Help with invention

I have a prototype .of an Ivention i been working on. i need help getting it to market

Asked by Israelrentas 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


need ideas for an invention for school invention convention

Last year for the invention convention i made a hovercraft and everyone was really impressed and now this year i don't know what to do i need to keep up my reputation i just need a good idea.

Posted by Tanners 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to invent something?

I want to invent something but I don't have any idea of invention. So where shall I start?

Asked by RajarshiM2 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


??? Worst Invention Ever ???

What do you think is the WORST invention ever this goes with my best invention ever Well???...

Posted by lightpacker 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


??? Best Invention Ever ???

Well people what do you think is the best invention ever well.... invented i personally think it is sliced bread cause you cant eat an entire loaf

Posted by lightpacker 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


who invented a microscope ?

About microscope

Asked by elenwaren 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


When was the BristleBot invented? Answered

Was the BristleBot invented by Doug Stillinger, Evil Mad Scientist Labs, Ben Jaques' friend, all of them, or someone else entirely?

Asked by NobodyInParticular 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Headphone Invention Competition

Hey guys! The company I work for is holding an invention challenge with Harman to generate ideas for the headphones of tomorrow.  If your product gets sold, you'll get royalties based on gross revenue. Anyone can participate—experts, audiophiles, music lovers, tech geeks, etc. If you think you have what it takes, you can submit your idea here: https://www.quirky.com/harman/the-headphones-of-tomorrow

Posted by theDomenICK 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Pego - My Invention

 I need help trying to get my invention manufactured. Or help to stop me dreaming of Pego ever being a success! It's a clothes peg - same size & material, just a different shape. Clothes pegs sell - Pego should sell. When it's not hanging washing out kids can clip them together to build models - the shape allows the clamp to grip the body - the handles spring out to also act as grips. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ydl_RCCQKo&feature;=fvst I have a few days left on quirky.com & need comments & votes to help Pego to manufacture. http://www.quirky.com/ideations/166745 Let me know what you think - why won't it work? Cheers Andrew Canfield

Posted by PegoAC 7 years ago


Ideas for Solar Invention

Hey, I have got 3 computer fans, and first I would like to see if anyone knows how much volts they normally take to run, I wouldnt guess to much since they're simple and small. And I was trying to think of ideas of what to try to make with them, running with solar panels. I wanted to try to think of something more than just runnings fans. I'm open to all ideas thanks!

Posted by rpvanpatt 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


"Re-inventing The Wheel"

Say hello to Mr.T.  He is old, simple, and there is really nothing special about him.  However, Mr.T is a sneaky little feller.  He likes putting on clever disguises like iron sights and stocks and even removable magazines to make people think that he is special.  But he isn't.  He's been around for years now, and for some reason, can't accept that his time is done.  As a community, we are going to get rid of Mr.T. I hope you found that funny, but more importantly, I hope that you took it seriously.  No, I am not talking about the guy who played Clubber Lang in the third rocky.  I am talking about the K'nex gun that has been built and posted thousands of times, and makes the rest of the Instructables community hate K'nex gun builders.  At this point, pretty much any search done on this site will result in at least one K'nex gun.  What is worse?  They are all the same.  The "T" format is the most simple, most redundant approach to building a K'nex aside from the now heavily discriminated block trigger guns.  They involve three things: 1.  A vertical magazine 2.  A firing ram 3.  A trigger Any gun that requires only these three components to operate is, in my opinion, pointless.  Despite cosmetic features such as stocks and iron sights, all "T" format guns are exactly the same.  Yes, they do work, and some of them even work very well, but at this point, improvement will only occur with change, not with repetition.    Compared to a few years ago, this K'nex community is dwindling on the edge of a cliff.  Many people have lost interest because nothing new was being made, so they just quit.  I do not support this decision, but I cannot blame them either.  Like many of the other "veterans" on this site, I have been on and off, but have never officially quit.  Sometimes one just needs to think.   Hopefully by now, I have made it clear: not another Mr.T should be posted ever again.  They are great guns for those learning the ropes.  That is about it.  There are so many other options out there.  Horizontal magazines, pump systems, lever systems, bolt systems, and so many more.  Make up your own system!  Combine different systems!  There are millions, maybe billions of different ways to put a thousand K'nex together, so why limit yourself.  You are all builders, which means that you see things in your head before you make it.  But sometimes these ideas come to us in inopportune times, so what do you do?  Write it down.  Even if your drawing skills are as pathetic as mine, just scribble it out so you can make sense of it, and then refine it later with a ruler.  Then get to work on it. So, here are the steps you can take to advance this community: 1.  Stop posting Mr.T!!!  He can be a good teacher, but that is about all. 2.  Be different!  My goal when I entered this community was to make guns that nobody has ever made.  No two of my guns are similar, nor are my guns like any others out there.  You have millions of options.  Make use of them! 3.  If you have an idea, write it down!  Even if it seems absurd, I guarantee that it, even if it only be small parts of it, will improve your building skill. I really hope this has made you want to make something different. Not much more I can say.  Just go do it. Oblivitus and TheDunkis have started building a database of different gun elements and different ways of approaching them.  Check it out and feel free to contribute!   http://knexbuilding.wikispaces.com/ 

