Local engineer auctioning his 'Dancing Wipers' invention for charity

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Posted at 6:36 AM, Oct 25, 2019

CLEVELAND — A local engineer developed a patent to sync your windshield wipers to the beat of the music in your car.

Ian Charnas is a man of many talents. As someone who has a background in computer, mechanical and electrical engineering, Charnas has the skills to develop something pretty unique.

His latest creation syncs the music you’re listening to in your car to your windshield wipers.

“There’s a computer in the trunk. I’ve got junk in the trunk,” laughs Charnas.

A tiny computer uses an artificial intelligence program to detect the beat of the music. Every time there’s a pulse, another program varies the voltage going to the wiper blades.

His invention went viral on tech websites and he quickly realized no one patented this idea before, so he’s auctioning off the provisional patent on eBay, raising money for charities to help children get involved in and excited about stem skills.

If you want to get in on this beating success, the eBay auction for this technology ends on Saturday. All the money raised goes to charities that help children learn to code.