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Lite 'N Easy Reading For The Inventor

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I decided to start a thread where people can post articles about inventing without starting a new thread. The focus of this thread is thread is easy to consume web links that you can finish in a few minutes before your boss notices you’re playing around on the internet. It’s for lists, graphs, funny pics, short articles, graphs, bullet points, you get the idea.

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The first post is a list almost a year old, but it’s a list about the best EN inventions so I thought it would be a good starter for this thread.

http://www.infobarrel.com/Top_10_Killer_EdisonN...

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I like the heavy/lite theme to your threads, Daniel….Great concept.

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Every year Time Magazine creates a list of the best inventions. Here are the links for the last 4 years:

http://techland.time.com/the-25-best-inventions...
http://techland.time.com/2012/11/01/best-invent...
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0...
http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/...

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Is the cat in glasses thing working for me?
My real cranium maybe?
Cause I don’t look like a cat at all….or is not knowing better?
Frank?, Kathleen? , Derrick?
Any thoughts?

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/problems-that-de...

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Finding problems is a great way to make inventions….

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colleennoonan's Avatar

Thanks Daniel what a great thread! I really enjoyed reading about the top 10 EN products. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks Daniel , you little sneak didn’t even know you had a hat the urgent plaid rink, lol stay green dear friend

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This is a fun time killing web site:

http://totallyabsurd.com/absurd.htm

Ridiculous ideas that people spent thousands of dollars to get patented. They could have become an EN insider and paid $20 to get feedback that they says should never, ever spend one more minute or dollar developing these ideas.

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The Wikipedia “light and easy”(maybe? probably not lol) intro page to U.S. Patent Law, with many links to associated concepts at the bottom of the page-this really opened my eyes, personally:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_pate...

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Daniel, I saw that twelve gauge golf club and I stopped right there. I LOVE IT !!! LOLOLOL

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I hate to say it, William, but even explosives in the club head won’t help your golf game.

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It’s not help I’m looking for. I just want to destroy all evidence. ; )

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Here’s an article about inventor, and self-made billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes. She’s only 30!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/201...

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Here is an article about people who are trying to invent a hoverboard like the one in Back To The Future. I think it’s a fool’s errand but it’s a fun article to read.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/technology/ho...

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Daniel, thanks for posting.

I totally enjoyed the video. I don’t really think that it’s a “fool’s errand”. It was just a fun way to introduce their technology. I agree that the “hover board” it’s self is going nowhere but to get a “Mag Lev” type technology in such a small package is really cool stuff.

I think they’re the kind of people that we should be keeping an ‘eye’ on and following their journey. Those are some pretty smart people there.

Thanks again for posting.

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Sure, but as the article points out, their ‘hoverboards’ can only work if you have an opposite magnetic field in the ramp or in the ground. We’ll never have a true hoverboard that can work anywhere, like Marty had in Back To The Future, unless there is a new discovery in the laws of physics. That’s the fantasy that most people want fulfilled.

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I liked that Hendo Hoverboard tech so much I linked it on my Facebook status. At $10,000 a pop, I don’t think I could ever own one, not to mention that it might not be good for people with pacemakers. Which I have now. Oh, well. Who’s got the money to line a floor or pathway with thick copper or aluminum? But I really think they are going about it wrong, personally. I think there is another way, and wish I had the means to try and work my theories. then there is that noise! They should have ear protection on as well. Even the Hover Skater by another Kickstarter is loud, too. Even tho my theory would also probably be loud by in a bass way, you know hummmm.

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The finalists for the National Toy Hall Of Fame have been announced. Only 2 inventions per year are let in, it’s easier to get in the baseball hall of fame!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/31/living/2014-natio...

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CBS News reporting on Popular Science’s picks for the “coolest inventions” of 2014:

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-coolest-inven...

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Thanks for posting Ken- that was a good one!

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