Talking Families: Part 12

Between September 17 and October 15, kids ages 10 to 14 and their parents/caregivers participated in a MoMA Family Art Workshop connected to Talk to Me. After viewing and discussing objects in the exhibition, the family groups developed their own communication-related inventions. We have invited them to share their projects here.

Inventors: Axel, Vera and Eric
Age of inventors: 10, 10+, and 10+
Invention: Hovercraft

This hovercraft uses a small helium balloon to lift it above the road or water.

Inventors: Daniel, Eva and Scott
Age of inventors: 12, 12+, and 12+
Invention: Project X

Project X is a mask used for military communications. It is made of a breathable fire-resistant Kevlar and has a multi-way communication system. It is capable of night vision combined with a self-defense system if the soldier is unarmed.

Inventors: Adi and Liat
Age of inventors: 10, and 10+
Invention: Robotic Mannequin

This robotic mannequin allows viewers to see how the fabric looks on a moving body, and saves money so companies no longer need to pay human models.

Inventors: Thomas and Kathryn
Age of inventors: 10, and 41
Invention: Wake No More

This device is a transparent, soundproof bed cover for a baby bed. It is designed specifically to keep out the sounds of the neighbors’ band practice. A tube provides air circulation, and a monitor transmits outgoing sound.

Inventors: Quinn, Milo, Nelson
Age of inventors: 13, 7, and 21
Invention: Blaster

The Blaster is the ultimate water gun. It uses a large syringe that attaches to the user with a harness. Once the syringe is pulled, it releases a surge of water onto its opponent.

Inventors: Ellen and Elizabeth
Age of inventors: 10, and 21
Invention: Kidmobile

Kidmobile is a car that kids can drive without needing an adult with them. It can go under water, on roads, or in the air. It is like a big ship that is guided by a large wheel, and is powered by wind resistance.

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  1. Posted April 27, 2012 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    Can you translate it to other languages please?