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. […]

Meet the newest Quirky+GE inventors!

This morning, Quirky+GE announced seven new smart products. Of course, we had to invite our inventors to be a part of the announcement, so we flew them to our headquarters in NYC to celebrate the unveiling. These four gentlemen came in a day early to chat about all things invention, play around with their brand-new […]

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 […]

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 28th. (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. […]

Meet the newest Quirky+GE inventors!

This morning, Quirky+GE announced seven new smart products. Of course, we had to invite our inventors to be a part of the announcement, so we flew them to our headquarters in NYC to celebrate the unveiling. These four gentlemen came in a day early to chat about all things invention, play around with their brand-new […]

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 […]

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