Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Wooden Widget Folding Dinghies

Folds to fit a roof rack.

Benjamin from Wooden Widget writes, "
I thought you might be interested in mentioning my folding dinghy designs. They are after all an old design from the 30s that has been vamped up a bit, quite retro really. You might also find my newest design, the Deckster, amusing as well as it uses a mad new propulsion system and has a hole in it!"

The neatest feature of the Deckster is its clever pedal-powered Mirage Drive, which uses two flexible blades that swing from side to side like fishes' fins to generate forward motion [here's video of it in action].

If you'd prefer to take advantage of the wind, the Origami sailing dinghy is a brilliant little design that folds down to a size small enough for most roof racks and weighs only 20 kg. Plans cost £25-£30. Figure on spending about £200 for your supplies, plus a few glorious hours in the workshop constructing your new sea-faring vehicle.

Wooden Widget Folding Dinghies


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