American Inventor - Episode 8 - Peter Jones Judes - To See Who Moves on to the Final 4! The Winner is ...by Think Outside T...
Tonight, Peter Jones judges a former teacher, a coach and a therapist. They each have 4 weeks to prove they should move on.
All three of tonight’s inventors have one thing in common – they’ve put off they’re lives to make other lives better.
Jodi Plistka invented The Headliner because she lost all her hair 20 years ago to Alopecia.
20 years ago Ed Hall had dreams of NBA stardom. He eventually became a teacher. Inventor of WordAce – an electronic educational game designed to make learning fun. read more »
FYI – MR. ANNOUNCER GUY STATES…THEY WENT TO 7 CITIES, saw 10,127 INVENTIONS, of which 223 were for toilet products.
Tonight it’s MARY LOU QUINLAN who decides who moves to the FINAL 4.
Here’s how the show sets up the inventors – total reality show BS” “A prison guard, an unemployed mother, and a teenage immigrant all compete for 50 thousand dollars.
THE FULL RECAP.
ONLY 12 REMAIN - tonight
ED EVANTELISTA IS THE MAIN JUDGE. He decides the fate of…
MARK Martinez - Sackmaster 2000 (now the Sacmaster)
SHERYL McDonald - The Un-brella (now the In-brella)
ERIC Thompson - Receiver's Training Pole (now the Catch)
We at AmericanInventorSpot are proud to tell you that Doug Hall has volunteered to host a live blog, this Sunday night from 9:30 until 10:30 or longer, depending on interest. He will be responding to YOUR questions.
He's going to be honest, straight forward, and is willing to do a no holds barred commentary. He will answer whatever he can, without breaking any of the obvious contracts he has signed being a judge on the show. So... don't expect him to give away the ending. read more »
Whatever you think of them, these guys made it. They each receive $50,000 to help them take their invention to the next level. Let's see if they've got what it takes.
Check out Boom or Bust Vote for your favorites. Let the judges know, with votes, with comments, with a little reality about their reality tv show.
It's amazing how many people have visited this site specifically because we had a photo of the round baby car seat. And the chatter about it is equally amazing. If you saw the show, you saw that it uses basic physics to work against the forces of a car accident. The baby seat rocks - helping protect the baby inside. Will it work? Who knows. But congrats to the judges for moving this one forward to see if this show can actually be used to "improve" a product concept. If this one can work... it could be huge.
It's not an invention, but a brilliant marketing idea - which is something to remember when developing any product.
1010WINSreports that water towers in New York City will soon be festooned with Mets and Yankees caps to celebrate opening day. The inflatable caps are size 61 and half. The Yankees probably spent way too much for their cap, and it’ll probably be injured before the first pitch is thrown. Link via read more »
There's been a lively debate here at INVENTOR SPOT and across the web about many of the inventions that didn't move on. One of which, was the lifesaving frisbee. Will we see more of the same this week on EPISODE 4, where ideas that could be polished and then evaluated get the NO vote? read more »
WE FIND IT SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO
A Norwegian engineer reinvented the way helicopters keep themselves stable. The result: create a radio-controlled craft that can take off from the palm of your hand
By Eric Adams
Helicopters are tricky beasts to keep aloft and stable. Full-size birds do it with skilled pilots, while most unmanned craft rely on gyroscopes and autopilot. But the 3.3-gram Picoflyer is too small for any such luxuries. Instead, Petter Muren, a Norwegian engineer who builds mini copters to fly indoors during long Scandinavian winters, reinvented the stability system.
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New products, cool gadgets and all the "I want that's"... that's what we're going to start giving you. We'll do the searching, and the posting. All you have to do is keep on visiting. And if you find something out there you think is worthy of this space, let us know so we can share it with the thousands of people who now visit this site every week.
Hope you like it.
Programmable Liquid Container lets you customize your cola
We used to think it was pretty sweet that we had two flavor options in each package of Nerds candy, so the idea of a customizable soda with an almost infinite combination of fragrances, flavors, and colors has us understandably excited. Massachusetts-based IPIFINI (the bold is part of the branding) has exceeded our wildest dreams with their Programmable Liquid Container, which contains small, flavor additive-filled (or paint-filled, for the home improvement set) "buttons" around the periphery of the plastic container.
