Lonnie Johnson, Inventor of the Supersoaker

On the origins of the Super Soaker:

“I was working on a heat pump that used water as a working fluid, and I made some jet pumps for it. I accidentally shot a stream of water across a bathroom where I was doing the experiment and thought to myself, “this would make a great gun.” The original one that I first made actually had the pressurized water and the air inside a Plexiglas body. After a number of iterations, I eventually put the bottle on the top. ”

Popular Mechanics, October 2009

2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Mark McCool

    Hello Mr. Johnson,

    My name is Mark McCool. I would like to say that I am an inventor. I have a idea and just wanted to know how you were able to get your idea to the market and not be knocked off by a big company. I hope this message gets to you and if time permits learn first hand how one should process their idea.

    Thanks for your time
    Mark McCool

  2. Bob

    Love your invention

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