Thankful For Young Minds

With Thanksgiving upon us, it seemed a good time to look back at some powerful young minds we’re all thankful for. Let’s face it, kids have amazing minds. In one moment, they seem to have infinite wisdom that could only be native in an old soul, and in the next, they’re trying on your too-big high heels and singing like they’re on Broadway. Although we try to stay as creative,…

Those Big Ideas

Every inventor knows, you have to be on top of everything. After all, when you are thinking up the idea for your next invention, you usually start with a problem. The first thing you need to ask is: ”Did somebody already come up with something that solves this particular issue”. It would be quite pointless to work on something somebody already took care of, unless you think you can come up with a better solution. Highly anticipated inventions can…

Ideas for a Better Workspace

Coming up with ideas isn’t easy, especially when not all workspaces are created equal. Face it, finding inspiration can be a tall order when you’re sitting in dingy basement with the smell of something funky in the air.  So what is it we need to do? Focus, focus, focus. It is about not just finding that focus, but keeping it as well. This kind of focus isn’t always there because you…

Brainstorming New Ideas

Face it, when it comes to thinking up new ideas, everyone hits a wall from time to time. This is nothing new and it shouldn’t scare you. In fact, panicking when an idea doesn’t hit you when you expect it to can make things even worse. Fear and anxiety are bad for your creative juices. It can also compromise your objective thinking and make you lower your standards. This is one of the worst pitfalls of the idea…

Invention Wins Nobel Prize, But…

This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having a curious invention. It is a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED lamps we now have more long-lasting and more efficient alternatives to…

Who’s Building Your Idea?

You are ready to move your idea forward, great! Now it is time to select a design firm to help you with your prototype. This is a super important decision, and one that should never be taken lightly. Here are 4 key things you need to look for in your design company. First, demonstrable expertise and success in the EXACT discipline, seems obvious. Too many individuals and organizations throw money…

Innovative New Sporting Products

Innovative new products continue to hit the market everyday. Our species as a whole remains steadfast with its undying urge to evolve everything in and around our lives. Here are a few new innovations for you outdoor adventurer types. 1. The Syte Sleeve lets users wear their device on the forearm, designed to make exercising with smartphones easier Most people who exercise with their smartphones carry the phone in their…

Move Your Idea Forward

Every get frustrated by what should be a seemingly simple enough task, and have an idea how to make it better? Well you are not alone. That precise moment of angst, where the temper starts to percolate, is the birthplace of some of the best ideas. Unfortunately, it is also where most ideas die. Time and time again it happens, but why? Who is the culprit? Who is this mysterious…

How to Move Your Idea Forward

Congrats, you’ve summoned the courage to move your idea forward. You should be proud of yourself because you separated from the pack, and have taken the first important step to move yourself out of being stuck in the “just an idea” phase. As you consider your next steps, there are basic steps with a proven track record you should consider: Conception – This stage is when you think of where…

Inventor Basics

Lets Get Started With Some Inventor Basics Most inventions are pretty straight forward. Problem X could be solved only if there was a product Y. Inventors get their drive from seeing a problem and having that a urger to solve it. So if you have a clear idea of what you want to build, lets take it from there. Start out by clearly documenting your idea. What problem does it…