The Continuing Process of Invention

The Continuing Process of Invention

Process of Invention Inventors are problem solvers and are able to spot problems other people miss. This is why people will often say “Why didn’t I think of that?” The answer is that they would if they were able to think like an inventor and the...
Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity Quite often innovation comes from serendipity. This was the case with Chester Carlson. It’s a great lesson in how innovation will often find you if you are willing to go in a different direction in life. It was the depths of...
The Invention of Nylon

The Invention of Nylon

Who could have guessed that a trade war between two countries would result in the invention of nylon? When trade relations with Japan soured in 1935, the United States had to figure out another way around the silk that we were getting from them since Japan was the...
Invention of the Elevator

Invention of the Elevator

Invention of the Elevator Some inventions seem modern, but were actually invented many years ago in a different form. That’s the case with the invention of the elevator. Prolific inventor Archimedes, came up with a primitive elevator that was operated by ropes...
Granville T. Woods Black Edison

Granville T. Woods Black Edison

Granville T. Woods Black Edison As a self taught inventor myself, I love hearing stories of other inventors who pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and simply figured everything out. Granville T. Woods, also known as the Black Edison, was that kind of person. He...