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

Still a readable tale; this novella by Heinlein is available in various collected works. Worth reading for the remarkable science (see how people should be working in space) and for the fully realized characters. Select an invention:

Broomstick Speedster

Groundhog

Radiant Power Receptor (DeKalbs) - broadcast power receiver

Radiation Garment

Waldo - the origin of telefactoring

Wheelchair Space Station - home for the disabled in space

Zero-G Ashtray

 

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