Former Inventor of the Year (and rare ‘Dragon’s Den’ success story) Mark Champkins (above) has been appointed as Science Museum’s first Inventor in Residence. For his first project, the museum challenges him to solve your everyday irritations in a project called What’s Your Problem? – email a problem that regularly gets on your nerves, be it forgetting your keys or other people’s noisy headphones on the tube, and the best will be put to the inventor. Champkins will report back on the process involved in creating a solution, including initial thought process, experimentation and development. If you’re not sure of his credentials, take a look at the following research he’s done into celebrity patents and inventions for The Big Book of Celebrity Inventions. Hopefully he can come up with something a bit better.
For info, see sciencemuseum.org.uk.