Trevor Bayliss OBE Inventor of the wind up radio, Trevor talks about inspiring innovations and life as an inventor.

Trevor Baylis profile picTrevor Graham Baylis OBE (born 13 May 1937) is an English inventor. He is best known for inventing the wind-up radio. Rather than using batteries or external electrical source, the radio is powered by the user winding a crank for several seconds. This stores energy in a spring which then drives an electrical generator to operate the radio receiver. He invented it in response to the need to communicate information about AIDS to the people of Africa.

This talk took place at the small is beautiful 2012  festival.

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Wikipedia entry on Trevor

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