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 […]

National Inventors Month: #whyinvent

To celebrate National Inventors Month, we’re asking our community (and beyond!) what inspires them to invent. All month, we’ll be sharing video clips, quotes, and inspirational stories on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. And we want YOU to chime in, too! Tell us what inspires you and why you think invention is important in short video […]

At-home tinkerer turned Quirky inventor: Denny Fong’s story

Sure, Denny Fong is the inventor of Spotter and Norm, but his creativity shines even brighter at home with his family. This optometrist and father of two is constantly innovating the world around him. Just look at his son’s treehouse bed (jealous!). So how did Denny get so inventive? From his parents, of course. “My […]

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 […]

DIY: Last-minute Mother’s Day gift edition

  Mother’s day is fast-approaching (hint: it’s THIS Sunday)! But don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. This year, say no to scented sachets and corny cards. Instead, follow this step-by-step tutorial for a quick and easy handmade gift that’s sure to make your tech-lovin’ mom smile. What you’ll need: Fabric of your choice (at least 17”x21”) […]

Quirky+Skillshare: How to sketch like an industrial designer

We’ve teamed up with Skillshare, an online learning community that offers classes on everything from mixology to photography, for our first class: How to sketch like an industrial designer. In this free, 30-minute course, Julia Troy, Quirky’s Design Director, will show you how to turn an idea into a presentation-worthy sketch that effectively communicates your […]

Field trip: Inside 3D Printing

We sent Shalom, our street correspondent, to Inside 3D Printing, the largest professional 3D printing expo in the world, to find out more about this trending technology. Here are some of the highlights: This 3D-printed heart generated by Materialise allowed doctors to fix a hole in the heart of an infant with congenital heart disease in […]

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 […]

Quirky+Mattel: The future of play

It’s time to embrace your inner kid! We’re teaming up with Mattel, worldwide leader in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of toys and family products, so you can invent the future of play. Our community is full of great toy ideas (about 15,000 have already been submitted!), and now we have the perfect partner to […]

Quirky Opens Up

Quirky is a platform for invention. Unlike many platforms, though, until recently it only had one customer… its own consumer brand. For years, the idea of partnering with another brand and allowing them to tap into our invention machine rubbed us the wrong way. We were so protective of our community, that the risk of […]

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 […]

Quirky+Harman Invention Challenge: The Headphones of Tomorrow

We’re excited to announce our second Powered by Quirky partner… Harman! The world’s leader in premium audio equipment, Harman has defined hi-fi audio equipment for more than 60 years with brands like JBL, Harman Kardon, and Infinity. Through this partnership, we’re giving you the chance to invent the next big thing in audio. For our […]

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