Posted by Kinetic 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Looking for Focus Group Participants for New Inventions

Science Channel's All-American Makers is looking for focus group participants: people who want to give their opinions on new exciting inventions before they hit the marketplace.  We will be filming throughout October in Jersey City.  TIME COMMITMENT: 4-5 hours COMPENSATION: $100 Anyone who is interested or who knows of someone who might be interested, email clehman@brayentertainment.com or call 212-993-8518.  Tech-savvy consumers, parents on the go, grillers, bikers, car owners, etc. People of all ages. 

Posted by Christopher Bray 3 years ago


Question for the Community

Hi, I've been to this site a few times in the past, but this site stuck in mind for some unknown reason; anyhow, I made this account due to this urging curiosity to know why you make all these strange, fascinating, and completely useless stuff. I don't remember if it was MIT or Stanford but one of them said that inventions should be useful and solve a real problem. Thanks for your comments.

Posted by inventivefficiency 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I thought this was interesting: Future Edisons - on PBS

Everybody has a great idea that could change the way we work, the way we live or the way we play. Everyday Edisons documents the development process of 12 inventions and the parallel stories of the people who invented them. Selected from thousands, the 15 Everyday Edisons learn how their extraordinary ideas are taken from a sketch on a napkin to a store shelf.Take Sheldon Levinson and Michael Diep: both like to tinker with concepts for new and improved products, or simply the next crazy fad. Levinson, a true kid-at-heart, is always looking for the next best toy or gadget to make people smile. Taking the traditional favorite bubbles and combining them with the lava lamp, another iconic American gadget, he developed the latest twist on bubble toys.Diep, a refugee from Vietnam, has thousands of inventions in his back pocket, one of which is a new design for a dual cat toy and claw scratcher. As a hectic business consultant, Diep encountered a challenge many of us face lack of time. With limited personal free time, much less time to take his cat to the veterinarian for nail trimmings, Diep incorporated sand paper into his jungle gym to naturally file the nails as it played.Inventing isn't just for adults, the retired or the self-proclaimed inventor. Mark and Cody Fox, brothers and juniors in high school, were tired of paying year-end fines for bent corners and broken spines on their school text books. After combining a few fabric swatches, some hot glue and pieces of plastic, the young men developed a way to prevent the dreaded fines come June.And The Link to the PBS site

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


138 Years of Quirky Inventions

Amusing. www.popsci.com/gadgets/gallery/2010-05/archive-gallery-138-years-great-inventions

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What Are Your Favorite Inventions?

Just to help me get inspired, I thought it would be a good Idea to ask you guys what your favorite inventions/innovations are. My favorites are the cotton candy machine, the lightbulb, and the telegraph.

Posted by Ace Gambit 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


The Best Invention workshop ever ?

