Alan Adler

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Alan Adler
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Born1938/1939 (age 84–85)
Known forInventor

Alan Adler is an American inventor. His inventions include aerodynamic toys under the Aerobie brand, such as footballs with fins, flying rings, and discs, as well as a manual coffee brewing device, the AeroPress. His Aerobie Pro flying ring set several world records for the farthest thrown object.[1]

Adler has approximately 40 patents in electronics, optics, and aerodynamics. He lectures in mechanical engineering at Stanford University[2] and has lectured at NASA, The Royal Aeronautical Society, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, Egan Junior High School, and University of California - Davis.

He lives in Los Altos, California, and is the founder of AeroPress, Inc., of Palo Alto.[3][4]


  1. ^ "New World Record!" Archived 2008-07-01 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved on July 10, 2008
  2. ^ "New, improved flying disc developed".
  3. ^ "First Alan Adler Invented the Aerobie. Now He's Created the Perfect Cup of Coffee". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  4. ^ Carlsen, Zachary. "Aerobie Clarifies Canadian Toy Company Acquisition". Sprudge. Retrieved 2021-03-31.

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