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Introducing Room 5!

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The newest Insider benefit is finally here!! Beginning Thursday, December 12, Edison Nation is creating a special online space just for our Insider members. There, Insiders will be the first to learn exciting news and updates and other goings-on behind the curtain at 520 Elliot Street.

This new area will be known as “Room 5.” Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1h0qgBV

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Pretty cool

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EN’s very own Speakeasy!

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Andrea and all this is really great!! Keeping things fresh and exciting!!

I can’t help but wonder if I’ll get a decoder ring… i’ll keep checking the mail box.

Crystal-Diane Nappi
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My Outlook Calendar reminder is set for every Thursday.

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Will there be coffee and free pastries? A pillow for my feet?

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I’m ready for Room 5.

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Did I miss Rooms 1-4??

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Frank, I was going to put Scott in there, peering out…but all you could see were sunglasses…no one would have known it was him. But then again, maybe that’s the point! LOL!

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Neat picture Kathleen… who’s that lookin’ out?

It seems room #4 at Edison Nation was rumored to be a link to the fourth dimension…. and I heard from a good source (actually made it up) Edison Nation kept having trouble with people getting room #4 confused with room #3 and people going in for a break and never coming back out.

I’m kinda afraid about this room #5 deal!!! Frank you go first!!

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To get everybody in the spirit of Room 5, I thought I’d share some photos from around the office from now until 2:00!

Here’s the first one… Chris and a pressure pot:

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We just might have the best parts bin on the planet… rows of shelves of these guys. I’ve fixed my car on more than one occasion with nothing more than components from these boxes.

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We have a huge selection of traditional tools, like the lathe that Chris is working on here. They were donated to us by a client of Enventys. His father was a successful independent inventor and did everything out of his garage. He passed away and his son wanted to see his father’s tools live on somewhere that they’d be appreciated. And we appreciate them every day!

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From old school to decidedly new school, here’s industrial designer Carlos working on one of our new Wacom tablets:

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Here’s a link to a Vine video of our Epilog laser.

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… from cutting things with lasers to cutting things with water… here’s our Maxiem Water jet!

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Here are some goodies from Tectronix, including the fanciest multimeter I’ve ever seen:

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Shhhhhhh… it’s a secret:

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I’m gonna guess crop circle machine,,,,,,,,

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Archie…I said I was going to have Scott peering out the door….but, I meant to say, Matt…with his sunglasses.

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I think I want Carlos’ job…I can paint by numbers too! LOL!

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The Hitachi Starboard almost makes spending time in the conference room fun!

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How exciting! This is even going to be more intriguing than the Loch Ness Monster Frank! Ha, ha. Will we all have to go get de-briefed afterwards? :-)

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Sounds way too cool !!! Thanks EN Team !!!!!

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You can never have enough bits for your Dremel:

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… or bits for your drill (check out the labels on the box top from the previous owner).

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As cool as all of our new high-tech equipment is, I love that it lives alongside stuff like this:

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Speaking of high-tech, I just realized that we didn’t have any photos of our new 3D printers from 3D Systems. I just shot this on my iPhone so it’s not nearly as beautiful as the others but here are a few of the latest and greatest 3D printers:

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This would be a great time to send a shout-out to our very own Daniel Cordero for his excellent photography. Daniel shot all of these photos (with the exception of my grainy iPhone 3D printer photo) over a few days around the office. Thanks Daniel!

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Those pics are awesome! Don’t think I can wait another 10 minutes.

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Last but certainly not least, here’s a photo of Michelle and Michael working on the very first Room 5 announcement, which will be launching in less than 8 minutes at http://www.edisonnation.com/Room5

This post is brought to you by our good friends at Starbucks!

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4 minutes to go. Eastern Time.

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Room 5 is now open!

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Hi Matt, thanks for Room 5.

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Hmmm. Room 5 still had some glitches when I checked.

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Just finished my visit to Room 5 and everything seemed to be in perfect working order for me. Thanks EN, I look forward to my weekly visits. : )))

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Erik – send me a note directly if you’d like to help me understand what glitches you’re experiencing. Everything seems good to go here. Thanks! Matt

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Hi Matt, the glitch was more of an informational one rather than a technical one. A bit of information pertaining to me was over-reported and then fixed shortly thereafter.

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I love Room 5!

—Stephanie

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Way, way Cool!

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I cannot get into Room 5 with my password. I am an Insider. Can you help me? Thank you!

