Coventry by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Coventry is classic Heinlein; lots of interesting devices that nobody thought of in 1940, and more social and political commentary on the rights of the individual versus the rights of the states.


'Coventry' by Robert Heinlein)

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Air Blast - the first air dryer
An air dryer for personal use.

Barrier (Force Field) - force field fence
Force-field fence.

Knockdown Cabin - portable shelter
A portable shelter; had solid walls and could be assembled quickly.

Refreshing Chamber
Replaces the bathroom in the future history of Robert Heinlein.

Steel Tortoise - the original ATV
An all-terrain vehicle, grandfather to the four-wheeler.

Sunpower Screen - photovoltaic cells power vehicle
A solar cell array used to provide power for a vehicle.

 

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