I made it: Sam Anderson’s LED bike

Inspiration can come from anywhere—just ask Sam Anderson, one of Quirky’s engineers. It hit him one morning on his bike ride to work when he collided with a bus, breaking his clavicle, first metacarpal, cheekbone, and two spinal processes. The accident didn’t deter Sam from biking. Instead, he used his recovery time to consider how […]

From stay-at-home mom to Quirky inventor: Maria Morrill’s story

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating inspirational female inventors everywhere. So we visited Maria Morrill, the inventor of Ohm, at her home in South Carolina to get the story behind her invention. After growing up in Puerto Rico, Maria moved to America with the intention of studying graphic design in college. Unfortunately, when […]

Vote for us in Fast Company’s #OfficeThrowdown!

Update: Last week, we knocked Etsy out of Fast Company’s #OfficeThrowdown. Now, we’re facing off with GrubHub for a spot in the finals. This round ends Friday, March 13th at 5pm ET, so cast your vote now! In the spirit of March Madness, eight New York start-ups are battling it out for the right to […]

The Cronut legend: How one chef is reinventing the pastry world

People rarely consider bakers to be inventors, but we disagree. Dominique Ansel is a pastry chef in a league of his own; he pushes the baking boundaries and never settles for the status quo. Just look at the Cronut… A croissant-doughnut hybrid, the Cronut made it’s big debut in May 2013. And this sweet’s got […]

Everything you missed at Town Meeting

On Thursday night, our CEO Ben Kaufman, took the community through the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2014 in our first Town Meeting of the year. He also shared plans for the future of the company and some big changes coming our way. It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. We’re making moves, people! […]

Go behind the scenes with the photo team

At Quirky, we have a talented team of shutterbugs that handles all of our in-house photography. Ever wonder how they pull off the eye-catching visuals on our site, packaging, and beyond? Me too! So, I sat down with Kristen Rodgers, our Head of Photography, for a glimpse behind the curtain camera of some of her […]

Introducing…The Quirkies!

It’s award season! Instead of celebrating movies or actors, we’re giving inventors the recognition they deserve. Introducing The Quirkies: awards for a variety of achievements in the field of invention. And like everything else, we had you to be a part of the selection process. Thank you for helping us honor the wacky, underrated, and truly game-changing inventors […]

Inventor story: Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is a veteran community member who joined Quirky in the early days. So we were especially excited to get to know him better when he stopped by the Quirky offices in NYC for the launch of his three (!) Quirky+GE smart products: Tapt, Outlink, and Overflow. Of course, we got the scoop on […]

How to make 3D renders

This blog post comes to you from one of our very own community members: Brandon Murray! An active member since May 2012, Brandon’s submitted 712 ideas (!!) and influenced nearly 450 (!!!). Since Brandon’s a self-taught 3D renderer, we asked him to write a piece on modeling for beginners—take it away, Brandon!  Whether you’d like […]

Community Spotlight: Cardboard Prototypes

In December, we launched an Invention Challenge to submit a cardboard prototype along with your idea submission. Here’s the handy How To video. Considering the amount of work it takes to make a prototype, we were pleasantly surprised with 50 submissions! We were so impressed, we had to share some of the community’s work. Here’s […]

Solve your problems in 6 seconds flat.

Think vines are just for grapes? Not so! Our newest Vines (sharable, six-second videos) show off our inventions in a whole new way. Oh, and be sure to turn on the sound. Beat Booster Here comes the boom. Box. Boom box. Pluck It’s out of this world, no yolk. PowerShell Never leave a shadow of […]

Women’s History Month: Great female inventors through time

There are so many awesome female inventors, we couldn’t fit them all here! Leave a comment with more of your favorites below.

I made it: Sam Anderson’s LED bike

Inspiration can come from anywhere—just ask Sam Anderson, one of Quirky’s engineers. It hit him one morning on his bike ride to work when he collided with a bus, breaking his clavicle, first metacarpal, cheekbone, and two spinal processes. The accident didn’t deter Sam from biking. Instead, he used his recovery time to consider how […]

From stay-at-home mom to Quirky inventor: Maria Morrill’s story

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating inspirational female inventors everywhere. So we visited Maria Morrill, the inventor of Ohm, at her home in South Carolina to get the story behind her invention. After growing up in Puerto Rico, Maria moved to America with the intention of studying graphic design in college. Unfortunately, when […]

Vote for us in Fast Company’s #OfficeThrowdown!

Update: Last week, we knocked Etsy out of Fast Company’s #OfficeThrowdown. Now, we’re facing off with GrubHub for a spot in the finals. This round ends Friday, March 13th at 5pm ET, so cast your vote now! In the spirit of March Madness, eight New York start-ups are battling it out for the right to […]

The Cronut legend: How one chef is reinventing the pastry world

People rarely consider bakers to be inventors, but we disagree. Dominique Ansel is a pastry chef in a league of his own; he pushes the baking boundaries and never settles for the status quo. Just look at the Cronut… A croissant-doughnut hybrid, the Cronut made it’s big debut in May 2013. And this sweet’s got […]

Everything you missed at Town Meeting

On Thursday night, our CEO Ben Kaufman, took the community through the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2014 in our first Town Meeting of the year. He also shared plans for the future of the company and some big changes coming our way. It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. We’re making moves, people! […]

Cooper Union schools Quirky at this week’s Eval

What happens when a renowned engineering and design school gets a little bit Quirky? Find out this Thursday, February 19th at 7pm ET, when Quirky partners with Cooper Union’s Invention Factory to bring eight student-generated ideas to our Product Evaluation. Sliding suitcases, a bike helmet + lock combo, next-level picture mounts—these are just a few […]

Light the way: Introducing… Track!

Sick of adjusting your work light with every step you take? Meet Track, the light that follows you! Track communicates with a band you wear on your wrist, so when you move, it moves. The wristband also features a power button, making sure you’re always in control. Gone are the days of starting and stopping […]

4 tips for shooting your product like a pro

Kristen Rodgers, Quirky’s Head of Photography, shares her tips and tricks for shooting your next great invention like a pro: Use a simple background Shooting against a white wall, foam core, or a piece of clean, seamless paper is ideal. It helps make your product the hero of the shot and shows it off without […]

Go behind the scenes with the photo team

At Quirky, we have a talented team of shutterbugs that handles all of our in-house photography. Ever wonder how they pull off the eye-catching visuals on our site, packaging, and beyond? Me too! So, I sat down with Kristen Rodgers, our Head of Photography, for a glimpse behind the curtain camera of some of her […]

Work your core and more: Introducing… Axle!

Overrun with exercise equipment? Meet Axle, the modular dumbbell system that doubles as an ab roller. Its got five different weight configurations so you can personalize your sweat session. Plus, pop on the wheel attachment and you can work your core like never before. Inventor Ryan Anderson wanted to spice up his exercise routine while […]

Quirky Town Meeting: Tuesday, February 17th

Save the date: Our next Town Meeting will be Tuesday, February 17th at 5pm on Quirky.com/live! What’s a Town Meeting, you ask? During this live broadcast, Ben Kaufman, Quirky’s founder and CEO, will bring the community up to speed on what we’ve been up to and where we’re going. Also, we’re just closing our books […]

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