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Calling All Inventors! "Gotta Have It Guy Gadget" Search Is On!

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!  


Bringing Affordable Light To The Dark Continent

 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.'


MIT FingerReader Will Make Print More Accessible To Visually Impaired

When you hear about or see designs that can really help people lead fuller lives, you want them available - now! That's how MIT's FingerReader hit me. Well, I said, to no one in particular, if you can prototype it, get it done, roll it out, let people who are blind or visually impaired have access to it - right now!  The FingerReader is something they will want.

Boat Care Invention: Scrubbis™ Makes Hull Cleaning No Big Deal

Great news for boat owners. You can now clean your boat hulls without taking your boat out of the water or diving underneath it to clean it... with an invention called Scrubbis™. It uses a patented sponge technology to keep it bouyant!

Ooho: Drink Your Water, Eat Your Water Bottle!

Ooho. Who would have thought it?  Three London-based design students came up with Ooho, a water container that's not plastic, not vinyl, not stainless steel... but an edible algae! Ooho was considered so brilliant that, among other coveted awards, it won the 2014 Lexus Design Award.

Got A Great Idea? Get Donald Trump To Fund It

Donald Trump is doing something besides firing you these days.  In fact, it's a lot more - like $1 million more, to the first person with an invention, creation, business, design, food... in fact any idea at all that brings in a certain goal on FundAnything, a new crowdsourcing website.  The goal...  Well, it's a bit high, but we know it's achievable...

Develop Your Concepts, Designs, Prototypes... At Cardboard Helicopter Product Development

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.


Sprayable Energy: A Caffeinated Energy Drink For Your Skin

Move over Starbucks and Red Bull!  Two San Francisco-based entrepreneurs have developed an energy drink that's not at all palatable: in fact; in spray form, this caffeinated concoction is absorbed through your skin.  The product, Sprayable Energy, is packaged in an attractive pocket-sized spray vial, is now seeking crowdsource funding through indiegogo.

GE Water-Based Battery Could Mean A Cheaper More Efficient Tesla

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.


Inventables: The Inventor's Playground

Inventables - a one-stop shop for the inventor, designer, and 'maker,' who want to experiment, prototype, or just plain play with industrial materials that are not generally available in small quantities. An online store that will inspire the maker in you so wildly, you feel like a child in a playground full of all new equipment and toys.

New Fibertrap Technology Stops Bedbugs, Termites, In Their Tracks

Like a spider's web stops a fly in flight, a patent-pending man-made fibrous web stops a bedbug in its tracks. Commercialized as Fibertrap, this material, created in the laboratories of Stony Brook University's Center for Advanced Technology in Sensor Materials, has tested effective not only for trapping bedbugs, but also for stopping termites in their tracks.

Two Inventions Get FTC Prize To STOP Robocalls!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may not receive many robocalls, but it gets more than 200,000 complaints about the buggers every month. It finally decided last fall to issue a challenge to the public to see who could come up with a way to stop the marketing calls before they reach your ringer.  The Robocall Challenge winners, announced April 2, 2013, were not the most inventive invectives, but the most likely-to-be-effective technologies invented separately by software developer Aaron Foss and computer engineer Serdar Danis.

Eat And Flush: New Stomach Pump Means No More Dieting For Some

Under the heading 'Be careful what you wish for,' the inventor of the take-a-walk-on-wheels motorized Segway, Dean Kamen, has applied for a patent for a pump that removes a portion of the food you've just eaten from your stomach. Partners in this patent are members of a company called Aspire Bariatrics.  Here's a brief description of how the stomach sucker works....

Calling All Inventors! Popular Science Wants Your World-Changing Inventions For 2013 Awards

You'd best hurry.  You don't have much time to get your world-changing invention to Popular Science reviewers for the 2013 'Garage' Invention Awards....

New Year Resolutions Traced Back To Medieval Times

Though our ancestors back in the 1300's probably didn't resolve to turn their abs into 6-packs at the beginning of every new year, new research indicates that they did make wishes and predictions at the new year, a tradition believed to have evolved into today's resolutions.

5 New Year's Resolutions Every Inventor & Product Developer Should Make

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.

 

Calling All Inventors! Dean McDermott Wants Inventions For Gourmet Dads

'Gourmet Dad' Dean McDermott has paired with invention search site Edison Nation to find the best new gadget for dads in the kitchen.  You don't have to be a dad to submit your gadget invention, just a really sharp innovator who knows what a gourmet dad would find appealing for his role as favorite chef to his family.

Calling All Inventors! Kyle Richards Wants Your Hair Care Ideas

If you have ideas for new hairdo gadgets, cool hair accessories, or hair styling products, the Kyle Richards (Real Housewives) inventor competition curls right up to you!  Run by Edison Nation, the competition is looking for the next do-it-yourself product that will make you look like you've just left the poshest hair salon.

Calling All Inventors! Casting Call For Season 3, INVENTION USA!

Last night was the premiere of Season 2 of The History Channel's inventor show, Invention USA.  No sooner did the season begin, that casting calls for Season 3 of the hit series get on the road too. So now inventors have another chance to strut their stuff before the casting directors and the show's hosts, Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Scotty Ziegler.

First Warning Systems Creates Early Cancer Warning Bra (Video)

A fortunate set of circumstances put 24-year old nurse Nedra Lindsay in an investigative study linking non-circadean temperatures in breast cells to abnormal growths within the breasts  At her age, breast cancer was the last thing she expected to be faced with, but her study results indicated a follow-up with mammography....