De Knuffeldroger

About the inventor

Name: Nona
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Country: Belgium
City: Harelbeke

School information

Name of the school: VBS Heilig hart
Location: Tuinstraat 21, Harelbeke, Belgium

What will this machine do?

Deze machine zorgt ervoor dat mijn knuffelbeer meteen droog is.

Why was it invented?

Wanneer mama mijn knuffel wast, moet ik altijd 1 nacht zonder mijn knuffel slapen omdat hij nog niet droog is. Dit vind ik niet leuk.

When was it invented?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

This Dream Machine idea has been elaborated as part of the MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2021

We selected this Dream Machine idea to be part of the MyMachine DreamsDrop 2021 Campaign.

Creativity going global. We are thrilled to share that our DreamsDrop Campaign 2021 has given over 500 children the opportunity to invent and upload their dream machine drawings to our world-map of ideas. Children from all continents have joined and they are from 21 countries: Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, India, Vietnam, Turkey, Armenia
Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Canada, Usa, Mexico, Ecuador, and Bolivia.

Those hundreds and hundreds of ideas go along the spectrum of fun, solving a personal problem, to create a solution for their community and others for a global issue.  That is the true power of our open-ended approach. 


In total 39 ideas were selected. For those ideas, Proof-of-Concepts (scale-models) have been build by 130 Industrial Product Design Students from


In this case, college students from Belgium worked on making a proof-of-concept. They had only 2 days. The results -considering such a short term- are astonishing.

The making of the Proof-Of-Concept - click image to start video

Final Result: the proof-of-concept - click image to start video