Young inventors from around the country are showing off their gizmos today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They're taking part in the annual Lemelson MIT "InvenTeams Odyssey."
It's run by a non-profit in the school of engineering that awards twenty high schools grants of up to $10,000 each. They're free to make anything...from a pocket sized water filter to a dozing driver wake-up device.
It's not a competition but an exercise in collaboration that organizers hope will inspire the next generation of inventors. Now, we explore one invention from a high school in New Hampshire.
This program aired on June 21, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.