Robert-pontius2

PILATUS

Chicago, Illinois and Upper Peninsula, Michigan Joined April 30, 2011

Maker. Formerly an alternative energy company executive and investor. Documentary film company partner. Part-time wanna-be inventor. Pilkunnussija. Long-standing lover of elegant human-powered machines. My practice: go very quickly from napkin sketch to "physical sketch" (rough working prototype) - I like to know early on if my idea actually works in the real world. Wisdom: "entia non-sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem". **N.B. PIMPS-IN-PROPS WILL BE SUMMARILY DELETED**

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1 day ago
PILATUS replied to a forum topic KILLED Product List.... Add as you hear of them...

One addition to the "We're holding off" list (bummer - I had significant influence in this one):

Pill Purse

1 day ago
PILATUS replied to a forum topic KILLED Product List.... Add as you hear of them...

Holy Crap - that's a LONG list of "Killed" and "We're Holding Off" products!

I think back to all of the hopes and dreams, time, drama, etc. over the last few years represented by those names. The shear magnitude of time spent on those items is staggering - between Quirky Staff and community member effort, there were probably literally a MILLION person-hours put into those killed/on-hold items.

The dreams - so many people thought they had really won something and had valuable influence.

And all the drama - now all "sound and fury, signifying nothing".

ABCreations - kudos for putting in a lot of effort to keep that list updated.

5 days ago
PILATUS replied to a forum topic Anyone else not "feeling" the latest electronic inventions....

After speaking with Quirky's Dan Turk at the Chicago Housewares show recently, it was clear to me that Q has really beefed up its engineering talent, especially in electrical engineering. That, and seeing fully functional prototypes of both bathroom fans there pretty soon after those products were chosen, convinced me that Quirky has much deeper capabilities now in producing complex electronics that it did in the "old days".

5 days ago
PILATUS replied to a forum topic Make All Submissions Private (Now is the Time)

BTW - my understanding is that Bacon Bowl has now sold more than 4 million units.

I have seen it at Target and Walmart and it is flying off the shelves.

6 days ago
PILATUS replied to a forum topic Make All Submissions Private (Now is the Time)

Amen. Absolutely, 100% agree with you Michael.

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Rebecca McGuire
1 day ago
Best of luck to you!
Yell
21 days ago
Ha! Technically, you can't add to infinity, but I was trying to one up you. Thanks for calling me out!
Rhonda Mc
about 1 month ago
Hey your Rich ! *ha ha* Congrats Pilatus on you winnings. Happy for you.
Donna Asauskas
about 1 month ago
congrats on your earnings!!
Farlow
about 1 month ago
Thanks for following! I like how you work. Respect! Cheers!
Ernesto Tan
2 months ago
Sup! So , you are a maker ! Do you have a new project ?
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Anita Voteforher
2 months ago
Yeah that would be great.
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Nelda Smith
2 months ago
Enjoyed your forum response to Dan regarding inventions. Hopefully an inspiration boomerang.
Bradley Sippl
2 months ago
Thank you for following. Cool profile!
Frederick (Sky) Adams
2 months ago
Hi Thanks for following me
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