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Invention Quotes

Here Are Some Famous and Notable Invention Quotes

  • "My main purpose in life is to make enough money to create ever more inventions...." Thomas Edison
  • "When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." Alexander Graham Bell
  • "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." Henry Ford

Quoted Words To Live by As An Inventor

  • "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." Marie Curie

Richard Haberkern’s all time favorite invention quote

  • "You can have a great invention but still need someone to sell it" Andreana Barbieri (Richard Haberkern's wife)
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Inspiring Quotes? Start Sketching Your Invention Now!

Here is an interesting video that should help you explain your invention ideas better. Don't quote me on this one but I am pretty sure you will need to describe your idea to a few people during the invention process.


Explaining Your Invention Idea

Sketching your invention is the first step in turning your idea into a reality. In order to have a viable invention you must be able to explain the concept to other people. The fabricators, engineers, patent experts, packaging designers and many other people are going to need to know what the product will look like before they can get started. Don't let me scare you here because in most cases, you are going to be doing much of the design work on your own. These sketches or drawings are still needed in order to get the idea off of paper and into some sort of 3D CAD design program. By doing sketches, we are just motivating you to get started.

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We All Sketch Ideas On Paper Sometimes

In the past, I have claimed to only be able to draw stick men. Honestly, I was never able to sketch my invention ideas until I attended a master's design program in Florence, Italy. They say that Florence is the birthplace of artistic inspiration and invention. I guess this sketch of a water bottle that I designed a few years ago is proof that anyone can learn to sketch if they just give it a try.

The manual and time consuming aspect of hand drawing your ideas will force you to think hard about your design before putting pencil to paper. In addition, the artistic inspiration that comes from sketching will help you improve the styling of your inventions.

sketch of a water container designed by Richard Haberkern

A concept sketch of a watering can created by Richard Haberkern

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Sketch Your Idea On A Napkin If You Must

There are plenty of stories of great inventions and businesses starting on a napkin so any form of laying out your design is acceptable. If you are experienced already in 3D modeling software or programs like photoshop, you can skip the pen and paper step and go right to the computer. It doesn't matter how you make your sketch as long as you get started.

 

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