Just wanted to remind our readers that Episode 2 of the reality television show American Inventor will be showing tomorrow night ( Wednesday, June 12, 2007) at 9 pm est and 8 pm central time.
Remember to join us as Seth Plattner gives you his unique perspective on the show on his live blog event and episode recap every Wednesday during the whole season of American Inventor here at InventorSpot.com at 9 pm eastern standard time.
See you there. read more »
A battle over basketball patents?
Our Guest Blogger, Jennifer Lane, has lived in an array of places, from a monastery in the Himalayas to the "Entertainment Capital of the World." She currently works as an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wanted to share the fun side of patents with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article: read more »
Welcome all to my first live progressive blog for ABC's reality show American Inventor. We here at Inventor Spot are glad to see last year's fans back, and hopefully we'll get some fresh viewers as well. read more »
Starting with the first episode of American Inventor, I will be doing a live blog along with the show, providing my commentary and observations of this years competitors and their respective inventions. read more »
The Elecom AVD-WLCA5G Anti-Theft iPod Case addresses a very important feature of Apple's revolutionary music storage & playing system - the ease by which they're stolen! read more »
Fashion "Diamond" Ear Drops in Heart or Round shapes add luxurious good looks to your listening pleasure! read more »
Here's a bit of a shameless plug for a fellow friend's shameless website. Great for juicy gossip and funny stories. read more »
Imagine a giant sock monkey. Rockford city did and they named him Nelson. He is 5'8" tall without his hat; 6'2" with his hat and 7'2" including his tail. Nelson, named after John Nelson (the man patented the first sock knitting machines in 1869, 1876 and 1879) is made out of 44 Rockford Red Heeled socks. He is the original giant sock monkey and you can visit him at the Midway Village and Museum Center.
Now take a few more minutes and then imagine another giant sock monkey, but this time imagine an anatomically correct sock monkey. Having a little trouble? read more »
At first glance you may think this chair is just another chair made from recycled parts, but if you look deeper you may find something more. At first glance you may be appalled when you see that the chairs environmental design consists of non-earth friendly twisty ties. Or, if you look deeper, have an open mind and patience, you may find in it instead potential, potential to have a great social and environmental impact on the world.
Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos, a designer, who studied in Japan in Kobe Design University, knows his chair isn't perfect, but he's working on it. read more »
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When I think of really fun pillows, I think of the ones that nature blessed women with. But for those folks who want a bit of variety in the soft places they want to rest their tired heads, I've put together a collection of 10 Fun Pillows to Suit Every Mood: read more »
And are addicted to enhancing your system with every new technological innovation that becomes available?
Then the Harman Kardon SoundSticks II three-piece system is probably custom built for you.
The Cartoon Network has a television cartoon series called Dexter's Laboratory. In it, boy genius Dexter hides away in his secret bedroom laboratory to save the world, and avoid his ballerina sister Dee Dee.
This cute cartoon from Dexter's Laboratory really captures the ups and downs of the invention process. read more »
"It seems not only do you need a cigarette, you also need aid."
This ad was created for the Instituto Nacional del Torrax: Cigaretto in Chile.
A rolled flier that looks very similar to a cigarette was placed in high traffic areas on the ground. When a smoker picked it up, he will find out that it is a flier that points out his addiction to cigarettes and offers to him some help.
What do you think? Does it work? How would you have done it? read more »
If you have kids and you want to teach them hands-on about the power of the sun, Solar Dough is a good way to start. Watch them pull it apart and mash it back together as they "ooh" and "awe" over the different colors that it turns to in the sun. That's what my little ones did. They watched their solar dough turn from blue to darker blue to purple and then, just as advertised, back to blue in seconds when taken out of the sun. The smiles on their faces were enough to say to me "this is fun!" read more »
I found this little website gem this morning. I've done my best to try and devise a purpose, or even something productive from the site, but am still a little lost—and I'm OK with that. Diet Riot is the brainchild of Philipp Zurmoehle (note slightly pretentious spelling of first name), and it consists of little more than food fighting animations. And I don't mean the kind of food fights we had in junior high cafeterias; I mean literally, food that fights. read more »
Would you like the face on a computer screen interact with you?
Tech Gone Awry, our Guest Blogger, is a full-time freelance writer who enjoys writing about the latest in technology, as well as fiction. He lives in Pullman, Washington with his wife and three children. He wanted to share some of the latest in gadgets with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »
One of the most inventive, mesmerizing and downright gorgeous movie trailers I've ever seen. I'm absolutely ecstatic about seeing this movie, and, hopefully, the rest of you will be too after seeing the preview. read more »
It has been years since I've ridden a bike, other than a stationary fitness bike. I've thought about it a lot, but never really did anything to get back on one. Besides, there aren't many places around where I live to ride a bike without needing to drive several miles to a park. I could risk the busy streets, but I think my bravery flew out the window as soon as I had kids.
Then a few months ago my daughter received a bike as a gift and it got me thinking about how nice it would be to go bike riding with her, even if just at the park. It would give us a chance to bond more and exercise together. read more »
Looking for a new type of music headband?
Our Guest Blogger, Steve Levenstein, is a writer, copywriter and
Japanophile from Toronto, Canada. The tide of wild, wacky and wonderful
products from Japan seems to beg for commentary, and Steve has happily taken on the burden of doing just that. Steve is the Assistant Editor of The Driver Magazine and has just set up his portfolio website here.
He has some great inventions from Japan to share with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »