Maybe your must have gadgets are all collecting dust right now, but there are always more ahead to look forward to... And, lo and behold, Edison Nation is always looking for the next one. This time those folks are looking for a must have gadget for a guy!
One of five inventors of the LEDsafari lamp interviewed an African student who was recently trained to build his own LEDsafari. The student is very enthused about the invention because it is going to bring affordable light to his continent, giving Africans more time in the evening to study, to discuss, to work, to create... It will make them more productive and, thereby, richer. A simple, cheap, safe, and environmentally clean lamp, this student hopes, will 'light up the Dark Continent.'
It's an unlikely name for a product design shop, but just imagine that if you could build a cardboard helicopter that flies, you could make just about any inventor's dream a reality. That's what the crew at Cardboard Helicopter, headed by CEO industrial designer Tim Hayes, aims to do... make your dreams a reality.
General Electric says it's a little more complicated than making instant oatmeal, but the company, along with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is developing a recipe of electrochemical solution and water that will power a cheaper, safer, and longer-charged battery than current electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The developers are hoping their newly designed flow battery will remain charged for three times longer than the current Tesla S Model battery (265 milles) and cost about a quarter of the S Model battery.
Nearly everyone has at least a dozen earth-shattering inventions up their sleeve. At least that's what they believe. But most who want to run with their ideas and make them profitable end up wasting a lot of time, especially as novices, on ideas that are already on the market or that few others want. It's important to work smart and fast as product developers so your focus is on the new, the needed, and the profitable. Here are five New Year's Resolutions that will boost your efforts and your results.