Inventors

Invention is the first step in making. Inventors are the people who have the ideas and develop them.

Black History Month – Top Inventors

Black History Month - Top Inventors

When people are asked to name inventors they will likely think of Watt, Edison or more recently Dyson or Jobs. But this is just one part of our history.  It’s important to realise that there are Inventors who may have

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A new industry TV channel and competition

A new industry TV channel and competition

The newly formed Department of Industry Commerce and Services is launching a new TV channel. The channel will showcase British Industry and trade as well as news, parliamentary reports and documentaries. It is believed that it will also include reruns

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Peter Stanwell

Peter Stanwell

Back in 2011 I posted a blog about the Stirling Society event at Kew Bridge Steam Museum and I mentioned that they would be awarding the “Peter Stanwell trophy for innovation in the field of Stirling engines”. Julian Wood was

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Trevor Baylis vs Will I Am

Trevor Baylis vs Will I Am

The other week I was lucky enough to see a presentation by Inventor Trevor Baylis hosted by the IET. Trevor told us about his national service in the Army, swimming, life as a stunt man and some his lesser known

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Commercialising ideas and inventions

Commercialising ideas and inventions

Following a chat on twitter, I asked Patrick Andrews if he could provide some insight into how inventions and ideas could be commercialised. Ok, the first thing is to try to stop using the word “commercialisation”, because that is a

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Childhood Heros

Childhood Heros

Following a discussion with Patrick Andrews on Twitter about the opening of a new Heath Robinson museum we got onto the topic of heros, I thought I’d share with you a few of my childhood inventor heros, two fictional and

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Workshop Inventor Interview

Workshop Inventor Interview

Workshopshed: Graham Downey is an inventor of tools for the plumbing industry and DIY enthusiasts. He has multiple patents and works with fellow inventor and model engineer Alan Green. Together they design and developed a comprehensive range of tools to

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Cedric Lynch – Shed Inventor

Cedric Lynch - Shed Inventor

I was watching an old episode of Wallace and Gromit World of invention and saw a piece about one of the people who is working on improving electric motors. Cedric Lynch inventor from Potters Bar has been working on his

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