Garage Inventors : Slideshow

Friday, January 27, 2012

Brian Turner and his motley crew of Space Pirates pose in their garage with their solar-powered climber.
Derek John

Brian Turner and his motley crew of Space Pirates pose in their garage with their solar-powered climber. 

The Space Pirates align their mirror array to replicate an Archimedes Death Ray.
Derek John

The Space Pirates align their mirror array to replicate an Archimedes Death Ray.

A large prototype of Frank Polifka's homemade Windhexe, a.k.a.
Sabira Taher

A large prototype of Frank Polifka's homemade Windhexe, a.k.a. "Tornado in a Can."

Frank and Ruth Polifka standing in front of the large Windhexe.
Sabira Taher

Frank and Ruth Polifka standing in front of the large Windhexe.

Frank Polifka loads whole wheat into a smaller version of the Windhexe.
Sabira Taher

Frank Polifka loads whole wheat into a smaller version of the Windhexe.

The pulverized wheat turns into flour after going through the
Sabira Taher

The pulverized wheat turns into flour after going through the "tornado in a can."