5 projects that demonstrate Clive Sinclair’s genius and flamboyance

Best known for his popular Spectrum computers, Sinclair was a man of many inventions and designs, with visions that often failed on the market, but spurred inspiration for the generations to come.

Sir Clive Sinclair, the prolific British inventor who contributed to the popularisation of home computers, has died last week, aged 81. 
In his long career, Sir Sinclair lived through the success of his line of namesake ZX Spectrum computers and the fiasco of other products that, like the C5 electric car, were probably ahead of their time. 
Sir Sinclair was one of the last great inventors and a man of many designs and ideas. In this gallery, we’ve collected five of his most famous or quirkiest inventions: some have changed the world, some have been rightfully forgotten. All have spurred from the brilliant mind of a man who was always looking for the next big thing to envision.

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