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Trevor Baylis: a CBE in the New Year Honours list

Inventor of the clockwork radio, Trevor Baylis, has been made a CBE in the New Year Honors list. Mr. Baylis very much deserves this honor as his inventions have directly and indirectly fueled many self-powered innovations we enjoy today. I’m … Continue reading

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Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, fights for patent rights

The Telegraph reports that British inventor Trevor Baylis, now 75, who created the first wind-up radio, is unfortunately struggling with patent laws in the UK. The eccentric gentleman (Trevor, I mean this as a compliment) cites the lack of government … Continue reading

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Shower powered radio

(Source: The Telegraph) The man who helped turn the Wind-Up Radio into a global success in the 1990s has invented a radio that is powered by the motion of water flowing into a shower. The H20 water-powered radio clips onto … Continue reading

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