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DROOL- I just saw the full color SLA machines from 3d Systems below…dear god lock me in a room with those and see what I come up with- Who’s jealous??? <——- THIS GUY

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Glad everybody likes it! This really is a behind the scenes look of a great (but average) week at Edison Nation! We’ve never had a good place to share Insider information like this so we’re really excited for it, too!

Amy, you’re an Insider. You don’t need a password. Just go here: http://www.edisonnation.com/Room5

If you’re referring to the item on that page that asks for a password, look at the text right below it – that’s the password you need :-)

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¡¡ǝɹɐɔ ɥʇןɐǝɥ ǝןqɐpɹoɟɟɐ ɥʇıʍ dn pǝpuǝ ı ʞuıɥʇ ı ˙˙˙ɹɐɟ oʇ ǝןʇʇıן ɐ pǝɹoןdxǝ ǝʌɐɥ ʎɐɯ ı ˙ǝɹnʇnɟ ǝɥʇ oʇuı ʞǝǝd ʞɐǝus ɐ buıʇʇǝb ɔıʇsɐʇuɐɟ sɐʍ ʇı ˙˙˙˙ ʇɐǝɹb sɐʍ ɯooɹ ǝɥʇ

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Very cool! Hmmm… Room 5… Area 5… perhaps prelude to Area 51 (next)

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I felt so special being in the Room 5 :)

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Archie, what did Room 5 do to you? Or, to me? Which way is up? So much cool stuff, my head is spinning…..or is yours spinning Arch?

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Good stuff. Look forward to checking it out each week. Great to be an Insider!

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Archie, all I have to say is…

tsk_tsk_tsk

LOLOL

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Betsy if the past has any influence on the present…. I’m going with it could be me that has the the small insignificant problem….. lol

William …….Definition of TSK-TSK

transitive verb
: to express disapproval of by or as if by uttering tsk…… LOL

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Don’t forget the first rule of Room Five ;-)

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Room 5 was awesome! Thanks EN! :)

K J that’s what I was thinking :)

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This is sooo Cool!

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Okay… it’s official… I’ve gone completely bonkers, off the deep end, looneyToons!!! not only that… I’M SEEING THINGS !!!

LOLOLOL

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These pretzels are making me thirsty!

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Frank… You might want to check …. I think your eggnog has spoiled… Your typing is starting to get a little slurred!

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All are very impressive and necessary to make a sketch of an invention reality.
Pleasant surprise. Thank you!!

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The “19th” is circled in red on my calender…..

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Patricia !!!

better make that circled in GREEN. Red’s not a really good color choice around here !!! LOLOL

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Haha Willam … Good Point !!! it’s going GREEN as we speak !!! Whew thank you …

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Insiders: Don’t forget to jump over to Room 5 starting at 2pm EST today to take a look at what’s happening behind the curtain at Edison Nation this week.

If you’re not an Insider, learn more about Room 5 and how you can upgrade to gain entrance here: http://bit.ly/1h0qgBV

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30 minutes until Room 5 opens back up!

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I’m getting this message when trying to enter….

Edison Nation
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We’re sorry, but something went wrong.

We’ve been notified about this issue and we’ll take a look at it shortly.
Edison didn’t always get it right either

Thomas Edison is the epitome of American innovation. He is one of the most prolific inventors in history with 1,093 United States patents in his name, as well as many more patents held world-wide. But he also tried many things that didn’t work just right, or were simply failures. Looks like we have a lot in common with him at the moment! But just like Edison, we’ll figure this out.

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We’re on it! I’ll post as soon as it’s up. I know you guys are excited and we’ve got something extra in store for you once we post it!

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… And we’re live!

Room 5 is now open!

We’ve added a special new feature that I hope you guys love!

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Got in…love it :)

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Exciting stuff!

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Rats! Missed it! Arghhh

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..same here Todd. Next week or bust!

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Hey Todd, there is an option to have updates emailed..although I am not certain if that pertains to this thread or the actual room. Guess I’ll find out later! :)

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You know what would be truly interesting for Room 5, .an nterview of someone behind the scenes. How interesting would questions to Yiming Chen or Michelle Sartori be. A typical day in the life of comes to mind.

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Drats .I missed it again …. Is it possible for text alerts … !!!! haha

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fer shame Patricia… and you said you had it circled in GREEN !! LOLOL

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Your Right William … I am thinking now … bells .. whistles.. alarms .. !!!

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Maybe this is the kind of reminder we need.
http://gifs.gifbin.com/op47g6op698op.gif

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Ha Ha … Omg this was great Kathleen !!! …

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Do you think that might help, Patricia? LOL!

