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Most Successful “Shark Tank” Pitches

Most Successful “Shark Tank” Pitches

Not every pitch on Shark Tank is successful. Many fail to interest the sharks enough to convince them to invest. Others may have luck with the investors but struggle with consumers. Sometimes, though, the Shark Tank appearance is the first …

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Easy DIY Tips and Tricks to Make a Maker Out of You

Easy DIY Tips and Tricks to Make a Maker Out of You

Though you may have never stepped through the doors of a Makerspace, Hackerspace, or Fab Lab, the Maker Movement is still all around you. Think about it, how many DIY or Lifehack videos do you see circulating around the internet …

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Maker Movement Valentine’s Day Dates

Maker Movement Valentine’s Day Dates

Valentine’s Day is here! This year, instead of the same old dinner and a movie, why not try creating a more unique date…literally? Embrace the maker movement by crafting or building something with your loved one and you’ll not only …

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The Evolution of Cameras

The Evolution of Cameras

It wasn’t that long ago that having access to cameras was a luxury. Nowadays, anybody with a smartphone can take at least passible pictures with ease. But even when we still had to rely on Kodak to commemorate our vacations, …

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Funny Invention Stories, Part 2: Everyday Objects

Funny Invention Stories, Part 2: Everyday Objects

If you’ve ever looked down at your can opener and wondered in awe what the story behind it was, read on. Sometimes, even the most common and everyday of items have a fascinating (and hilarious) history. These are our picks …

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Woman of Steel: Sonya Malvick

Woman of Steel: Sonya Malvick

Particularly here in Pittsburgh, Inventionland’s home, the steel industry has been vital. Our football team wouldn’t be called the Steelers if it wasn’t! But did you know it’s also a major part of American history in which women have played …

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Funny Invention Stories, Part 1: Food

Funny Invention Stories, Part 1: Food

Sometimes, the most delicious foods have truly bizarre origins. Snacks originally meant for just a select few were introduced to the masses and gained popularity, or a shrewd businessperson capitalized on a mistake. Either way, we in the present can …

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Kickstarter and the Maker Movement

Kickstarter and the Maker Movement

At the dawn of the millennium, DIY was all the rage. While it had been around for decades at that point, as early as the start of the 1900s, it was taking over a substantial market and weaving its way …

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Invention Spotlight: Winter Wear

Invention Spotlight: Winter Wear

If you’re all bundled up and prepared to face the elements, thank an inventor. Modern winter wear is far evolved beyond what our predecessors wore (handmade bear hide coat, anyone?). It’s because of the innovations of a few that so …

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Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

An invention is a two-way street. The person behind the invention is inspired to create something meaningful and useful, and we are inspired by their dedication and their stories. If you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up, here are the …

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