and mathematician as well. Lonnie Won first place in a NATIONAL
competition for his invention “Linex” also known as a remote
controlled robot made out of junkyard scraps. Lonnie Studied
at Tuskegee University on a Mathematics scholarship and got
elected into the PI TAU Sigma National Engineering Honor
Another one of Lonnie Johnson’s acheivements was a CFC
free refrigeration system that has a hydraulic heat pump. That
earned him his 7th patent.
When the homemade nozzle at his bathroom sink shot
a spray of water across the room, that inspired him to invent
the worl’ds first high performance pressurized water gun.
See how inspiration can come from what happens?
So Johnson along with his partner Bruce D’Andrade
finally created the Supersoaker in 1989. (Interesting that
this happened 3 years after I was born.)
Over 40 million supersoakers have brought
in over $200 Million in sales. Johnson has earned over
40 patents and continues to invent thermo and
fluid dynamics as well as toys. Further, Lonnie Johnson
and his company are developing an improved home
radon detector, a rechargeable battery and
heat pump that uses water instead of Freon and
Lonnie Johnson is doing some really big things.
He is the man to make the world a better place.
Johnson is responsible for the fun people today
have from the use of such an invention. So yes,
I took the time to HIGHLIGHT this man’s work
because he is truly superb.
This Information on Lonnie JOhnson found here: http://www.aaregistry.com/african_american_history/2835/Lonnie_G_Johnson_an_inventor_who_has_fun_too