While doing research for my technical report, I came across a cool invention that related to my topic. The invention was a kite winder that reels a kite in after the kite is done being used. This youtube video is what I stumbled upon when I was doing my research for my topic.
Art is the name of the inventor of the kite winder in this video. He sells these kite winders, and I think this invention is creative. Personally, I can see a lot of people being turned off by this invention because this invention would take the fun out of being able to run with a kite. If a person preferred limited movement while flying a kite, I think the kite winder would be an awesome product. The kite winder is able to lock the string in position, and prevent the kite from traveling out farther. This product allows the user to reel in the kite quickly after the kite is done being used.
Art created his device by connected different parts together, and mounting the parts on some plywood.
The parts include:
Figure A: DC motor
Figure B: Battery
Figure C: Switch
“The kite line winder weighs a mere 15 pounds. This is very portable with a handy handle (quotes from 4:40 in the video).” The kite winder weighs enough to prevent the wind from dragging the device around. I can see this being nice for someone who would like to watch the kite flying in the air, without holding on to the kite.
Overall, I think his invention is very creative. I am thinking about creating a device that is similar, but used differently. I am hoping to create something like this device to roll up string at the soccer fields. As a field worker, we use string to paint straight lines on a soccer field, and the string is incredibly annoying to roll up. My main hope is to create something like this to paint soccer fields faster. If I can create a device like this, I will maybe use the reel to fly a kite the cool way.