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How to use it:
This Key encourages you to develop an innovative invention that could be used in your everyday life. For example, you could create a device that will do your written work for you. Start by drawing it on paper or on your screen, and then have a go at actually constructing it.

An example:
In a study on Transport, you decide to invent a device that would keep drivers awake during very long trips.

The device: Drivers wear a small cap on their head. A wire is attached to the cap, it goes down their back, and is connected to an alarm clock under the car seat. When their head drops forward because they are going to sleep, it triggers the alarm to ring loudly and wake them up.

Why it’s important to use it:
It’s great fun to invent new things. You never know what you might end up with. The world always needs people who are prepared to create new devices or to develop unusual ways of doing things.

Some variations:

You could invent some of these:

  • An automatic hair brusher
  • A remote control toothbrush
  • A robotic house security system
  • A bed maker
  • A homework machine