National Inventors Month: #whyinvent recap

During National Inventors Month, we asked our community, staff, and friends to share stories about why they invent. We compiled a few of our favorite responses in this video—we dare you not to be inspired! We also got some great submissions on Twitter: @Quirky #whyinvent inventing makes me feel alive, inventing is life, inventing is […]

Quirky 2.0 Beta Q&A with Graham Blache

On Tuesday, we introduced the community to Quirky 2.0 beta (yipee!). Since then, we’ve been hard at work answering your questions and gathering constructive feedback through our beta tool and forum topics. But wouldn’t it be nice to talk to the dude who lead the team that built the thing? This Thursday at 5:30pm ET, you […]

The what and why of invention features

When you are presenting your invention to others, defining your invention’s features clarifies your invention’s characteristics and purpose. If you just describe your invention in a sentence or two, you’re leaving a lot open to interpretation—which is not what you want!   WHAT ARE FEATURES? So, features and functions–what are they, really? A feature is […]

Tune in: Live Q&A with Ben this Thursday

Whew—it’s been quite a couple of weeks here at Quirky! To make sure you’re up to speed with all our updates and announcements, we’ll be hosting a live Q&A session with CEO Ben Kaufman this Thursday at 5:30pm ET on Quirky.com/live. To get those inquisitive gears turning, here are some of the most recent Quirky […]

From junkyard tinkerer to Quirky inventor: Nathan Firth’s story

Inventing runs in Nathan Firth’s family. His father, an inventor himself, used to take Nathan to the junkyard to collect odds ’n’ ends that would become the building blocks for his very first inventions. That entrepreneurial spirit served Nathan well—last November we introduced Ascend, the smart garage door controller he dreamt up. Now a father […]

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 […]

Quick Guide to Research: why it’s important & how to do it

Research. It’s the hero of any great Quirky submission. A thorough analysis of your invention’s competitive landscape has three key benefits:  1. It reveals whether or not your invention already exists. It’s no fun spending a lot of time coming up with a new product idea, only to find out that someone beat you to it. […]

National Inventors Month: #whyinvent recap

During National Inventors Month, we asked our community, staff, and friends to share stories about why they invent. We compiled a few of our favorite responses in this video—we dare you not to be inspired! We also got some great submissions on Twitter: @Quirky #whyinvent inventing makes me feel alive, inventing is life, inventing is […]

Quirky 2.0 Beta Q&A with Graham Blache

On Tuesday, we introduced the community to Quirky 2.0 beta (yipee!). Since then, we’ve been hard at work answering your questions and gathering constructive feedback through our beta tool and forum topics. But wouldn’t it be nice to talk to the dude who lead the team that built the thing? This Thursday at 5:30pm ET, you […]

The what and why of invention features

When you are presenting your invention to others, defining your invention’s features clarifies your invention’s characteristics and purpose. If you just describe your invention in a sentence or two, you’re leaving a lot open to interpretation—which is not what you want!   WHAT ARE FEATURES? So, features and functions–what are they, really? A feature is […]

Introducing Quirky 2.0 Beta

May is National Inventors Month, so we’re giving you a whole new way to invent. Sign up now and be the first to know when the beta launches. When we roll it out later this month, you’ll experience the new Influence projects, team collaboration, Quirky’s shiny new look, and more—before anybody else. Sign up here: […]

Tune in: Live Q&A with Ben this Thursday

Whew—it’s been quite a couple of weeks here at Quirky! To make sure you’re up to speed with all our updates and announcements, we’ll be hosting a live Q&A session with CEO Ben Kaufman this Thursday at 5:30pm ET on Quirky.com/live. To get those inquisitive gears turning, here are some of the most recent Quirky […]

From junkyard tinkerer to Quirky inventor: Nathan Firth’s story

Inventing runs in Nathan Firth’s family. His father, an inventor himself, used to take Nathan to the junkyard to collect odds ’n’ ends that would become the building blocks for his very first inventions. That entrepreneurial spirit served Nathan well—last November we introduced Ascend, the smart garage door controller he dreamt up. Now a father […]

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 […]

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 […]

We’re moving! Forums, that is

Wednesday’s the day—we’re moving Quirky’s conversation space onto bigger and better forums software! Internet forums are conversation spaces for people to gather virtually and share thoughts, ideas, and experiences. Specifically for Quirky, the forums are a place for community members to discuss new ideas, emerging technologies, navigating the Quirky process, and everything in between. We […]

This space intentionally left blank: No launch today

Due to trademarking troubles, there will be no virtual launch today. Don’t be jolly cross—we’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled program on Tuesday, December 30th. (Our last virtual launch of 2014, btw.) Instead of sinking into a deep depression, let us know in the Comments section what recent virtual launch product has been your […]

Quick Guide to Research: why it’s important & how to do it

Research. It’s the hero of any great Quirky submission. A thorough analysis of your invention’s competitive landscape has three key benefits:  1. It reveals whether or not your invention already exists. It’s no fun spending a lot of time coming up with a new product idea, only to find out that someone beat you to it. […]

#InventionsThatMatter: 3D printing

Since its invention in 1982, 3D printing has been gaining popularity and is now officially considered one of the “it” areas of the tech scene. While the technology continues to evolve, innovative uses and new possibilities are constantly being discovered. Here are four of the most interesting applications we’ve spotted in the news recently: 1. […]

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