In this MARTHA SPEAKS video, Martha must wear a cone to stop her from scratching an injured ear, but the device scares Jake. Learn about how inventors devise ideas for new contraptions. T.D.’s dad creates several variations of the cone in order to stop Martha from scratching. However, some of the new gadgets create larger problems than scaring Jake. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs watch the video then come up with ideas for their own inventions. To familiarize yourself with the program, begin by reading the Martha's True Stories Buddies Program: Overview.