It’s sometimes said that there’s an inventor in all of us and that it just takes the right problem or situation to bring it out. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find an inventor or innovator who didn’t cite the old trope, “Necessity is the mother of invention” when discussing their work. Sit with an inventor a little bit longer and they’ll begin to talk about the things that inspired them long before their successful invention. So while you wait for your “a-ha!” moment or perfect problem, we recommend finding some inspiration online with these three websites.
Kick off your inspiration journey at www.inventorsdigest.com. Each month you’ll be greeted with interesting inventor stories, helpful tips, and resources that will not only inspire you to invent, but actually help you get your dream off the ground. The best part? You can read the whole issue right from your browser.
At the forefront of technology and entrepreneurship lies Fast Company. Imagine browsing new articles and watching videos every single day about the brightest individuals in the U.S. and beyond. Start by reading about Kaushik Kappagantulu, whose product Greenhouse in a Box is revolutionizing farming in India.
Finally, we have TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. On the TED site you’ll find thousands of short videos from TED conferences featuring individuals speaking about the aforementioned as well as innovation, education, and much more. Don’t miss Dean Kamen’s video, “To invent is to give” and have your notepad ready to jot down all of the ideas you’re sure to have.
Need more? Visit our post about Denny and Grant Hamill, a grandpa/grandson duo who invented a cool way to keep their dog Prancer busy so Grant could get his homework done.
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