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I don’t know if it would help Patricia or not but it would sure ring my bell !!! LOLOL

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Any day but Thursday would have been better for me. Why does everybody plan everything for Thursday?
How about making it 48 hours? Please?

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I agree That would be great Matk …

Your right William .. I wAs thinking you alll could either call lot text me !! What fun would that be !!!

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just a quick thought…..but you guys could log in and take a couple quick screenshots to save and view at your convenience….of course to be deleted later as we all know, what happens in room 5 stays in room 5 :)

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Rumor has it that Frank retired just for the purpose of being available for Room 5.
But…I’m not one to spread rumors, so you didn’t hear that from me!

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If there is an update today wonder if it will be EN Xmas party photos and eggies being used for shot glasses of eggnog while gyro bowls are being past around with dip and chips…don’t forget miss clause sporting her festive stripped hair with her hot huez kit… then when all the egg nog is done its monster pong tournaments all night long!

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I didn’t think Room 5 would be open today…but it was…so, go check it out!

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Rats….missed it :(
Any chance of posting the older room 5 posts on Thursdays as well as the new posts? So at least I can catch up next week (unless I forget again)

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Can u only view room 5 stuff that day?

I went to the page because I didn’t check it Thursday and it just has countdown till next Thursday.

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Jason, as far as I know room 5 is only viewable for 24 hours (2PM Thursday (est) to 2PM Friday (est)). Once it’s gone it’s gone.

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Just a reminder… it’s Thursday and Room 5 is now open.

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Opps…I forgot! Thanks for the reminder!

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Kathleen… I’m going to go out on a limb and guess you finally got some snow. Nice Avatar! You’re freezing me to death… LOL

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Good guess…yes we DID GET SNOW! And we’re still getting it! I love it….every single snowflake of it!

Here’s a good tip: When cleaning the snow off your car…make sure you’re not facing the wind because it got me good…right in my face…sure woke me up!

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Got it…. walk the way the wind blows!

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I thought that I was barely making it in today, at 1:15, and then I realized eastern vs. central time zone :/

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REMINDER
Room 5 opens today for the Insiders at 2pm EST for 24 hours!

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I would say that that’s…
‘Things that go bump in someplace “other” than the night !.’ : /

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Hey All.
I encourage everyone to check out Room 5 tomorrow. I heard through the EN grapevine that some real cool stuff will be there.
Cheers,
Thom

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Thanks Thom! :)
Sounds intriguing…
I finally put a bright sticky note on my monitor, so I won’t forget anymore! :/ :)
By the way, I enjoyed watching the t.v. piece you posted the other day; great job getting all of that good information across.

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Thanks Stephanie, I love knowing inside information before it becomes public.

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I put a weekly meeting in my OutLook calendar to go to Room 5. That way, I get a pop up reminder every week and don’t miss it.

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Room 5 is alive… Take a look if you have a chance.

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Very cool!

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That was the most informative one yet! Very nice!

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I really like how they did the history on your product Thom. It was far more informative than those before, and congrats again!

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Hey Kenneth,
In the last year EN has been communicating with me through emails and phone conversations regarding the progress of my product. Our conversations are sometimes very detailed depending on the topic. I am also working with a PR company through EN that has compiled everything. I hope that answers your question.

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Thom, great story and congrats!! I love to see people succeed in this really really hard business of inventing!! Hats off to ya!

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Super interesting entry this week here in Room 5. Thanks to everyone here at E N . Truly enjoyed this introduction of someone behind the scenes.

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Hey Thom sorry I missed last week’s Room 5. Sounds like you’re on your way, congratulations

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Make SURE you stop by room 5 today/tomorrow! This is going to be a good one! Open from 2pm EST today until 2pm EST tomorrow.

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Looking forward to it! Thanks Andrea!

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Where is everyone?? Waiting patiently. :))

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Hey Chris how are ya doin? Do you have much snow in Michigan where you live?

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OMG!! Chris you should have stayed home with the kids and roasted marshmellows.

Here in Florida a little nippy, 61 Degrees. I have the heat on.

Hope it gets better where you are, you can always come and stay with me & Joe. :))

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Boy do I wish that I had the foresight to take pics of me driving out of the Wenachee forest in the motorhome when I did. I was trying to beat a snowstorm out but got caught in the middle of it. I had to chain up and pray for the wind gods to stop blowing my 32 foot sail off the mountain. On the gravel roads it was fine but when I hit the flat top did I get white knuckles. Thank heaven for the set of 19.5 traction tires I found for free on craigslist and the school bus they came off of. Sure did outperform my stock street tires on the old girl.

