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Title The New Inventors
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary Featuring new ideas on how to connect the vast outback to a renewable energy source; keep your deck together; keep the streets clean.Hosted by James O'Loghlin, The New Inventors highlights the latest contemporary creations from the new generation of inventors, innovators and designers. Deciding the winner of these three inventions are: inventor and journalist Christine Kininmonth, engineer James Bradfield Moody, and woodworker and teacher Richard Vaughan. Inventions featured on the program: OUTBACK POWER PACK - by inventor Jim Thomson from WAIn the outback there's a lot of space, but not a lot of electricity. Connecting the vast outback to the electricity grid is not practical for a small population, but people in remote Australia want to watch television too! If you want power in a remote area you have two options. You can truck in a big diesel generator or install renewable energy such as wind or solar. But simply getting the right technicians to come out to the bush can be prohibitively expensive. The Outback Power Pack is a fully contained renewable energy power system. The invention is delivered to your property with the installation nearly completed. All that is required on site is to fit the solar panels and/or wind turbine, connect the system to your premises and switch on the power. This invention is not only simpler and cheaper than current practices, it also encourages the use of renewable energy, which benefits us all. KLEVAKLIP - by inventor Allan Holland from QLDThere's nothing like a timber deck for whiling away the summer, and reminiscing about the good old times. But some of those decks may have seen better days. Timber decking tends to warp over time, exacerbated by the nails used to hammer it down, which rust and allow moisture to penetrate the wood. As the deck deteriorates it becomes unsightly and even unsafe, creating a tripping risk, or even a chance of the deck collapsing. The KlevaKlip is a multi-board fixing system that provides consistent gapping of the boards. As each board is inserted into the KlevaKlip, it tightens the previous board, providing significant holding power. With this invention, the boards can be secured without nails, so the wood can be preserved significantly longer.WHEELIE MATE STAND - by inventors David Crosbie and Rob White from VICWhere would we be without wheelie bins? Probably all at the chiropractor after a lifetime of carrying heavy garbage bins out to the street. Yet as helpful as they are, wheelie bins do have problems. They can easily be knocked over by wind, storms, cars, uneven terrain, or passing drunks in the night. And when garbage bins are knocked over it's not a pretty sight.David and Rob both work in the domestic waste collection industry, so they deal with the problem of toppled bins daily. Having to constantly get down from the truck and pick up people's rubbish was starting to get on their nerves, so they decided it was time to invent a solution. The Wheelie Mate Stand stabilises wheelie bins so they cannot fall over, so now neither you nor the council workers are left to pick up the mess
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-05-26 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Electric power production.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Management.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Technological innovations.
Renewable energy sources.
Timber -- Wet storage.
Wood -- Preservation.
Form Streaming video
Author Crosbie, David, contributor
Holland, Allan, contributor
Kininmonth, Christine, contributor
Moody, James Bradfield, contributor
O'loghlin, James, host
Thomson, Jim, contributor
Vaughan, Richard, contributor
White, Rob, contributor