Handstand Helper

About the inventor

Name: Sydney
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
City: 658 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2P1

School information

Name of the school: Montcrest School
Location: 658 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2P1, Canada

What will this machine do?

The robot grabs on to your legs and holds you up straight until you get your balance and know how to do it. 

Why was it invented?

I don’t know how to do handstands and I really want to learn how.

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 university students presenting their Proof-of-Concept - click image to start video