The ranger said that if I didn’t get off the mountain when I did I would have snow up to the windows. Plus a nice fine for not moving after the 14 day limit…

I’m shivering just looking at that pic Chris… All that wind swept snow makes me cringe. I have to get some chains for the front end before I see the white stuff again.

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http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-52374...

Huh… Michigan says chains are okay so why not use them when you need to? I wish that I had studded tires all around but that would kill me to buy 6 tires when I am parked most of the winter. I am going to look into the Auto Sock for a backup as they are cheaper and I can use on ice.

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Are tire chains legal in Michigan?

Answer:
MCL 257.710 of the Michigan Vehicle Code covers the use of tire chains, and states that a person may “use a tire chain of reasonable proportion upon a vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice, or other condition tending to cause a vehicle to skid.” If used, the chain must not come in contact with the surface of the roadway.

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If used, the chain must not come in contact with the surface of the roadway.

Then of what use are the chains ?!?!

In order to install chains don’t they have to cross over the tire tread at atleast three of four locations?

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I think they mean, they can’t be used on bare pavement…only used if the pavement has snow or ice on it.

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Is it possible to get eyeball frostbite?

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Yes Kathleen, Everything is possible
Eye ball frostbite usually occurs from over exertion as in rolling of the eyes, rubbernecking at an accident and so on, but sometimes it can arise from the exact opposite (No movement at all). Over here we call it stink eye. It’s that nasty stare you get from someone if you are not all they expected. But the good news is that there is a cure. It is a simple thing really. All we have to is change the way we look at things.
Where is room 6?

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Colonel…You clearly need a hovercraft!

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Kathleen C: Just found your post about the reminder. Clicked on the link. HYSTERICAL!!! But, I think I’ll just stick to my iPhone calendar method. A little less painful! But REALLY funny! :)

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This week’s Room 5 is now open! If you’re a regular, active Room 5 participant, you’ll definitely want to see this one! If you’re not, we have no doubt you’ll still find it very beneficial! Enjoy!

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Not able to access
I am being asked to upgrade to insider?

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Hi Kev,

We checked your account and everything seems to be in order for you to view Room 5. Were you logged into your account when you attempted to view it? You must be logged in to access it.

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I am also being asked to upgrade even though I am already an insider.

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I also was asked to upgrade even though I am an insider and I was logged in but it was on my iPhone. After a few attempts and some frustration I decided to wait and try to log in from my computer when I got home and then it worked. Hope this helps!

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Yes, I’m in now, on my PC but not through phone – I’m not able to get in from my iphone (I’ve had a number of issues accessing the EN site from my iphone recently) – and yes logged in at the time.

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not able to access the last two weeks – getting same upgrade message as others below….mac/safari

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Exceptionally helpful!! Thanks..

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I can’t access Room 5. Looks like there have been some UI changes to EN site.. Looks really nice, thanks. But I am guessing that’s the reason I can’t access Room 5 too?

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Same problem here. Says I’m not an Insider and is asking me to upgrade. I’m also a Mac user. Love the new email, but the changes must have messed up some other settings.

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For those of you who are having problems, how do you get to Room 5?

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I haven’t been able to access room 5 either. (same problem as Margaret and the other Mac/Safari users) I emailed for support once but the website I was told to try didn’t work either.
As an insider, I really enjoyed EN’s former monthly insiders broadcasts and the ability to
view them for an extended period of time. (as opposed to the limited 24hour window of room5) Sadly, I won’t always be available to watch room 5 within a 24 hour window.

I know EN is working on a solution to help us . Thank you!!!!!!

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Matt – I haven’t been successful at all . (using iMac)
Thanks for checking in. :)

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I’m on a Mac and use Safari as my primary browser. I access Room 5 by iPad, iPhone and my Mac every week and have never had a problem. I’m wondering if we have a rogue link somewhere that is tripping people up. Most who have not been able to access can usually access it.

How do you attempt to access it Susan? Is there an email you have bookmarked with a link or do you click the button on the red bar on your dashboard or do you access it via the insiders page, or from a blog post, etc…?

How about the rest of you who have had problems accessing it?

We’d love to track this down and come up with a solution.

