Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg

TechShop Creations

  1. Square Credit-Card Reader
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    Square Credit-Card Reader

    The first prototype of the Square, a device that turns smartphones and tablets into credit-card readers, came out of TechShop

    Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg
  2. Laser Hair-Loss Treatment
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    Laser Hair-Loss Treatment

    Inventor Tamim Hamid went to TechShop to find industrial designers who could develop a helmet outfitted with lasers that would fire on the scalp and stimulate hair follicles

  3. Folding Kayak
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    Folding Kayak

    Anton Willis built a kayak out of corrugated plastic. Before a hiking trip, you fold the kayak up and stuff it in your backpack and then unfurl it at the waterside

  4. Jet Pack
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    Jet Pack

    Made by Andy Filo, a member at TechShop San Jose

    Photograph by Joseph Schell
  5. Embrace Infant Warmer
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    Embrace Infant Warmer

    Embrace built a cheap infant warmer now distributed worldwide by GE Healthcare

  6. Lightning's Electric Motorcycle
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    Lightning's Electric Motorcycle

    Lightning Motorcycles makes the world's fastest electric motorcycle

  7. Stirling Engine Assembly
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    Stirling Engine Assembly

    Made by TechShop Detroit member Tim Sefton, whose project involves innovation on an old technology to make a simple engine that can run on any heat source

    Photograph by Brian Sorg for Bloomberg Businessweek
  8. Super Mario Bros. Lamp
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    Super Mario Bros. Lamp

    Adam Ellsworth and Bryan Duxbury created a lamp that looks like one of the question mark cubes from the game Super Mario Bros.