Hey, You see i am a new member around here but i have been here for a long time as a guest , i explored the site and it has some pretty need stuff around here. I tried some of it and really enjoyed it , then slowly i made it a hobby to invent things from here. Now i have a bunch of inventions and electronics lying around. Then i planned to design and make my own small invention workshop in my room, you see i don't want to take it as a full time work and keep it a hobby thats why i never made it big. So my question is now to you professionals who may have a personal workspace where they carry out there little evil works, how to design a effective and efficient workshop layout with the following things taken into considerations: - A work are where i would do the work ( Give m a list of things i should put over here) - A smooth storage area for my parts ( i am thinking of putting on my spare bed) - A display area for m inventions - And a circuit processing area (pcb) - And a enough space to sleep in. I hope you would help me and guide me through it. - Please let me know all the tools and things needed to start a invention workshop. ;) Arylic

Posted by arylic 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Inventions for First World Problems

I happened across this article showing "17 Wonderful Inventions to Solve All Your First World Problems": http://www.dailyedge.ie/inventions-first-world-problems-1349251-Mar2014/  #1 is pretty ingenious! #6 can easily be manipulated ;) #8, #9, and #17 are just down right great! But I could see #9 getting a bit annoying... #12 is for the book lover in us all My question is...Do YOU have any first world problems you'd like to see a hack for? What are they? Do you have a hack for them (and if you do, please share!)? And better yet, what world problems in general would you like to see fixed and how would YOU fix them? 

Posted by Meglymoo87 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Dewalt battery powered inventions

Hey gang, 1st time, long time. I'm not very savvy when it comes to most things electrical, but have a question about (mainstream) rechargeable battery powered inventions.  In my case, Dewalt 18v batteries, but for arguments sake, it could cover a slew of rechargeables. I have at least a dozen Dewalt 18v tools and accessories.  I've had most of them for years and only the 2 most well-used tools have failed (and been rebuilt).  So I love the reliability.  I 'round-robin' my 6 batteries (mix of the older style XRP and the new Li-Ion), I've yet to have a battery fail and all still hold a decent charge - the oldest XRPs are going on 7-8 years old. I often use my (2) dewalt lights I have as light when the power goes out in the house or when I spend a few nights at the race track (tent camping, but not roughing it like out in the middle of the woods).  3-4 batteries typically do the job for a weekend.  I'm on the fence about buying a Dewalt (charging) radio, but it doesn't seem like it will charge via USB when it's running on battery power.... ...which leads me to my main (ignorant) question: Why don't we see inventions that can be powered by main stream rechargable battery (reliable, safe, readily available, and owned by many people already)? A couple examples include: A device to charge small electronics via usb (Cell phone, tablet, etc).  Smart phones can do so many things now, being able to charge it with existing batteries would make them even more universal (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-cichon/radio-shack-ad_b_4612973.html ) A small fan, something pretty portable.  (yes, I know I could probably rig something up with my drill, but having a dedicated fan would be nice) A small water pump.  (again, ignorance comes into play here)  Not sure what kind of pressure/flow rate is possible, but having it connected to my rain barrels to increase the pressure over my current gravity feed setup would be nice.  I'm not looking to pressure wash, just want to be able to have some more pressure. (minor update: An ebay search yielded one for sale, looks like I'm no pioneer here) I should have wrote the others down, I recall having a few more ideas. Any input from a knowledgeable person on the topic would be appreciated. And for those that may argue that buying these devices and using standard batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, etc) would be a cheaper investment.  You're right! (IF you didn't already have a bunch of tool batteries, which is my point) Regards

Posted by JustLuckey 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Invention USA is looking for inventors

The History Channel is sponsoring a search for inventors to be feature on their show Invention USA. The History Channel site links to the application to enter this event.

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago


Commercial production of your invention

Can anyone recommend resources for taking your invention/product to a commercial level, designing and having a nice finished product professionaly built?

Posted by unklstuart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


5th grade invention ideas

Please help I have a invention project for school and I have no idea what to do, make it so a 5th grader can make it 

Posted by anya.lesperance 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


$20 Gift Certificate to Inventables!

Instructables is teaming up with Inventables to run a Digital Fabrication Contest. The coolest part of this contest is that Inventables is also offering a $20 gift certificate to anyone who enters an Instructable in this contest. Eligible entries document how to make anything that involves a laser cutter, a 3D printer, CNC mill, CNC lathe, CNC plasma cutter, embroidery machine and more! If you turned a digital design into a physical object, we want to see how you did it. Have fun!

