IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - We have some inventors here in Idaho Falls. One local man created what he calls, the "Smart Door Stopper."
It's a door stopper that retracts when needed. He says that's what makes his invention different. It also prevents the door from slamming on your hand. He has even won a contest for it.
Here's what inspired this idea.
"My little dog was running toward an open door and someone kicked the door shut and I could see there was a collision about to happen but I couldn't get there in time and the door slammed. And it almost caught her snout in the door and I stewed after that. How could I prevent a door from slamming," says Larry Teckmeyer, Inventor.
To learn more and to contribute to the pursuit of his invention you can go here.