The best and worst video pitches ever

Fact: People spend 100% more time on pages with videos than on those without. And on Quirky, a video in your submission translates to twice as much facetime with those who view it. That can only help your chances at being a Quirky inventor, right? Right! We’ve taken the liberty to create two video pitches […]

Product in development: Freewheel

Inventor Rene Diaz submitted the idea for Freewheel back in December. He dreamed of remote controlled wheels that kids could attach to just about anything. With help from the community, we got rolling on developing Rene’s inventive toy idea. As Freewheel came to life, we started to see a bigger vision for it. Marketing it […]

3D printer 101 with Andrew Brase

Andrew Brase manages Quirky HQ’s “shop”, which houses everything from basic tools to state-of-the-art equipment for product making and modeling. He’s a bona fide expert when it comes to 3D printing technology, but he only became a pro through good ol’ trial and error. Andrew knows our complex printers inside out, and for the most […]

Meet 3D Hubs

In an effort to exchange ideas about the product development process, we’ve been co-hosting regular Meetup events with local tech companies. Most recently, we teamed up with 3D Hubs, a service that connects makers with 3D printers in their area. We asked Max van Oirschot, one of 3D Hub’s staff writers, to explain how 3D […]

The best and worst video pitches ever

Fact: People spend 100% more time on pages with videos than on those without. And on Quirky, a video in your submission translates to twice as much facetime with those who view it. That can only help your chances at being a Quirky inventor, right? Right! We’ve taken the liberty to create two video pitches […]

4 quick tips for perfecting your invention pitch

If you’re serious about your invention, you should be just as serious about your submission. But getting your idea down on paper is one of the toughest parts of being an inventor. Staring at a blank submission page can be a bit daunting, so we’ve put together some easy tips for crafting a polished pitch […]

Product in development: Freewheel

Inventor Rene Diaz submitted the idea for Freewheel back in December. He dreamed of remote controlled wheels that kids could attach to just about anything. With help from the community, we got rolling on developing Rene’s inventive toy idea. As Freewheel came to life, we started to see a bigger vision for it. Marketing it […]

This Week’s Eval Cancelled…

This week, our Product Evaluation is cancelled. Why would we do such a thing, you ask? Well, we’re making a few updates to the broadcast system and increasing the room size. When it’s all said and done, this will improve the overall audience experience. We’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming on Thursday, October 23rd […]

Meet the Community Member: Anthony Reddington

We love meeting our community members in person. So last weekend, while we were in Cambridge, MA for HackMIT, a 24-hour hackathon for college students, I caught up Anthony Reddington, the inventor of Refuel. Anthony with students at HackMIT While the East Coast has been Anthony’s home for years, he originally hails from Headford, Ireland. […]

3 Quirky must-reads

  So you’ve got a great invention idea—now what? Before you log onto Quirky to submit that stroke of genius, we recommend reading these 3 important pieces. INVENTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Arguably the most important pre-submission read, the Invention Submission Guidelines lay out some very basic ground rules. We’re a pretty laid-back bunch, but we’re serious […]

3D printer 101 with Andrew Brase

Andrew Brase manages Quirky HQ’s “shop”, which houses everything from basic tools to state-of-the-art equipment for product making and modeling. He’s a bona fide expert when it comes to 3D printing technology, but he only became a pro through good ol’ trial and error. Andrew knows our complex printers inside out, and for the most […]

Gearing Up for Halloween with Karen-Fly

It’s October, which means it’s time to break out the sweaters and boots, go apple picking, and of course, gear up for Halloween. It’s also the perfect opportunity to catch up with community member Karen-Fly, a costume designer with a fascination in with All Hallows’ Eve. Here’s what she had to say about her favorite […]

Meet 3D Hubs

In an effort to exchange ideas about the product development process, we’ve been co-hosting regular Meetup events with local tech companies. Most recently, we teamed up with 3D Hubs, a service that connects makers with 3D printers in their area. We asked Max van Oirschot, one of 3D Hub’s staff writers, to explain how 3D […]

Quirky 2.0: Our Visual Design Process

Terry Newman, our Digital Creative Director, is hard at work rethinking every page of the brand-new Quirky.com site with the entire Platform team. I sat down with him for a sneak peek at the upcoming platform and to get some insight into the thought process behind it: Visually redesigning the platform is a huge undertaking… […]

Meet the Community Members: The New Influence Council

Last February Ben announced the formation of the Influence Council to resolve similar submission claims.  The council is made up of both staff and community members.  The inaugural group included: Constantine, Marc R, Elizabeth Wingfield, and Yell.  This week we welcome a new set of community members to the council and wanted to introduce them […]

3 easy ways to improve your idea submission

Congrats! You’ve had your “eureka!” moment, and you’re ready to post your invention on Quirky.com. But before you click that “SUBMIT” button, we’ve got a few tips to improve your submission and get your invention noticed.  SPELLING Think of your invention submission as a business proposal. You want to show your invention in the best […]

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