Posted by audreyobscura 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


ideas for an inventive computer keyboard

I made a rollup keyboard by just taking the plastic and circuits out of a keyboard and it works very wll

Posted by ctdrum1124 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


A friend to discuss the ideas of inventions

I used to think more innovative so i want to share and take advice from you as everyone has their own ideas.

Posted by nagarajugajula100 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Halo Weapons that should be Invented...!

We should come up with a list of halo weapons that have not been invented yet...Such as a good SMG, or a Beam Rifle, or a good assault rifle...the list goes on.  Also, if any one already has one of these topics/threads, I did not see it, so I started this one.

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Inventing on Vacation: Wounded Fish

This idea came to me after a day of fishing (I lost my best lure, but through the miracle of snorkeling, found it.) This seems like a simple idea, and I'm surprised it hasn't been invented yet. It is an improvement on the lures that supposedly look like a wounded fish.The idea is simple. A small, sealable "refill tube" connects to a hollow area inside the lure. This is the reservoir for fish blood. A thin membrane on one side of the lure allows the blood to seep out. You refill by filling an eyedropper with blood and inserting it into the refill tube. (I'm being brief right now because this is the third time I've typed this and I'm getting tired.)

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Folding Bike Wheel Invented

Traveling with bikes can made easier with couplings and taking it apart, but the wheel has always been a solid item that has to be worked around. This might not be true in the future with this new folding wheel that is made up of six segments.This design by Duncan Fitzsimmons is being looked at by major manufacturers, or so he says, but no matter what it will take a while to come to market and likely cost more than all of my bikes combined. I can only hope that these eventually do some out and the economy of scale makes them only mildly ridiculous in price. link

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Probem Statment for innovation/invention

Im currently enrolled in an Engineering design and development class for school. The class is broken into groups and each group comes up with a problem statement. Each group then works on the project in depth all year. My group is having a hard time coming up with problems that need solving. Some of our ideas are: Space efficiency alternate uses for "X" materials clean transportation/energy Any ideas are welcome and much appreciated Thanks-Nick

Posted by Habernic000 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Hey, let's invent this immediately!!!

OK folks, how hard can this possibly be?Yeah, yeah, I know. Probably REALLY hard. But if we all team up and combine our gray matter, can't we overcome any technological obstacle with our collective geekiness?I want to see an affordable, open-source doodad that can turn an LCD from a dead laptop into a working external flatscreen monitor. It should accept digital & analog signals and allow us all to hack up beautiful screens ready to embed in our brilliant projects, while keeping LCD's out of the landfill.punish3r valiantly went down this road: https://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Converted-to-2nd-Monitor/but then ended up "cheating" (his words, not mine) by using software that does most of the work (plus he started with a functional laptop!). Discussions I've read usually end with "you'd have to buy a controller for that specific LCD, which would cost almost as much as a regular flatscreen so what's the point?"I reject this (resting on my laurels of ignorance)! If a controller truly exists for every LCD on earth, don't they share lots of common features? And if so, can't we come up with a generic one that could be programmed or dip-switched or soldered or otherwise persuaded to play nice with any LCD on the playground? Even the weird one by the monkey bars who smells like cheese? (Sorry; stretched my metaphor too far and it broke)I envision a circuit board with PC or even TV "in," an amazingly versatile multi-pin adaptor or cable that would replace or connect to that flimsy little ribbon cable sprouting from the LCD. The board would have a USB plug for programming, and a chip smart enough to remember what you tell it. Some smart person will write a nifty app that talks to the board, and vast legions of techies across the globe (or rogue employees of the LCD manufacturers, perhaps?) will upload specs for all of their LCD panels that will be used by other smart people to create a profile for any given panel that can be dropped onto the board.It would have to be really low-cost to make sense, but I envision a cottage industry: package it up as a kit, or we could build goofy-looking monitors out of e-waste and sell them!Somebody else could probably strengthen the argument in favor of this invention by providing a list of terrible LCD ingredients that would be re-purposed out of our trash heaps and water supplies and cat food... I'll leave that up to the experts.What do you think, folks? Is this a pipe dream, or a viable idea? Either way, let's do it!(and if anybody manages to make one, I get dibs on a prototype!)Thanks for reading!Mike

Posted by mikecraghead 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


"8 Easy DIY Projects We Wish We’d Thought Up" - but YOU did!

