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1 1 How to Be an Inventor Instructor: Drew Boyd Week 1

2 2 What We Are Going to Learn Five Tools to Create New Inventions Famous Inventors Patents How to Use a Lab Book

3 3 How Do People Invent Things? Find a problem…

4 4 How Do People Invent Things? Find a problem… then…..

5 5 How Do People Invent Things? Find a problem… then….. Find a Solution

6 6

7 7 What are the parts of a TV?

8 8 1.Screen What are the parts of a TV?

9 9 1.Screen 2.Remote Control Volume Channel Speaker Box Plug What are the parts of a TV?

10 10 You now have a virtual TV

11 11 You now have a virtual TV Who would use a screenless TV?

12 12 First Tool: Reduction 1. Find a product 2. List all of its parts 3. Take a part away 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

13 13 Kids Can Be Inventors! Kathryn Gregory Age 10 Invented the Wristies Kids Hall of Fame in 1997

14 14 Your Lab Book Always write down your ideas in the LAB BOOK. For each idea: –Date –Name of the idea –Describe the idea –Tell how you got the idea –Draw a picture of the idea –List the parts –Sign your name –Always write in ink, not pencil

15 15 Next Week Bring in a small toy or other product from home. We will practice REDUCTION. We will learn another tool.

16 16 How to Be an Inventor Instructor: Drew Boyd Week 2

17 17 Why are you taking this class?

18 18 Why are you taking this class?

19 19 Review The right way to invent: find solutions, then find problems First Tool: Reduction How to Use a Lab Book

20 20 How Do People Invent Things? Find a problem…

21 21 How Do People Invent Things? Find a problem… then…..

22 22 How Do People Invent Things? Find a problem… then….. Find a Solution

23 23 How Do People Invent Things? Find a problem… then….. Find a Solution This is backwards!!!

24 24 Pencil Sharpener

25 25 What are the parts of a TV?

26 26 1.Screen 2.Remote Control Volume Channel Speaker Box Plug What are the parts of a TV?

27 27 Reduce by taking away the screen Who would use a screenless TV?

28 28 First Tool: Reduction 1. Find a product 2. List all of its parts 3. Take a part away 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

29 29 Second Tool: Replacement 1. Find a product and list all of its parts 2. Take a part away 3. REPLACE the part with something else 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

30 30 Famous Inventors K.K. Gregory Ben Franklin Thomas Edison Alexander Graham Bell

31 31 Kids Can Be Inventors! Kathryn Gregory Age 10 Invented the Wristies Kids Hall of Fame in 1997

32 32 Ben Franklin Bifocal glasses Lightening rod Franklin stove Many more!

33 33 Walt Disney Multiplane camera

34 34 Your Lab Book Always write down your ideas in the LAB BOOK. For each idea: –Date –Name of the idea –Describe the idea –Tell how you got the idea –Draw a picture of the idea –List the parts –Sign your name –Always write in ink, not pencil

35 35 How to Be an Inventor Instructor: Drew Boyd Week 3

36 36 What does it take to be an Inventor? Smart? Creative?

37 37 What does it take to be an Inventor? Smart? Creative? No!!!

38 38 What does it take to be an Inventor? Smart? Creative? No!!! You need to be: –Observant –Curious –Disciplined –Persistent –Question asker –See possibilities

39 39 Agenda Review –Second Tool: Replacement –Lab Books Third Tool: Multiplication Introduction to PATENTS

40 40 How Do People Invent Things? Find a Solution…

41 41 How Do People Invent Things? Find a Solution… then…..

42 42 How Do People Invent Things? Find a Solution… then….. Find a Problem

43 43 Don t Invent Things Like This!

44 44 Review Lab Books Who has an idea or an invention from their Lab Book that they want to share?

45 45 Second Tool: Replacement 1. Find a product and list all of its parts 2. Take a part away 3. REPLACE the part with something else 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

46 46 1.Screen 2.Remote Control Volume Channel Speaker Box Plug Take away the screen…

47 47 And REPLACE it with what? Computer screen Projector Head mounted

48 48 Examples Stapler Tape-ler Ice SkateRoller Blade Coke CanTwist Top Can Phone CradleBelt Phone

49 49 Third Tool: Multiplication 1. Find a product and list all of its parts 2. Multiply, or create a copy of one of the parts 3. Change the multiplied component in some way 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

50 50 Example: Multiply a Part

51 51 Picture-in-Picture TV

52 52 Patents A patent is a property right Granted by the Government Excludes others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention How? Apply to the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office (USTPO)

53 53 Patent Examples

54 54 Patent Examples

55 55 Patent Examples

56 56 Patent Examples

57 57 Next Week Review all the tools so far Review your LAB BOOKS –Invent something!! Learn a new tool Practice!

58 58 How to Be an Inventor Instructor: Drew Boyd Week 4

59 59 Agenda Review –Lab Books –Third Tool: Multiplication Fourth Tool: Feature Dependency More PATENTS

60 60 Review Lab Books Who has an idea or an invention from their Lab Book that they want to share?

61 61 Third Tool: Multiplication 1. Find a product and list all of its parts 2. Multiply, or create a copy of one of the parts 3. Change the multiplied component in some way 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

62 62 Example: Multiply a Part

63 63 Picture-in-Picture TV

64 64 Fourth Tool: Feature Dependency 1. Find a product and list all of its features (NOT parts). 2. Take one feature and list it beside the name of all the other features 3. Pretend that one feature changes when something about the other feature changes 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

65 65 60-Second Toothbrush Features: 1.Rotating brushes Time Length Width Color

66 66 Traffic Light Features: 1.Light color Time Car s Waiting Car s Moving

67 67 Scooter Features: 1.Height Wheel Size Speed Road Smoothness Person s height

68 68 Patents A patent is a property right Granted by the Government Excludes others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention How? Apply to the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office (USTPO)

69 69 Patent Examples

70 70 Patent Examples

71 71 Patent Examples

72 72 Patent Examples

73 73 Finger Mounted Toothbrush

74 74 Yoyo Inventor: Donald Duncan Sold over 100 million He also invented the: Eskimo Pie Good Humor Ice Cream Truck Parking Meters

75 75 Next Week Review all the tools so far Invention Workshop Surprise!

76 76 How to Be an Inventor Instructor: Drew Boyd Week 5

77 77 You are ALL inventors!

78 78 Agenda Review all Tools Invention Workshop Surprise!

79 79 First Tool: Reduction 1. Find a product 2. List all of its parts 3. Take a part away 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

80 80 Second Tool: Replacement 1. Find a product and list all of its parts 2. Take a part away 3. REPLACE the part with something else 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

81 81 Third Tool: Multiplication 1. Find a product and list all of its parts 2. Multiply, or create a copy of one of the parts 3. Change the multiplied component in some way 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

82 82 Fourth Tool: Feature Dependency 1. Find a product and list all of its features (NOT parts). 2. Take one feature and list it beside the name of all the other features 3. Pretend that one feature changes when something about the other feature changes 4. Imagine your Virtual Product 5. Ask, Who would use this?

83 83 Invention Workshop 1. Use all of your tools 2. Create several good ideas 3. Draw the best one

84 84 Graduation You are hereby empowered to go out a invent awesome new products for the betterment of all mankind.


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