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Trevor Jackson has invented Aluminium - Air type battery which can run 1500 miles
Wed. 14th March 2018
More information is available at homepage : Metalectrique.com
Inventors' Night no5 is coming up !
12th December 2017
We continue with the Inventors' Night Christmas event at Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa in Torquay on Thursday, 14th December from 18.30-20.00 . Our guest speaker is a local inventor Jason Munro from Ecomotus Ltd. who tells us how he has invented probably the most effective hydrogen cell in Britain :) www.Ecomotus.co.uk
Location : Belgrave road 2, Torquay, TQ2 5HF
FB event is here. * Programme of the night :
* introduction by Leo
* How do we invent things? by Inventor Inch
* What is an inventor and how to become one?
* Meet the local inventor Jason Munro
* Questions and remarks
* The purpose of Inventors Night is to connect local inventors and public members, to encourage each other, to share experiences and to give advice how to move on with your new invention or design idea. You are most welcome to attend, to share this event and to bring along your family members and friends ! Just please let me know how many of you are coming. Parking is free. Drinks & snacks can be bought from the bar before or after the event.
Illustrator and designer Adam Hargreaves has created a "positive role model" for girls called a Little Miss Inventor. His book will be released by International Womens Day 2018 :)
TESLA has just unveiled a band new Roadster and Semi Truck
17th Nov. 2017
* The Truck will be on road by 2019 and Roadster by 2020 , Techcrunch tells the full Story
The TechBay 2017 did a jolly good job
Sunday, 12th November
Torbay is the upcoming area for electronics and photonics in England. The annual TechBay event which took place at the Riviera Centre, Torquay on 9th November gathered more than 20 tech companies. The TechBay is a hands-on, interactive event, created to inspire young people and promote the Torbay and South Devon manufacturing industry. As a demand for engineers has risen STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) must be raised at schools as well to get more professionals into growing technology sector. Here is our interview with optical systems engineer Robert Hirst from the Spirent Communications who tells us about the company, his job and STEM Ambassadors programme :
* There are more interviews and photos about the event at our TechBay page :)
The British Invention Show was an inspiring event
Monday, 23rd October 2017
This years BIS was held at Barbican Exhibition Hall in London, same place as last year. The first difference I've noticed was Banksy art at the wall right opposite the front door :) The next one was that international number of inventors had risen compared to previous year and number of British inventors was a little less , say 1/4 th only. Exhibition was groovy as always. I saw very simple inventions and complicated ones. The youngest inventor at the show was 12 years old Sarah from London with her LollySpin, the flashiest was Paul A. Sparrow with his X-Pro Tools , the sharpest was Martin Chard with his Marxman pen , the furthest South-Korean Electrical Corporation Inventors with their Cable Failure Detection and Line Finder and the coolest for me personally were National Defence University of Malaysia professors with their inventions Bamboocrete and How to make the Hydrogen out of Algae. Yes, there was lots to see and discover and surely we will go back to the show next year as well :)
The Awards & afterparty were held at Charted Accountants House which is a impressive building in the City of London and also has a great cuisine. The band which played for us was led by Roderick Brosse who is also an inventor but known to the public as guitarist from the Beatles album "Imagine". Awards ceremony was held by Kane Kramer, the founder the British Invention Show and inventor of the first Digital Audio Player.
Innovative coffee cup lid from Florida
Sun, 30th July
A man in Florida, United States thinks he may have found a way to make coffee on the go, safer. If you have received coffee in a drive through then you know that the condiments don't always come stirred well enough. Or there many not be enough cream or sugar. With this new invention, one can add condiments and stir without removing the lid and risking burn.
You can visit his homepage : www.spunllc.com
Brightcharger knows when to stop charging
Thu, 29th June 2017
Homepage : http://brightcharger.com
Award winning start-up, SafetyNet Technologies is set to disrupt the fishing industry with its ground-breaking user-friendly technology which uses lights to attract and repel fish, thus eliminating by-catch by up to 90%. So how does Pisces work? It is so simple; the equipment fits easily onto any fishing net and about 10-20 are needed for the full effect to take place and the colour of light is chosen by and controlled by the Fishermen.
The team have created a rewards based crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, with a target of £50,000. Their rewards vary from vouchers at Master Chef winning restaurant chain Wahaca, and limited edition artistic prints from Dutch artist Sue van Gageldonk, to more humourus rewards such as fish jokes. There is also the opportunity to get credited on their scientific papers. To join SafetyNet in their quest to make the fishing industry more sustainable back their campaign and claim your reward between May 16 and June 23rd : https://igg.me/at/PISCES
Estonian born and bred designer and inventor Martin Lazarev made his very first prototype of + ID out of cardboard back in 2009. He introduced his idea to Argo Männiste who also got excited about it. After few rounds of brainstorming Argo presented the product to his friend Arte Ermel. Then after few years of inventing and design work the final product was settled and patented. As a local production cost was a little too high, the +ID team decided to find Chinese partners, which proved to be a mistake. Surely the cost came down, but so did the quality and the final result was unsatisfying. So they decided to find a new partner from Asia and found it from Taiwan , where +ID’s are made today. Meanwhile, between long development period copycat had appeared on the market… Still, leaving beside all the difficulties +ID was launched on Jan, 3rd 2014 to claim its unique place amongst all smart card readers : ) Read the full story by Ronald Liive @ Kahvel.