Awesome news, guys* - Wired blog ran an article on 8 Easy DIY Projects We Wish We’d Thought Up, and most of them were thought up by the members here! Congratulations to enero, amandaghassaei, timwikander (twice!), replayreb, and randofo. (Dang, the "American" thing is catching!)

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Challenge: Can You Beat This Scary Turbine PumpkinCutter Halloween Project ?

This Halloween project is so scary that the inventor (myself) felt shock and awe at it. I was genuinely scared at the running of this machine...and rightly so! So I figured I would spread the scariness to all who see this machine, to set the mood for a DIY Halloween... The machine in question is what I have named the Tesla CD Turbine. The CD Turbine is magnetically-coupled to a Skilsaw blade. (What I teasingly call the PumpkinCutter Attachment). The Tesla CD Turbine uses recycled CD's and neodymium magnets for rotating parts...nothing else. It can rev up to thousands of rpm. It has no bearings or seals and is magnetically coupled to implements. It runs on either compressed air or water pressure. But hey, put on a magnetically-coupled Skilsaw blade, run it at thousands of rpm, and you have a very dangerous PumpkinCutter! (Instructable is ready...if you dare!) Beat that for a wild, scary, hi-tech, cheap and recycled Halloween project!!

Posted by mrfixitrick 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Instructables in the Telegraph -- Weird and wonderful inventions

The Telegraph ran a great article featuring online DIY culture and Instructables. Weird and wonderful inventions by Chris StevensMeet the DIY enthusiasts using the internet in their fight against throwaway society.The internet has spawned a new breed of extreme DIY enthusiasts. They build jet engines in their garages using instructions downloaded from forums, and they upload videos of the explosive results. They weld together rollercoasters out of scrap materials and household items. They teach themselves taxidermy to build "The Mouse Mouse", a real mouse with electrical innards. Or, like 17-year-old Thiago Olson, who built a fusion reactor in his house, they're scouting for parts in their local B & Q. The online DIYers are rebelling against a consumer society that has convinced many of us that everything is bought, not made. "It's a reaction against a mass-produced culture," says Eric Wilhelm, founder of Instructables.com. "People want to express themselves and show their individuality - building something cool that you can't buy and showing how you did it is a great way to express yourself."While the traditional DIYer is overjoyed to have put up a set of shelves without losing a finger, the extreme online DIYer spends the weekend with an angle-grinder turning a supermarket trolley into an armchair, or building a Guitar Hero game controller from scratch. Online projects show you how to make your own USB charger, extend the battery life of your laptop, or use a Mont Blanc refill to transform a £1 pen."People are passionate about all sorts of things," says Wilhelm. "From the wacky, far-out jet engines and taxidermy to the everyday stuff like how to tie your shoes or manage washing your laundry most efficiently."The projects are uploaded by users, who offer each other step-by-step advice on everything from the sinister to the charming. The extreme DIYers dare each other to create increasingly elaborate projects, posting photos and videos of near-misses and successes. The internet is perfect for this kind of experimentation; it's a place where inquisitive geeks meet friends with power-tools. All these projects have gorgeous colour photos to go with them, and the strength of interest in these extreme-DIY sites has led communities to meet offline. This year, Makezine.com held a fair in the US attended by 45,000 "makers"."Besides the skill of building and the exchange of ideas, it's a lot of fun," says Phillip Torrone, senior editor of Make magazine. "We seem to be in an era of thinking more about the things we buy, make, consume and cherish. The result of that is people making things - it's more gratifying." Scandals over rip-offs, such as the recent study that showed ink-jet printer cartridges wilfully waste more than 50 per cent of the ink (tinyurl.com/2957jw), make Torrone's DIY ethos all the more appealing.If you're the sort of clumsy oaf that regularly snaps USB keys off in their sockets, these DIY sites also offer advice on repairing consumer electronics. Wilhem's favourite DIY project is the dachshund wheelchair (tinyurl.com/ytc6bb). The DIYer who made it explains: "Our dachshund hurt his back, so for rehab we made him swim a lot, and I built this chair until he could use his back legs again."Online DIYers have an enthusiasm for science and exploration, and many are simply reacting to the low-quality of mass-produced goods, especially consumer electronics. They object to our modern throw-away culture. The DIYers also upstage technology manufacturers by demonstrating easy ways to fix what would otherwise be thrown away. "It's really more about problem-solving with more people", says Torrone.More news articles about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Ideas By Chuck

