Innovative Thinking – Thermal Car – Blog 067

Innovation – Thermo-Car



Thermometers are boring.  They usually consist of a 10” glass tube filled with a red liquid or most always they are digital showing only a two-digit number on a gray quartz display.  Why not have fun with thermometers?



With Thermo-Car you can watch your car race (well, not exactly race), towards the finish line or watch as your hot air balloon rises and falls with the daily temperature.  Your favorite quarterback can make that winning touchdown or watch an airplane fly over
the Alps!

By using the heat sensitive metal Nitinol, which expands and contracts with temperature changes, any object can be moved vertically or horizontally for a dramatic and fun effect.

P.S.: Did anyone recognize the images?  How and when they were created?  If you did, you’d recognize that they were drawn with the earliest of Macintosh computers.  So early that it was actually before color!



“Life is trying things to see if they work.”

-Ray Bradbury


Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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