ProtoTYPING: A ‘Perfect’ Product Idea

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Some inventors strive to come up with good ideas, while others strive to find the perfect idea. Inventor Brandon Dierker has a perfect idea, and it is called the “Collar Perfect”. The Charlotte, NC resident has come up with a small format ironing device to help men and women do spot ironing of shirts, pants

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Another Licensing Deal! Congratulations, Elizabeth Crouch!

Invention Idea

  Another Edison Nation licensing deal! Ellery Homestyles has selected a throw blanket concept invented by Edison Nation member, Elizabeth Crouch. This deal came just a month after the EN licensing team presented an impressive lineup of finalists at the Ellery Homestyles headquarters in New York. Elizabeth was born and raised in sunny Sacramento County,

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Ten Obsolete Inventions that were Once Mainstays

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In celebration of #TBT (throwback Thursday), we’re celebrating all those inventions that were once considered high-tech, but are now obsolete or on their way out. With the brilliant minds of our Edison Nation community, we can only imagine that some day not too far away we’ll be laughing at the thought of MP3 players and

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Dave Beane Scores Licensing Deal with J&H International!

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Exciting news from the Edison Nation HQ! Two weeks ago we announced to our Insiders in Room 5 that Edison Nation community inventor, Dave Beane, scored a licensing deal with J&H International, the leading manufacturing and distribution partner for one of the country’s largest retailers. After weeks of anticipation, we’re excited to finally announce it

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College Students Invent Nail Polish that May Detect Date Rape Drugs

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Four college students from North Carolina State University have put their training in Materials Science & Engineering to good use and are experimenting with a nail polish that may help women detect rape drugs in their cocktails. Women can tell if a drink contains date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, GHB, and Xanax simply by swirling their

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Let’s Get Edison Nation CEO, Louis Foreman, to SXSW 2015!

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Louis Foreman has devoted himself to helping independent inventors bring their ideas to market. He formed Edison Nation after realizing how many ideas existed locked up in people’s heads that didn’t have resources to bring it to market itself. To date, Louis has helped hundreds of people like you bring those ‘aha’ moments to store

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ProtoTYPING: Giving Products a Paint Finish

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Prototyping a product is an iterative process, and the result of most prototyping activities is rarely an aesthetically pleasing model. However, once the product is ready to be revealed to the world, whether through a crowd funding campaign, to an investor, your product idea submission, or photo shoot, the prototype needs to look like the

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Tips to Improve Your Product Idea Submissions

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So you have a an idea for a product and want to know how to get your best foot forward with Edison Nation? Well, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve spent anytime lurking our forums, you’ve probably come across some helpful members providing tips on how to improve your invention idea submissions and

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ASOTV Winning Categories: Toys

Pillow Pets As Seen on TV

This is the eighth and last post in a series where we will explore what we believe to be the 10 chief categories that comprise the As Seen On TV (ASOTV) industry. It is important to note that while most ASOTV products fall into one of these categories, it is not all encompassing. The ten categories

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