Dyson Foundation

“I haven’t failed. I just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” ~ Thomas Edison

First of all, thank you Dyson Foundation for the Ideas Box!!!! :). This has disciplined me with the patience of building a device or an item.

Dyson Foundation Ideas Box is one of the few projects that I am doing. James Dyson, a British inventor, is the industrial designer and founder of the Dyson Company. He is best known for inventing the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum. But maybe you’re asking yourself, “why? Why did he make this [cool, really cool] vacuum?”. James, one day, was feeling irritated with the vacuum that he was using due to its poor performance. He decided that he wanted to make the product that would be, in his thought, much better. So, five years and 5,127 prototypes later, he made this new vacuum which was the first bagless vacuum in the world. But, that isn’t all! In 2002, Dyson set up this foundation which has the goal to inspire young people to study engineering and maybe even become one someday. He wants students to make mistakes and think in a different way. His “Engineering Box” (which is the one that I received) is filled with activities! Some of the activity cards that were included in the box are:

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And, on each of the activity cards are information on like how it works or some small trivia. It’s just very engaging and you could actually find more of these project on their site!

Well, since we’re on this topic, I’d like to share to you guys a few things I have created:

  1. Spy Pen (can shoot far)
  2. Book with hidden camera

I’ve honestly been very excited when it came to making things and the Dyson Foundation is such an excellent way to learn more and get your learning fluids up and running!!

Dyson Ideas Box has pushed me to the limit that I can create anything if I try :D. Inside the box they have sent me, there was a bladeless fan inside but when they sent it to me I had to connect the head to the body (it was very simple). I would recommend homeschoolers to use this and other schools because I think that it would be a great opportunity for kids to get inspired and learn this.


The information which it has for the reader (me or you) has given me a lot of fine concepts to form something out of nothing. They told me that frustration helps you to make an invention because when you’re frustrated at something you will want to do something (exactly how Dyson was with his vacuum). If you made an improved product than the other person, then you should show and tell the advantages. Here is an example:

Original computer

  • Can hold about 50 movies and 75 songs
  • Comes in color black (only)
  • Small

Your computer design

  • 100 movies 200 songs
  • Can come in all colors
  • Can come in small, medium or big

[That was just an example I made up]

Do you see??? You have to make your invention more interesting and a better product. When you are writing an invention (you want to make it “TOP SECRET” so that no would steal it from you) you should sketch, and write down the details. Remember if you are making it better than someone else explain the difference. James Dyson had a vacuum which kept breaking apart, and he was frustrated; therefore, he started to make his own vacuum and finally his invention is around countries and even on ads :). He wanted to make kids explore their inner inventor, make mistakes and invent. You’ve got this. We all do! Now explore and try! Find a problem and create a solution. hank you again to James Dyson!! 🙂

Before I end this, I just have to say again…. Thank you James Dyson!! 🙂

Yours truly,