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TV Show’s Nationwide Casting Call For Inventors Of Outdoor Products Opens

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:33:47 +0000

(image) Are you an adventurer, outdoor survivalist or weekend camper? On the many trips you've taken over the years, have you ever pondered over what products were missing and could add to your outdoor experience? Out of that group, how many of you have taken it one step further and actually invented a creative state of the art or off-the-wall outdoor product — that's ready to knock the winter woolies off the public once the world gets out?



The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process - Part III

Sat, 02 May 2015 18:30:20 +0000

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Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

We published Part I and Part II earlier this week. Here's Part III of his article: read more »




The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process - Part II

Sat, 02 May 2015 18:26:40 +0000

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Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

Yesterday, we had Part I. Here's Part II of his article: read more »




The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process

Sat, 02 May 2015 17:36:06 +0000

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Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

I thought is was one of the best distillations of the challenges of the invention process and it offers priceless advice for inventors. Here's Part I of his article:

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You have a new product idea that you believe would sell very well were it only available on the market -- but you don't have the time or resources to "venture" the product, i.e., to manufacture it (or have it contract-manufactured) and sell it yourself. What now? read more »

Realistically, the best advice you could be given is to forget the idea -- and get on with your life.



Top 12 Coolest Innovations From Asia's Largest Trade Show 2015

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:38:22 +0000

(image) Don't miss out on Asia's largest technology events of the year! For the inner geek and active enthusiast, I have highlighted the top 12 most practical product innovations.



Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:30:00 +0000

(image) There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.



Calling All Inventors! Submissions Open For The 2015 James Dyson Award

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:15:00 +0000

(image) College students and recent graduates are invited to submit their problem-solving designs and inventions to the 2015 James Dyson Award competition. Undergraduate and graduate design and/or engineering students, as well as those who have graduated from a design or engineering program within the past four years, are invited to enter this world reknowned competition. Get further details....



Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:30:00 +0000

(image) Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....



Should Your Hobby Invention Idea Become A Business?

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:14:04 +0000

(image) You had a “light bulb” moment, and since you haven’t been able to shake the idea – in fact this genius thought has even begun to interfere with your daily routine. You think this is the invention idea that you could turn into a business. So what should you do?



Turning Ideas Into Products: Expert Tips For Invention Prototypes Part 5: The Iterative Process

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:00:34 +0000

(image) In this article we will cover the iterative nature of the prototyping process and the benefit of more iterations. What is “good enough” and how much iteration do you need? We will discuss trial and error and why you need to embrace failure and finally, how to avoid expensive rabbit holes.



Panther 3D Printer Brings Your Visions To Life

Thu, 16 May 2013 14:00:55 +0000

(image) Have you ever wanted to really bring an idea to life? The Panther 3D Printer gives you the tools to make this a reality.



Calling All Inventors: Submit Your Best Healthcare, Education, Or Sustainability Ideas

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:17:19 +0000

(image) Got an idea to change the world? Verizon wants to hear it, and it might even get you a cool $10 million.



ESAF Seeks Minority, Women Developers For Video Games

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:29:11 +0000

(image) The Entertainment Software Association (ESAF) is currently accepting applications for its 2013-2014 scholarship program for video game-related degrees. The program is targeting women and minority developers.



Turning Ideas Into Products: Expert Tips For Invention Prototypes - Part 2: Prototyping Methods

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:53:53 +0000

(image) Different prototyping methods are typically defined by the actual purpose they each serve. In part 2 of this series, I will be explaining some of the different methods used in the creation of prototypes. Each prototyping method has its own set of ideal applications, strengths and weaknesses. Some methods are better for speed while others are intended for absolute precision or overall strength. It all comes down to what your particular project requires.



Create Your Own Digital Board Games With DICE+

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:03:16 +0000

(image) Ever wanted to create your own version of “Clue” or “Monopoly,” but for the digital age? DICE+ wants your best ideas.



Turning Ideas Into Products: Expert Tips For Invention Prototypes - Part 1: Terminology

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:58:12 +0000

(image) If you have an invention idea that you hope to bring to market, eventually it will need to be prototyped. A prototype is a model of the invention idea that allows the inventor to validate and “prove” their concept. Join Trident Design’s Founder, Chris Hawker, for part 1 of a multi-part series focused on turning big ideas into real products.



Engineering Students Unite To Save The World, One Invention At A Time – Enter To Win The James Dyson Award 2013 Competition!

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:58:25 +0000

(image) Since 2010, the James Dyson Award has prodded engineering and design students from around the world to create and share their unique innovations with the ultimate goal of solving problems, and they're gearing up to see what 2013 has to offer the planet...



Design A Board Game for the National Young Game Inventors Contest!

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:50:35 +0000

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If you’re a budding inventor between the ages of five and twelve, with a desire to create the next “Clue” or “Monopoly,” we encourage you to throw your board game design into the ring for the National Young Game Inventors Contest!




Calling All Inventors! Popular Science Wants Your World-Changing Inventions For 2013 Awards

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:30:59 +0000

(image) You'd best hurry.  You don't have much time to get your world-changing invention to Popular Science reviewers for the 2013 'Garage' Invention Awards....



5 New Year's Resolutions Every Inventor & Product Developer Should Make

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:00:59 +0000

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Nearly everyone has at least a dozen earth-shattering inventions up their sleeve.  At least that's what they believe. But most who want to run with their ideas and make them profitable end up wasting a lot of time, especially as novices, on ideas that are already on the market or that few others want.  It's important to work smart and fast as product developers so your focus is on the new, the needed, and the profitable.  Here are five New Year's Resolutions that will boost your efforts and your results.

 




Calling All Inventors! Dean McDermott Wants Inventions For Gourmet Dads

Sat, 15 Dec 2012 16:01:13 +0000

(image) 'Gourmet Dad' Dean McDermott has paired with invention search site Edison Nation to find the best new gadget for dads in the kitchen.  You don't have to be a dad to submit your gadget invention, just a really sharp innovator who knows what a gourmet dad would find appealing for his role as favorite chef to his family.



Law 101 for Inventors: Legal Protection and Why You Need It

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:30:02 +0000

(image) So you’ve come up with an original invention or idea, and now you're ready to go out into the world and make an impact with it. But before you can do that, you should think about the legal protection and measures that you need to set in place for your start-up.



Calling All Inventors! Casting Call For Season 3, INVENTION USA!

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:01:46 +0000

(image) Last night was the premiere of Season 2 of The History Channel's inventor show, Invention USA.  No sooner did the season begin, that casting calls for Season 3 of the hit series get on the road too. So now inventors have another chance to strut their stuff before the casting directors and the show's hosts, Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Scotty Ziegler.



Calling All Inventors! Edison Nation Launches Open Search For Innovative Products

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:30:50 +0000

(image) Have a unique and patentable idea that you've not been able to move off first base?  Edison Nation has just the answer for you in its newest search for ideas.  It's an open search!  So, you can submit one or more of your ideas in any category of products - home, garden, office, etc. to the Open Innovative Product Search.



ideaAPP Could Be A Game Changer For Inventors

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:12:22 +0000

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If I were to tell you that you can get a complete, worldwide patent search conducted on your invention idea for $9.99, you would think I just swallowed a whole lot of advertising bull.  I thought it was too good to be true too, so I went to the source, the company that owns and offers the ideaAPP for Apple and PC products, and asked the founder an irritating amount of questions.  He answered.