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Hello, Edison Nation community! Many of you follow Jeremy Losaw's #protoTYPING column on the blog. If you don't, every month, Jeremy shares his engineering and design expertise from 520 Elliot for you all. Catch up here

For December's #protoTYPING post, Jeremy wants to answer your product development questions. Do you need his engineering advice on an invention idea you are working on? Want to learn more about the art of 3D printing, laser cutting, vacuum forming and water jets? Ask away by emailing socialmedia@edisonnation.com

Get your questions in before 12/4, and you may see your topic covered in the next #protoTYPING. Happy inventing! 

Mark Bartlett
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Hi Mary,

Nice to see you again. Who would I contact at Enventys to find out about making a couple working prototypes for the invention that I have in the open search?

Thanks my friend and have a great day

Aloha Charlie

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Well, hello Charlie! I hope you are doing well :) Please send a note over to Caity Friedrich, the account manager with Enventys. Her email is caitlin.friedrich@enventys.com.

Charlie Lumsden
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Thank you Mary,

I am doing fine and hope you are as well. 

Thank you for the quick response. Will do

Have a great day

Charlie

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Hi everyone! Bumping this thread back up. Jeremy is a senior engineer here at Edison Nation and Enventys. If you have engineering, design or product development questions, don't be shy! Email us at socialmedia@edisonnation.com

Jeremy's December #protoTYPING column is for you all.

Thank you! 

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Hi Mary,

This is a highly valuable subject that could mean the world to us as inventors. To some degree, the majority of us have an engineering aptitude others of us find a need and come up with ideas to fulfill them.

I would like to learn how to leverage this topic to its fullest. What kind of questions would fit do you envision being asked?

From my experience in starting how-to or how-best topics I have found the common consensus has been Since there are always multiple ways of doing something there are often disagreements on approach. Are these just questions that we ask and then get a take-it-or-leave-it answer or are they discussions?

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Hi James! Great questions. Jeremy's been writing his protoTYPING column for the Edison Nation blog for a little while now. Each month, he challenges himself to cover a topic that he thinks would be valuable for you all -- whether that's about 3D printing, spray painting custom parts, what not to do in a product pitch, and further. 

We're looking for any/all questions you might have for a skilled engineer. He's turning his December column over to you all. I'll compile all of your questions, and Jeremy will post a Q&A on the EN blog on December 15. 

We can start with a Q&A blog post first, and then if you all would like, perhaps we could set up a live forum chat discussion with Jeremy? Perhaps a tweet chat on Twitter? Of course I'm saying this without taking in Jeremy's input, but hey, we've got to start somewhere! :) 

Let me know your thoughts! 

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I have an engineering company on my project. We have discussions almost daily about my project. I am trying to think of how much of those conversations I could possibly have gotten through a discussion in a BLOG.

I am wondering about waterproof fasteners right now but I don't know enough to formulate the proper question. By the time I can ask the question I will know the answer to ask. 

OR 

Do we ask questions like, "how Does a Jacob's ladder work?"

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Jacob's ladder... seems to be a bit of a niche market there in that, only people named 'Jacob" could possibly own a "Jacob's" ladder.

Jacob Downey
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Yes William, 

The possessive naming convention may limit the ladder's market potential. Good observation... Super Sleuth :-) 

Jacob Downey
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William, you and James typed Jacob's ladder; as in Jacob has ladder.

But what about a Jacobs ladder; in that it will be constructed of multiple parts, each of which would be called a Jacob.

...though what do I knough =]

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Jacob,

With a "Jacob's" ladder the apostrophe 's' makes the ladder a possession of Jacob. The scenario you gave would make it a "Jacob" ladder, a ladder defined as a "Jacob". It's all in the hair splitting.  LoLoL

James Chapman
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Hi everyone! Final call for questions for Jeremy is this Friday, 12/4. Email us at socialmedia@edisonnation.com if there's anything you'd like to ask an engineer! 

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