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Anthony Steffen – 44 – Small business owner
Invention: the perfect pet petter.
It automatically pets your dog. It's a kind of creepy robo arm thing.
Peter – thinks it’s ridiculous
Mary – it’s a freak out machine for a dog
Ed – No
Doug – no
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Personally, I auditioned for Liz Bronstein in NYC at the Armory Track & Field Center. Didn't make it to round 2. One of the guys before me on line, was the VERY FIRST guy on the very first show. You know the one. He had the body bag urinal thing. I can tell you, when he came out from his 2 minute audition, he looked miserable. But hey, he got a free trip to LA for his 2 minutes of, well, fame.
I'll be watching closely tonight to see who made it. Here's some of the things the web has been reporting over the last few months that MIGHT have made it.
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All the things that made it through to the next round so far in the show are up for you to check out, vote on and comment on.
Word is, some of the judges actually check out this site. So let them know what you think about the inventions that moved forward AND VOTE in the BOOM OR BUST section.
I've only uploaded those inventions that moved forward either by being judged, or the quick cuts of "on to the next round" clips we saw.
And feel free to check out the FORUM SECTION for lively discussion on all the episodes, inventions and whatnot. read more »
Los Angeles – Second half hour
Sharon Clemmins – 63 retired sales associate
Invention: the public bathroom door lock
A little plastic sleeve that slips over the public bathroom door to keep it locked when it’s broken. She said 30 percent of the time the doors are broken.
Doing it for her husband so he can retire.
Mary - Yes.
Ed – Yes
Doug – doesn’t like gadgets but likes the cleverness - Yes
Peter – yes
BOOM - THRU TO THE NEXT ROUND.
An update of the first 30 minutes so far - EAST COAST.
Brian Conant, 47 – Post Office Supervisor
Flatulance Deoderizer – 3 ply deodorizer eliminating the smell of gas.
"The future of personal hygene"
His wife had a smelly episode that inspired the invention.
“They looked at it like a joke” he said. - yup.
Do you think we'll see tonight's ideas end up in Kmart or Target? Or are they headed for the deadidea bin?by Think Outside T...
Just wanted to get people thinking about what makes for a good idea. The stated goal of AI is to find a product they can mass market. Something that the world needs and wants, but does not yet exist.
We had lots and lots of emails from people commenting on how certain products should have moved forward from Episode 101. One example: the kids doggie window fan. So to put this topic to bed, once and for all. And to bring up an interesting question for this show in general here's something to think about.
WHO'S WATCHING? AMERICAN INVENTOR - EPISODE 102 AIRS THURSDAY, MARCH 23 AT 9/8C. WILL IT BE AS BIG AS LAST WEEK?by Think Outside T...
This is ABC's website descrption of episode 2: The nationwide search for America's next big invention continues with open casting calls in San Francisco and Chicago. Viewers will see inventors pitch their ideas and products to our panel of expert judges to see if their dreams will be realized. Tension mounts as the judges engage in a heated argument over who should continue to the next level.
AI had such an great turnout last week even though it received mixed reviews. Are you planning on tuning in to watch episode 2? read more »
Anyone and everyone that's wants to know what's going on, this is the place. But warning, if you're on the WEST COAST don't read further. A things will be given away.
And make sure to visit BOOM OR BUST, to vote on this weeks AI inventions. read more »
Below you'll find the entire running blog with comments dating back to Thursday, January 12, 2006. This was just after many auditioners for American Inventor from ABC had found out if that they made it to the next round of auditions in LA.
To all our old friends, and all the new ones, keep the comments coming. Enjoy. This is more your blog than mine. read more »
From the Producers of American Idol... American Inventor, an exciting series from Simon Cowell and the producers of American Idol about the biggest search ever for America's best new invention, will premiere with a two-hour special, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET, and then move to 9:00 p.m., ET on Thursdays thereafter.
American Inventor, the embodiment of the ultimate American dream, will uncover the hottest new product and make one struggling inventor's dream come true. With one million dollars at stake, American Inventor will celebrate the best in homespun American ingenuity.
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