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Susan, you’re obviously logged in right now if you’re posting in the forums… If you click this link you should be able to get to Room 5… Does it work?

http://www.edisonnation.com/room5

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I’ve had no problem entering Room 5

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jacinta's Avatar

Hi everyone,

I cannot hear the video in room 5. Please help me. I see I did not enter any profile information. I just updated my profile. I am an insider. I guess I will try logging out and logging back in again. Please help.

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works now!

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LOL speed reading Frank, I know right…I used the pause button lol

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Matt,
I just tried to access Room 5 from my iPhone and I am getting the same message as last week saying that I need to upgrade to an insider membership. I took a screenshot of it but then realized that I have no idea how I would post it lol. Guess I’ll have to try from my laptop when I get home.

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Bummers for those having difficulties. Just so EN staff has some kind of benchmark…

I’m on a PC using IE 11, and am able to access either from the red bar on my Dashboard or from the link in the “Insider’s Lounge”.

Hope everyone is able to access soon.

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I am also having trouble accessing room 5 I am a insider but when I click the link it says must upgrade to be a insider to go to room 5 .. Earlier last night I could not log in so I created a new account to get ahold of someone to help with that issue now room 5 is giving me trouble .. Could my issue be because of the new account ? I’m afraid to cancel the new account in fear of loosing my primary one ..

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On my iPhone using safari I was, and am still receiving the same message. However, when I use google chrome for iPhone it works perfectly. It’s a quick download and it’s free

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Problems with iPhone/Safari – Yes. I’m logged in when I’m asked to become an insider. No problems with Google on PC. I can see submissions and post but not get to Room 5

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I’m good now. Got in no problem on my mac. This time I followed the link on the home page. Last time I clicked the link that was in the email, and that’s when I couldn’t get in. However, I just clicked that link again and it works.

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How’s everybody doing? Able to get into Room 5 with no problems this week? If you are having a problem and you are absolutely certain that you’re logged in on your device, post right here what device you’re using and what process you took to get to Room 5 (clicked a link in an email, clicked the red bar on the dashboard, clicked the “Insiders” tab in the navigation, etc…).

Make sure you use the device that you’re having trouble with to post your comment here that you’re having trouble. If the system asks you to log in before you can post, that means you aren’t logged in. Log in and then try to get to Room 5 again and you should be able to get to it.

Thanks!
Matt

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I was able to get into Room 5 from my iPhone this week!! :)

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That’s great to hear Leslie!

Is anybody else having troubles accessing Room 5 this week? We’d love to catch and investigate the problem while it’s still open since we have not been able to reproduce it.

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I am seeing last weeks info in Room 5. Am I alone?

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In my best Michael Jackson singing voice, “You are not alone” Derrick

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LOL Chris.
Oh by the way, thanks a lot for putting that song in my head!

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Me also!

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OK, all better now!

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FYI: Room 5 is now current a/o this date.

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Room 5 is open! There’s a limited time opportunity in this week’s post, so be sure to stop in if you’re an Insider: www.edisonnation.com/room5

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So, will Room 5 be taking a break this week?

I realize innovation never sleeps, but they might want to skip a week so EN folks can be with their families.

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Hi; I’m pretty new to EN but have made a submission that’s now G2 — woot! woot! — and trying to learn/see all that I can while I wait and work up other ideas.

I saw yesterday’s Room 5 announcements yesterday, but when I came back today to take another look, I can’t find them — is it like Snapchat — they disappear soon after viewing? Did I need to copy/paste the info or do a screen shot? Am I looking in the wrong spot. Very likely noob behavior / operator error on my part, but appreciate gratuitous help. Can someone ’splain how it works? Thanks in advance!

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Jeffery,

Room 5 lasts for 24 hours only each week. Thursday 2 PM-Friday 2PM (I think)

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Your thinking is correct, Todd!

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OK thanks Todd/Kathleen — at risk of violating “Fight Club” rules — we don’t talk about Fight Club : ), how does an Insider participate in the opportunities shared in Room 5? Assume they eventually become more broadly announced and I will get another look then? Again, thanks for responses!

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I really enjoyed Room 5 last night, it’s great that EN looks to its community for feedback it shows that EN cares.

I left a question pretty late and didn’t get a chance to get back to see if I got a response.

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Jeffrey, one of the advantages to being an “Insider” is that we are sometimes told about searches before they are announced to regular EN members and the general public. When this happens, the Sponsored Search should show up for Insiders among the other currently available searches when he/she clicks on the “submit an idea” tab at the top of this page. This won’t be visible for non-Insiders until a general announcement regarding the sponsored search is declared by EN.
As far as other information presented in Room 5, you have to take advantage of reading it when the room is open for the one day a week. That opportunity to read is usually available into Friday for a short while as well I believe.