Hey,  I would like to invite you all to check out my blog - ideasbychuck.com.  I have been doing it for about two years now, and basically what it is is me giving away my ideas.  It has been featured on Gawker.com, in Inventors Digest, and on CNN Headline News.  Thanks,   Chuck

Posted by ideasbychuck 8 years ago


who invented the internet?when?how?

Asked by rosstheexplodingone 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Over the top inventions: category - utensils

Here is something I came across recently and though you all would like to see it....inventive but maybe a bit "over the top" :-) Here is the link...

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what knex guns need inventing? Answered

i was feeling bored the other day so i started on an oodammo sniper. but i need help. does the knexers of ibles want a performance gun, model, big, reliable, what?

Asked by Fred the evil puppet 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


The Big Ideas Worldwide Invention Contest

During the month of February xClosure is running a national search campaign to find 5 products to market nationally. Winning the contest involves 3 steps: 1. Fill out the application here before March 1st 2. 10 finalists will present in person or via the web to a panel of live judges on March 21st 3. 5 winners will be selected to have their product marketed This is an opportunity to tap into the talent of an experienced marketing team. All product descriptions, details and files submitted are protected under a mutual NDA/non-compete/non-circumvent agreement to protect your idea and product. So take 10 minutes to fill out the application at http://www.xclosure.com/application-page and good luck!

Posted by tylertrunnell 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Bray Entertainment New Show AMERICAN MAKERS CASTING

Hey Instructables! My name is Michael Kelly and I'm one of two casting associates at Bray Entertainment. I am casting a Television Show about Inventors and their amazing creations for Bray Entertainment--the Co-Creators of 'Pawn Stars'. The show "American Makers" is already sold to a major Network and the wheels of production are quickly turning. We love what you all do and if you think you have an invention that is revolutionary enough to be on our show, give me a call asap at (212) 993-8528. We are looking for anything and everything and anyone and everyone. Michael Kelly Bray Entertainment 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Posted by Michael Kelly 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do I patent my invention? Answered

I want to patent one of my biggest inventions but i don't know where to start

Asked by Waveform19 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Creating an Invention and Instructable Mixing Software or Website

I was wondering if we could create a new website device, we could call it the Invention Mixer Software.It would basically be a large database of practical or groundbreaking inventions, and maybe many of the instructables here.We could arrange it according to use (Renewable Energy, Agricultural, Games, etc) and we could arrange it like a shopping cart selection. Each item would contain Name of Invention, Its basic use and advantage over common inventions, and the link to the manufacturer or institution doing the research.With the shopping cart, you can choose the inventions and instructables you like and store them in the website, or copy and paste to your friends to discuss,compare or talk over.It would be more than hobbyists website. People making new inventions could compare with the products now in the market, and compare it to instructables that can make similar inventions.It would be like a cheap, low cost utility compared to the very powerful but expensive invention making machines like:INVENTION MACHINE Softwarehttp://www.invention-machine.com/productsservices.aspxor stuff like this:CREAX Invention Softwarehttp://www.creax.com/innovation_software.htmThis would be the every man's invention software on a website.

Posted by mikedu 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can i get a little help with my invention.. as reward you know what the invention is!

Its a kind of bow... but its not a bow..

