I was supposed to demonstrate vacuum cleaners, working in the JEC shop in town.
Well, This was a great part time job. I loved doing it, it suited me just fine. I liked the people I worked with, I liked the competition between us demonstrators, selling against vax and Hoover.
Anyway, after a while I was on a high. So I told them their vacuum cleaner design was rubbish, that it might suck up dust, but it also spewed it out all over the place. I said that the design of the vacuum cleaner ought to be modified to accommodate a superior bag. Designed the bag with some interfacing, which was a bit more complex than the flat one that came out with the vacuum cleaner, so the one their design team made was simpler, and more effective. I pointed out that for people with asthma, and allergies, vacuuming was impossible. Also what's the point of using a vacuum cleaner unless you can trap all the dust.
My design for the bag meant the bag had to fit so the hose was top mounted to the body of the cleaner. Well I suppose it took them about six months to get it on the production line. It worked fantastically. Now every cylinder cleaner is made to that design. They must have sold the patent out to everyone.
As an employee, Electrolux owned all rights to anything designed. That's OK with me, as I wouldn't want to be ridiculously rich. I went back to hairdressing after a while. I was just happy with what I got. A trip to see my parents, a Limo, and the fun of designing something that works.
I notice the EM drive is being tested now. I know that now you see it now you don't drive is somehow connected to this. It's about the containment of the elements in the chamber. The EM field is generated by background radiation and gravitational waves that pass through it. They get very excited and start to create a vortex. This creates a gravitational displacement. It only needs a little tweaking to get the control of pitch and yaw. The whole journey with this kind of propulsion is pre calculated. It should hover very nicely though.
Yes the the elements are charged up. The shape of the chamber I designed is right. Some of the maths may be slightly distorted by the colours on the web though. I must dig out the picture and look at it. It took me about three weeks to develop it.
Strangely my Grandmother was a Shawyer. The yacht my uncle and I built together was called the Dorothy Shawyer after my Grandmother. I wonder if Roger Shawyer and I are related. My Father was a genius. I suppose this is a family gene that makes us think outside the box.
Hmm...Pizzo Electric crystals activated by light pulses around the chamber might activate directional propulsion.