You just know when you see massive chunks of metal and wires attached to a scrap piece of plywood, there’s got to be a story behind it… either that, or you’ve taken a wrong turn down a hillbilly back road where you’ll quickly discover everything is attached to a scrap piece of plywood.
You may have prototyped a design or two of your own, built an engine out of dried mustard and carpet, or learned multiple ways to electrocute yourself while micro-controllers and midi devices melt across your lap. Yet, it’s amazing to think that many a famous product started with a few raw materials, some scrap parts and a few accidental circumstances. Wired has featured six original designs delegated to museum display status, but designs that nonetheless bleed ingenuity. Here’s a little taste.
If anything, this is a testament to not letting your idea die a slow death.
See the rest at Wired