About the Show
Inventor Tom Lawton devises new imaginative ways to improve everyday living as over a summer he transforms a derelict old boat into a fantastic floating home
Series 1 Summary
The mind of inventor Tom Lawton is a busy place. He's invented skate bikes, bubble cameras, wind-powered lighting systems and recordable alarm clocks.
Episode 1 - Shelter and Security
Tom tackles the challenges of shelter and security, coming up with an 'all seeing eye' to ward off intruders, an armadillo-inspired retractable roof, and a grow & go garden that maintains itself
Episode 2 - Cooking and Eating
Tom focusses on the way we cook and eat. Taking inspiration from fellow inventors and feats of engineering, he designs some pop-up furniture, an indoor-outdoor barbecue, and an aquabike.
Episode 3 - Rest and Relaxation
Tom works to complete his fantastic floating home before taking it for a maiden voyage, re-imagining the settee as a star gazing sofa and bringing light below deck with a fibre optic solar jellyfish