Asked by rabarbarbaar! 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I WANT TO INVENT PRODUCT WITH SIMPLE MATERIALS

Hello , I want to invent one product which is simple for my education . I am manufacturing engineer . And with some simple material , we should invent products . But , i can't imagine now that what should I can invent with these materials . Please , Help me that what can I invent with these materials ?? Materials are ; 10 Pipet 1 Adhesive tape 1 Toilet tissue 5 Rubber band 20 Paper clip 1 Paper Glass 1 egg .

Posted by honourbjk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how do i invent a new game?

Please give me some ideas to invent a game or a puzzle which uses geometry....

Asked by pallavirakyan 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


When was duct tape invented?

?

Asked by Master Durham 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how does people invent a knex gun?

How does people make a knex gun

Asked by bestknex 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Upcoming: Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest

Next week we'll be launching the Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest! To enter it you need to create a new sport and tell us how to play it. If there are any custom pieces that it needs, tell us how to make those, too!Your sport can be a variation of an existing sport, but it does need to be original. Show us something awesome and win hundreds of dollars worth of clothes from Horny Toad. You'll be able to play and live and work in style!More information coming next week when the contest launches.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest Winners

Instructables and Horny Toad are happy to announce the winners of the Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest!So many creative and interesting sports were submitted that clearly shows that Instructables users really do love to play by their own rules and we salute you for that. Even better than playing a game is making it on your own and tweaking the rules to your satisfaction.Congratulations to all of the winners and everyone else who entered. If you didn't win a prize this time keep on checking back for more contests. We'd love to see what you have for the next time around.Now, on with the winners! Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive a $100 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Make a handheld skating and snowboarding sail! Ripstik Mini Lacrosse Ball Wrestle Ball Disc Polo - Ultimate on Bicycles First Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a $200 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Chaam Crazy Croquet! Freestyle Snowshoe Boulder Jumping Frisbee Shootout Grand PrizeThe author of this Instructables will receive a $400 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Drainage Luge by pbshoe

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Google Celebrates 57 Years of a Great Invention

Google's new picture depicts a barcode saying "Google" to celebrate 57 years of the bar code. For a brief history from Wikipedia about the barcode;"In 1932 business student Wallace Flint of Harvard Business School wrote a thesis promoting an "automated grocery store" using punch cards, which customers would hand to a clerk, who would load them into a reader, causing flow racks to deliver the desired products, after which an itemized bill would automatically be produced. In spite of its promise, punch card systems were expensive, and the country was in the midst of the Great Depression, and the idea was never implemented.In 1948 Bernard Silver (1924 - 1962), a graduate student at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, overheard the president of a local food chain asking one of the deans to research a system to automatically read product information during checkout. Silver told his friends Norman Joseph Woodland (1921-?) and Jordin Johanson about the request, and the three started working on a variety of systems. Their first working system used ultraviolet ink, but this proved to fade and was fairly expensive.Convinced that the system was workable with further development, Woodland quit his position at Drexel, moved into his father's apartment in Florida, and continued working on the system. His next inspiration came from Morse code, and he formed his first barcode from sand on the beach when "I just extended the dots and dashes downwards and made narrow lines and wide lines out of them." To read them, he adapted technology from optical soundtracks in movies, using a 500-watt light bulb shining through the paper onto an RCA935 photomultiplier tube (from a movie projector) on the far side. He later decided that the system would work better if it were printed as a circle instead of a line, allowing it to be scanned in any direction.On 20 October 1949 they filed a patent application for "Classifying Apparatus and Method", in which they described both the linear and bullseye printing patterns, as well as the mechanical and electronic systems needed to read the code. The patent was issued on 7 October 1952 as US Patent 2,612,994. In 1951 Woodland and Johanson moved to IBM and continually tried to interest IBM in developing the system. The company eventually commissioned a report on the idea, which concluded that it was both feasible and interesting, but that processing the resulting information would require equipment that was some time off in the future.In 1952 Philco purchased their patent, and then sold it to RCA the same year. In 1962 Silver died in a car accident."Full story about Google's choice of picture here here.

Posted by Kryptonite 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


inventions

Just a spot to post random ideas for inventions. Example: If you took a crank, put the right amount of weights on it, and let it go from the top, it would go around forever due to the momentum. Anyone interested?

Posted by Epeoples 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago