Let’s Get Inventin’ (with some steampunk Segway PT riders)

Last week was a pretty exciting time for one young Kiwi inventor, the crew of TV’s Let’s Get Inventin’, and Segway New Zealand’s Philip Bendall.

Steampunk Segway Riders: filming television show Let's Get Inventin' in Auckland last week

Steampunk Segway Riders: filming television show Let’s Get Inventin’ in Auckland last week

While we can’t tell you anything about what you’ll see in the episode we were part of making, we can tell you it goes to air in October 2013 – and then in 72 more countries around the world.

Now in it’s seventh season, Let’s Get Inventin’ is well-loved by kids of all ages. The show has won a string of awards including three-time-winner of Best Childrens TV Show (in 2006, 2007 and 2012).

The BBC has even licensed the format, and makes it’s own version of the show.

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It works like this: young people from around the country are invited to write in with their idea for an invention. Next, the show picks the best ideas, then actually builds them in a workshop. Lastly, then invite the inventor to join in to help put the device to the test to see just how well it really works!

Who knows – maybe one of these bright Kiwi Kids will grow up to be the next Dean Kamen?

So be sure to tune in during October 2013 to see what idea a clever young lad from Hamilton has had that makes good use of a Segway Personal Transporter.

PS: No, we still can’t tell you anything about what we got up to. But filming the episode sure was lots of fun!

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