Bringing Your Inventions to Market in 2011!

Today I'd like to discuss the topic of Taking Action and bringing your inventions to market in 2011! I have been in contact with many inventors over the last year and it has been a wonderful experience.  However, I've noticed patterns in that many of you start moving toward your goals of bringing your inventions to market, and then somehow get stuck along the way.

Professor Recycles Rainwater and Sunlight To Bring More Color To Our Lives

It seems the New Year will be filled with an array of colors, recycled rainwater and solar power thanks to Michael Jones McKean's, professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Why? Michael has created a machine that can make man-made rainbows recycling natural resources.

Repurposing Gives Literal Meaning To Library Information Desk

Hello.  Welcome to the Delft University of Technology Library. I am the Information Desk and I am full of it.  How can I help you?

Give the Gift of Green: 5 Eco-Friendly Wrapping Tips

This year don't just give green gifts, but wrap them green, too.  From purchasing specialty, eco-friendly paper to using what you already have in your home, wrapping with the environment in mind is easier and more festive than you may think.

Introducing Café Colon, the Canned Coffee Enema

Good news, everyone! Café Colon is a canned weight loss solution designed to bring your lower GI tract back to optimum health. You don't even have to like drinking coffee to enjoy the benefits... because you DON'T drink it.

PomegranateArt Easily Extracts Those Tasty Seeds

The only problem with pomegranates is getting those stubborn little seeds out of their protective casing without completely ruining your clothes and temporarily staining your skin.  PomegranateART is designed to quickly and cleanly remove the seeds from the pomegranate.

The Sharpie Dotifier - DIY Robots FTW

Sometimes, you've just got to build yourself a robot arm that draws pictures by dotting them on paper with a Sharpie, and that's exactly what Chris over at PyroElectro projects did. Enjoy!

DIY Invention: Pedal Powered Snowplow

Kevin Blake's self-made, pedal-powered snowplow is both effective and environmentally friendly.  Taking some of the strain out of shoveling snow, the pedal-powered snowplow uses an old riding lawnmower, a plow V-blade, and old bicycle parts.  The apparatus is 100% free of emissions and composed of mostly reused items.

Le Edge Offers A New Way Of Exfoliating That Dry Winter Skin

Le Edge is a new exfoliation method.  Unlike most other home exfoliation methods, Le Edge does not require that you apply any product.  It looks like a type of razor and is used in much the same way. 

Unique Eco-friendly Winter Ornaments To Warm Up Your Home

There is just something so special about a finding a unique and eco-friendly ornament. They seem to be filled with love and it is easy to tell a lot of time and thought went into making them. Take a look at the festive and unique list of eco-friendly winter ornaments below.

Really... What's Better Than The Gift Of Better Health? The StressEraser®

Back in 'the day' a home medical device like a biofeedback machine was costly and complicated to operate. But not today.  In fact, there's one device that virtually every adult you know can benefit from: the portable biofeedback device called the StressEraser.

iPhone Battery Charger Idea Powered by Wind

A Dutch designer, Tjeerd Veenhoven has come up with a concept that may save all iPhone users some money on their electric bill. Instead of plugging in to constantly recharge Tjeerd has designed the iFan concept. It powers the iPhone by wind.

Impress The Family With Amazing Pancake Pen Creations

Until now it took some special talent to create shaped pancakes, but with the Pancake Pen things may be a lot easier.  The Pancake Pen by Tovolo allows you to mix and accurately dispense batter in one convenient container. 

Reisenthel® Mother Child Shopping Bag Makes It Easy For Your Toddler To Help

Toddlers love to help out.  While it sometimes makes tasks a little (or a lot) more challenging, it can be worth it to let them pitch in from time to time just to see the look of pride on their little faces.  The Reisenthel® Mother Child Shopping Bag was made for exactly this purpose....oh, and carrying your essentials, of course.  

Packaging Your Product For Major Retail Success

Packaging is essential to your success with Major Retailers.  Therefore, it is imperative that you spend more time and effort on packaging!  I've seen amazing product concepts not get realized by Major Retailers because of packaging. Truly, packaging can make or break a buyer's decision as to whether they buy your product or not.