So, why is it useful? Frankly, for quite a few reasons. As the World is becoming more digital day by day, we need to confirm our identity with institutions like banks, schools, healthcare and many other. It is not a bad idea if one has no cable behind and can well fit into your wallet with ID and bank cards :) The next thing you need to find is USB port on your laptop and you will be in your bank or database within a minutes. Here is a video to explain how it works. You can buy + ID from their homepage for some 15 euros only : http://www.pluss-id.com
As reported by the Science Alert , UK company called Tokamak Energy has switched on its newest fusion reactor ST40 last week and has already managed to achieve first plasma, successfully generating a scorching blob of electrically-charged gas within its core. This technology enables to heat plasma up to 100 million degrees Celsius which is about 7 times hotter than the centre of the Sun. On this stage hydrogen atoms can begin to fuse into helium, unleashing near-limitless, clean energy in the process.
Photo: Tokamak Energy
ARC Marine is building the world’s first modular artificial reef and marine habitat
17th March 2017
Torbay based ARC Marine Ltd was founded by two divers James Doddrell and Tom Birbeck in June 2015. Their dream is to develop specific products, to aid the rehabilitation of damaged reef seabeds, that would last longer than ships - which have previously been used to create artificial reefs. ARC Marine then began developing design prototypes from artificial reefs to sea grass habitats. The company has created the world's first multi-functional artificial reef solution. With a strong, modular design, its reef systems protect against depth trawling, provide a superior marine habitat, can act as a robust anchor point for cages and buoys, and can protect marine structures and coastlines against underwater currents and erosion. In June 2016 ARC Marine was officially named a Virgin StartUp Ambassador and the team spent the day at Sir Richard Branson’s family home in Oxfordshire where they took part in a branding workshop. In December 2016, ARC Marine filed for a patent on the ARC module, a subsea structure capable of providing a marine habitat as well as acting as an anti-trawling device and a mooring/anchor point.
Following video explains how is it works and why is it important to support this great project :
Just to commemorate the 170th birthday of the Worlds greatest inventor Thomas Alva Edison , I would like to share this nice documentary about his works and personality :) Cheers Tom, you have brightened up my life as well !!
The first Inventors' Night in Tallinn
Updated: 1st Feb 2017
We, humans change the planet Earth. My question is: "Do we change it for better?" It really does not matter if you are factory worker or a lawyer, your great idea could change life on our planet which is much needed in these days as we approaching to extinction.
The idea behind "Inventors' Night" is to support inventors, connect creative minds and inspire public members all over the World.
First two events took place at Brixham and Torquay in South-West England in December 2016. The the third one was held @ Tehnopol Tallinn, Estonia on 18th Jan. 2017. Our guest speakers were well known private inventor Hando Kruuv from Tartu and co-founder of Meiren Engineering Raoul Renser from Tallinn. You can find the event at Facebook. The next Inventors' Night event will be held at Torquay, UK in February.
* If you are interested to start Inventors' Night in your area please let me know. I can help you to set it up :)
Thursday, 8th December 2016Barry's Individual Christmas Lights
* Find out more : www.Individuallights.com
Saturday, 3rd December, 2016
There will be the 1st public event launched by Invention News on Wednesday, 7th December at Brixham Sea Works. The purpose of Inventors' Night is to connect inventors with local community to inspire and encourage would-be inventors and entrepreneurs to come forward and proceed with their inventive ideas and ventures. The event will start at 5pm and will take 1hr +20min networking in total.
* Cup of tea & Hello !
* Intro by the host of the night
* How do we invent things?
* What is an inventor and how to become one officially?
* Meet a local inventor
* Questions and remarks
Your humble host of the night is Leo Siemann, inventor and founder of the Invention News.
Update : Our 1st Inventors' Night at TechBay was Great ! We had 4 inventors and one medical doctor who joined our round table. Inventor and diver James Doddrell from Virgin startup ARCmarine told us his amazing story :)) The next Inventors' Night will take place at Torquay on 20th December
* Inventor Robert Leeds with his 2 seater submarine Gemini © Invention News
Wednesday 23rd Nov 2016
Monday, 21st Nov 2016
eFOLDi has won The Gadget Show invention of the year title
Sat 12th Nov @ 9.55am
Torbay makes it to the tech map of England as the TechBay
Torbay is well known as the premier holiday resort but also by its electronics and photonics industry, being one of the fastest growing tech areas in South-West England. It's nice to know that we are called now the TechBay of UK which is gaining more & more interest and growing faster than ever :)
Sat 5th Nov @ 8.35
Happy Guy Fawkes Day! It is not the Gunpowder I am going to tell you about today as this was invented by Chinese on 9th century already. Instead I like to share a little resume by Americans who praised 5 British inventions which have made a Great impact around the World :
Sun 30th Sept @ 22:58
Roof integrated solar tiles were invented by Britts way before Elon Musk made his concept
The TechCrunch wrote last Saturday that Tesla will be ready to ship their new solar tiles to customers by Summer 2017.
It appears that the Roof Integrated System (RIS) was designed in the UK by GB-Sol in 1994 already and even has won the award for this noble invention in 2013.
GB-Sol standard laminates are easy to install and manage on the rooftop. Output 250-285W. Read the full story.
* There are also Swedish solar tiles available by company called Sol Tech Energy since 2010. As you see from the photo those are solid enough for a man to walk on :)
Photo © Designboom.com
Friday , 28th Oct 2016 @ 12:28
British student Will Broadway has invented the mobile fridge for vaccines which could save millions of lives.
Full story at BBC Newsbeat.