Resources

[The original version of this post was shared on 9/27/11.] If you dream of seeing your product idea available online or on TV for call-in orders, then our ASOTV Search is for you!  You may even be planning the logistics of your infomercial debut in you... (Read more)

[The original version of this post was shared on 12/30/11.] How do I make my idea into a product? If you’re asking yourself that right now, you’ve come to the right place. Edison Nation was created to solve that exact problem and make it ea... (Read more)

In our fifth installment of the “How To…” series, we’ve tapped Edison Nation member Ryan Bricker to share his knowledge of product development. Let’s start off simply…what is product (and brand) development? Product ... (Read more)

Many of you have asked what an “ideal” submission looks like. While each idea is different, we’ve created an example of what we want to see in your next Edison Nation submission. Disclaimer – yes, this is a submission for an air... (Read more)

In our fourth installment of the “How To…” series, we’ve tapped Edison Nation member Brian McLoughlin to share his knowledge of electrical engineering. Let’s start off simply… what is electrical engineering? Well, ac... (Read more)

In our third installment of the “How To…” series, we’ve reached out to Edison Nation member Ralph Machesky to relay his experiences with prototyping. Let’s start off simply… what is prototyping? Prototype [proh-tuh-t... (Read more)

In our second installment of our “How To…” series, we’ve tapped Edison Nation member Tim Hayes to share his expertise and experiences in industrial design. Q: Let’s start off simply…what is industrial design? Industr... (Read more)

At Edison Nation, we want to do everything we can to help you give your idea its best chance at commercialization. We recently published a post that highlighted 15 Online Resources to Help YOU Become a Better Inventor. Building on that list of resource... (Read more)

For many inventors, self-promotion doesn’t come naturally. We invent. We build. We make. We don’t often promote. We’re not natural marketers, as much as we are problem solvers. It may not come easily, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In thi... (Read more)

It’s happened to all of us. The blank screen. You’re presented with a problem requiring a creative solution, you sit down to get started and it stares back at you, mocking you with its white emptiness. There it is… the rut. Turns out, there isn’t... (Read more)

Let’s face it, there are a lot of online resources out there to help inventors, with Edison Nation being one of them. It can be overwhelming to anyone to search for information and resources, from someone getting ready to share their first idea t... (Read more)

The Internet of Things: a two-part series exploring the history of IoT I can remember the first time that the internet felt powerful to me. I was a freshman at Union College in 1998 and just starting my engineering journey. My friend Tally had just had... (Read more)

We all know that inventing is not for the faint of heart.  Do you find yourself struggling to find inspiration? Are you in a rut? Do you ever wonder why you started inventing in the first place?  Successful inventors… …are passionate about ... (Read more)

There is nothing innovative about fantasy sports, but I love it. My poison is fantasy English Premier League soccer where I have been playing for 11 years, but it does not stop there. I am also doing fantasy Champions league soccer, fantasy NASCAR, and... (Read more)

Naturally, the October issue of Inventors Digest has a spooktacular Halloween theme to it. We’re covering tricked-out inventions, tricked-out pumpkin patents and exploring how the Ouija Board got its patent. You may even catch a glimpse of Adam A... (Read more)

During my career in NASCAR, rubber was worshipped. Rubber in the form of the beautiful black donuts with Goodyear emblazoned on the side. Of course I am talking about the tires. They were $400 each, lasted about 20 minutes, and were the only connection... (Read more)

It’s back to school time for many parents across the country. It’s also time for Inventors Digest to take a look at the back to school, back to cool inventions students will want. Catch up on the September issue, now available for your onli... (Read more)

“Life is short, eat dessert first.” Since the launch of our two Brand Castle Searches, we’ve been craving desserts here at Edison Nation HQ! Brand Castle’s product line includes a variety of baking kits, particularly for cake po... (Read more)

A Course in Plastic Design and Injection-Molded Parts From toys to automotive parts, vacuums to printers, injection-molded plastic parts are everywhere. They are cheap to manufacture in quantity, and can be designed with complex shapes that are hard to... (Read more)

Baking is not for the faint of heart. It requires focus, precision, clear eyes and a full heart (okay, that might be a stretch). If your style in the kitchen is more Chopped than Cupcake Wars, you may need some help in the baking department. I certainl... (Read more)