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Inventions from the Shed Television – 2000 Documentary

Inventions from the Shed

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Jim Hopkins presents this doco — based on his bestselling book — about backyard inventors and their inventions. Some of these “sheddies” are seeking their fortunes but others seem to simply derive a quiet satisfaction from their ingenuity. They might come from a tradition of number eight wire, string and chewing gum, but amphibious planes and hovercraft feature prominently (with one basement boasting a wind tunnel); while a rural bent extends to fence brackets, gate openers, shearing tables, possum pluckers and a serious rat trap (designed by a poet).

Success ... some people dream about it and others get up early in the morning and work hard at it.
– Ken Arnold (inventor)

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Made with funding from NZ On Air