And here we were thinking that youth was wasted on drugs and posers wearing skinny jeans. Good on this boy, a great invention too.
"A BRITISH schoolboy was set to earn up to £250,000 ($380,000) after inventing a doorbell that fools burglars into thinking somebody is home at an empty property.
The Mail on Sunday reported Laurence Rook, 13, from Whyteleafe in southern England, is the inventor of Smart Bell.
The device dials a homeowner's mobile phone when pressed, allowing the homeowner to talk to whoever is at their front door.
The invention uses an inbuilt SIM card and existing cell phone technology and emits a small amount of white nose to give any unexpected guest the impression that they are speaking to someone inside the house on an intercom system.
Laurence has sold 20,000 of the devices and is finalising a deal with a telecommunications company for a further 25,000 units. He stands to earn up to £250,000 from the deal."