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Makers & Maker Movements: What is Maker Culture?

Makers & Maker Movements: What is Maker Culture?

As the first piece in a larger series about maker movements around the world, we want to take a moment and talk about the big question: What is Maker Culture? In its simplest definition, this culture is one meant to …

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Watercolors with Tess

Watercolors with Tess

If you spend any amount of time at Inventionland you’ll swiftly learn about Tess Kamban, our resident watercolor artist. Tess has been with Inventionland for 11 years and has been involved in the art world for much longer. We asked …

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Why do Inspirational Quotes Matter?

Why do Inspirational Quotes Matter?

We’ve all seen inspirational quotes, they are inescapable. They are chock full of elegant scripts and decorative photos with a meaningful sentence or two laid overtop. You can find these online, on posters at work, or on billboards as you …

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Three Important STEM Men

Three Important STEM Men

It goes without saying that there are many men within the world who have crafted life-changing inventions. Through our lives, we learn about many of them; however, there is a handful that we will never even think of who crafted …

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Three Inspirational STEM Women

Three Inspirational STEM Women

Inspiration is different for everyone. The same story told at the same time to two different people can inspire one differently than the other. Though the story is the same, the received message is different. Inspirational messages work on our …

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The Concept Model: Why is it an Important First Step?

The Concept Model: Why is it an Important First Step?

“Have you built the concept model?” isn’t a phrase you normally hear when you work a typical 9-5, however it’s a cornerstone question at Inventionland. As you go through the factory, you can find almost every area has several types …

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10 Summer Jobs that Inspire

10 Summer Jobs that Inspire

With the school year ending, the last thing students want to think about is a summer job. Too many high school students get bored of looking for that perfect job and end up working easy positions that aren’t rewarding. We …

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Creations of the Desert

Creations of the Desert

If you’ve never been to the desert, it’s easy to assume it’s a barren wasteland. While some look at a desert and think misery, many artists have looked at it and said, “opportunity.” We could go on for hours talking …

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How It Works: 3D Printers

How It Works: 3D Printers

3D printers are creating our future. You can make anything from small plastic toys to concrete homes and single printers have begun to replace traditional factory production lines. They can even create moving parts like wheels, chains, and gears. The …

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The Vision – Paving a Path for Sustainability

The Vision – Paving a Path for Sustainability

Every vehicle owner knows that if you own a car, you’re going to end up forking over some money here and there to get it repaired or serviced. You will eventually need to replace the battery, tires, windshield wipers, oil, …

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