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The first rule of room 5 is that we dont talk about room 5……lol

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@ Dan ….The first rules of Room 5 is ….What is shared in Room 5 stays in Room 5!

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Outta bored curiosity I ventured to the beginning of this thread and found some treasures! Pictures of EN’s workshop from 3D printers, waterjets, electric meters to old donated mills and lathes… oh what I would do to get a chance to play in that shop. EN is truely where dreams are made.

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@ Jonathan…..You are not along, now to think of the fun we would have? What about Thomas Edison if he was still alive today, what kind of fun do you think he would be having? Not to mention what other great ideas he might would come up with?

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Thanks for sharing your experience and picture with us Frank. Make me want to leave and go right now!

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How Exciting Frank! Now that would be fun too even if they wouldn’t let me play in their shop.

That would be one long trip for me though, almost coast to coast if California broke off and sank into the ocean.

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Hey guys! I have a very important question for you…

Have you ever seen an inflatable dart board?

No?

Wanna know why? Check out this week’s Room 5 post – now live through tomorrow at 2pm EST! www.edisonnation.com/room5

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Want to get some inside tips and be the first to hear about our latest deal?

Check out Room 5 – now live through tomorrow at 2pm EST!
www.edisonnation.com/room5

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Room 5 is now open…ya don’t wanna miss this one!

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Thanks Kathleen! You beat me to the punch! Enjoy guys!

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I think everyone’s outside…

Maybe we should move “Room 5” to “Garden 5”, or “Beach 5”

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I refuse to step out this door until I see snow again!

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Kathleen, if I knew how to post a picture of snow…

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Ok…would one of you Insiders please tell me if Room 5 is funky looking to you? I was there a couple of times today and I just went back and all I get is the body of the topic…the pictures are gone and all of the comments that were there, are now gone. It may be my computer, because right now, EN is the ONLY website I can access.

Jacob…we got some frost lastnight…so, that was nice. I’ll take what I can get!

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Works up here.

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Thanks, Jacob…It’s most likely William’s fault…he’s known to do things like that, ya know!

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Kathleen, you just forgot to use the secret password. Everything works just dandy when you use the proper method of entry.

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Kathleen C
When you answer the riddles three
The pictures you will see

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Ok…I’m taking it to the Lounge!

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In visiting Room5 (Rm5) this week it occurred to me how much Rm5 has advanced since its inception. Early on, the contributors to Rm5 were struggling to get a handle on what Rm5’s content would be and how Rm5 was going to function and in that early struggle the information presented was accurate but difficult to digest by beginners and amateurs. (It is extremely difficult to bridge the information gap between expert/professional and amateur/newbie.)

But since that beginning the content has been consistently easy to read, easy to understand and just plain “ I get it !” quality. The content flows seamlessly from beginning to end, its meaning is easily absorbed by the reader and every reader takes away something positive from their visit.

Thank for a job very well done EN !!

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Thank you for your kind words William! Glad you are enjoying it! That being said, please feel free to send topics you would like to hear about to my attention at michelle.sartori@edisonnation.com!

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Hey guys!

Have you checked out Room 5 yet? This week’s post announces June’s Insider of the Month and TWO new search previews!

Not an Insider? Upgrade today to be the first to get Edison Nation updates, sneak peeks and exclusives – www.edisonnation.com/insiders!

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Room 5 is open! Come on it…it’s a great read this week! Ok,ok…it’s a great read every week. But this week…well, ya just gotta go check it out for yourself!
That’s all I can say about it on this side of the door.

Here’s a little peek inside…don’t tell anyone this came from me…shhhhhh!

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Kathleen, how’d you get in here! ;)

Thanks for bumping!!!!

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So, THIS is Michelles “Cubicle”… ?? Oh my. Ohh….my

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David…NO CUTTING! GET TO THE BACK OF THE LINE!

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I get the feeling you don’t want me boarding this Gulfstream 5 Jet where this “cubicle” is located?? Katty?? Just say it. Go ahead. Just say it. Go.

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David, I don’t want you boarding that Gulfstream 5 Jet where this “cubicle” is located!
There…I said it. You didn’t think I’d say it, but I said it…so there! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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I cant believe you said that. I cant.

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David, actually, I think it was Michelle pulling Kathleen’s string.

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I dont know who invented that pull strAng doll, but …

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