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The JaTiki Mount usurps gravity for your smartphone

October 2nd, 2012 at 7:48 pm » Comments (0)

  iPhone 4 with JaTiKi Mount Part “A” (shown in anodized Blue)  The JaTiKi Mount is an innovative, first of its kind, multi-purpose mounting system for the iPhone 4/4s/5 and any other personal electronic device. By incorporating  powerful rare earth magnets, 1/4-20 threaded holes, and other CNC machined features into a two-disc mounting system, we […]

Why every single one of you should learn a little code

September 19th, 2012 at 1:37 pm » Comments (0)

Either you get with the code or get left out in the cold. As technology becomes more and more ingrained in our everyday lives, you have to make a choice: Are you a consumer of tech, or are you someone who understands it? Buying the latest iPhone and keeping up with the who-works-where, who’s-launching-what tech […]

The five big lies of inventors: Common misconceptions can cause the best ideas to fall flat

September 18th, 2012 at 9:19 am » Comments (0)

. The DaVinci Inventor Showcase will take place on Oct 13th The economic downturn has forced us to rethink our lives. For many, this means a time of stepping into the workshop to give shape to ideas that have been waiting for the right opportunity to emerge. While Hollywood likes to portray inventors as the […]

WORD-ROULETTE educates as it entertains the whole family

July 12th, 2012 at 12:48 pm » Comments (0)

WORD-ROULETTE® is a word board game that uses a modified roulette wheel, multiple balls and game work sheets for huge amounts of family fun and interplay. Creator Tony Aceti is bringing his game to the DaVinci Inventor Showcase to show it off to the world and do his best to make it a household name. […]

3D Print replacement car parts

June 14th, 2012 at 5:12 pm » Comments (0)

Instructables has a very clever project for 3D printers. Replacing your old car parts with a newly printed one. Obviously this won’t yet work for ALL car parts, but it will certainly come in handy for some…

Micro-entrepreneurship a growing trend

May 30th, 2012 at 10:07 am » Comments (0)

Do-it-Yourself Economy Russell Howze was working as a creative at an advertising agency in Atlanta when he got laid off due to budget cuts years ago.  For years he spent his time piecing together work through various corporate jobs, until he decided to follow his heart. Russell then  founded a nonprofit organization for artists, and […]

Why Creative People Are Eccentric

May 15th, 2012 at 12:33 pm » Comments (0)

Dean Kamen on his Ibot invention. He is one of the world’s best known and most successful entrepreneurs, with hundreds of patents to his name—including the Segway scooter. But you will never see Dean Kamen in a suit and tie: the eccentric inventor dresses almost exclusively in denim. He spent five years in college before […]

Ugly pancake contest seeks your entries

May 10th, 2012 at 10:03 pm » Comments (0)

Nutritious and informative. Saipancakes, who normally makesastounding pancakes like the ones above, had a rather spectacular pancakefail (below), prompting him to inaugurate an ugly pancake contest… Pancakefail example.

Photos of people living off-the-grid in the United States

May 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm » Comments (0)

Living ‘off the grid’ can entail going without some common luxuries. Eric Valli spent 3 years taking photos of people in the United States who have “decided to live light on the earth.” The photographs are terrific. It looks like Valli spent time with two clans: a frontier/settler type group, and another group that look […]

Futurist Thomas Frey interviewed about DaVinci Coders program

April 23rd, 2012 at 1:41 pm » Comments (0)

Futurist Thomas Frey took time out of his busy speaking schedule for a short interview with Larry Nelson at W3W3 radio. This time Mr. Frey conversed with Larry about DaVinci Coders, the new beginner based Ruby On Rails program that he is putting together at DaVinci Institute…

Here’s how much body parts cost on the Black Market

April 23rd, 2012 at 7:43 am » Comments (0)

If you were ever curious as to how much body parts can fetch on the black market,Medical Transcription created a snazzy infographic to show you. Some parts are shockingly cheap! Like would you want a new shoulder or a new iPad? Both cost 500 bucks. Other organs are prohibitively expensive, like a kidney. That little […]

Scrap metal transformers theme park opens in China

April 5th, 2012 at 10:58 pm » Comments (0)

Optimus Prime sent me to inform you that we have arrived. Chinese artist Kefeng Zhu and his team of artists use heavy metal as their medium, and the results are pretty darn neat. His unofficial Transformers theme park is calledMr. Iron Robot, and it’s a big hit with kids from throughout the Zhejiang Province and […]

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