Here’s a bunch of gadgets from the Design News Gadget Freak archives. As we comb through these oldies, it’s surprising how fresh they remain even after two or three years. It’s the forward-thinking flash of insight that keeps these inventions new even as the years rush by.
This collection includes everything from a Dr. Seuss-themed target game to a boat lift controller.
Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 17 years, 15 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.