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RIP Tobias Wong Answered

Tobias Wong passed away early Sunday morning, May 30. He was 35. This is terrible news as he was a wonderful creator. If you don't know the name, you've probably seen or read about some of his creations. One of which is the Sun Jar which stores energy during the day and uses it to power an LED at night. It has become a classic project here on Instructables.

I am always interested in seeing cool new items that people make and for me Tobias always stood out as someone who could consistently make you think and laugh by making you see something in a new way. Whenever his name would pop up I would eagerly check it out to see what he had made this time.

So when I saw the headline with his name and the years of his life with that sad number "2010" as the final punctuation my heart sank. I never even got to say "thank you" in person.

If you've never heard of Tobias Wong or only know a couple of the things he's done, I urge you to check out more of his creations. It's worth it.

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forumz
forumz

Reply 10 years ago

Im not kidding im crying right now... this is very sad news. he was one of the best.

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nutsandbolts_64
nutsandbolts_64

10 years ago

:-( to someone I don't even know: R.I.P. How did he pass away? 

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LoveZombie79
LoveZombie79

Reply 10 years ago

 His death was ruled as a suicide. I heard that he had been battling depression. :(

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nutsandbolts_64
nutsandbolts_64

Reply 10 years ago

Depression? Suicide... How could someone who made a wonderful thing get depressed? Hmm, might be marriage... There are alternatives like locking yourself in a room to cool down, and use the scientific method to solve your problem. Hmm, should read the news more often...

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M.C. Langer
M.C. Langer

10 years ago

Nunca te conocí, pero eras uno de los nuestros. Tus frascos solares brillarán por siempre en nuestros corazones. Descansa en paz, Tobias Wong. I never met you, but you were one of us. Your Sun Jars will shine forever inside our hearts. Rest in peace, Tobias Wong.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks, I'll see if I can find my toilet-roll holder. (yes)

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

That's not Tobias Wong.  Cre8tor's sun jar project starts "A solar-powered LED lighted cookie jar reminiscent of the Sun Jar designed by Tobias Wong."

Tobias' original productis for sale here.

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 10 years ago

this kind of things happen when I'm not paying close attention.

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bowmaster
bowmaster

10 years ago

That sucks. He will be missed.

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jeff-o
jeff-o

10 years ago

That's very sad.  :(  A Sun Jar was one of the first projects I ever built, based on his creation.

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Zem
Zem

10 years ago

I'm very sad to hear this! R.I.P Tobias. =(

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Ditto  :-(
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LardaLot
LardaLot

10 years ago

 sorry to hear it... ive seen many of his creations and ideas. 

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

10 years ago

That's really quite sad, R.I.P. Tobias, maker of Sun Jars.