We have begun participating at Quirky.com
This site is designed to create products using community input. They give influence percentage to members and then payout that percentage as the product becomes successful. We have put our lead designer and founder on these product participations and look forward to see what it is he can do.
One of our first diagrams in support of Maureen Collins' dot pattern pen – http://www.quirky.com/ideations/220220 – she conceptualized a pen that can draw dots automatically so a teacher or parent can make letter tracing lessons. You know the ones, letters of the alphabet are broken into a dot pattern and then you follow the little arrows and trace the pattern, learning the letter. Hopefully our piston idea helps out the project and influence is awarded… We will see…
And on other invention support news….
We have also found an accepted idea from Malcolm Lawson, that J. had also begun conceptualizing in 2009. It is an idea to have a pencil with the ability to attach to safety glasses. It is great seeing others find the same problems and work to conceptualize solutions. The drawing created a couple years ago will find themselves added to the comments of this idea. We hope it adds influence, and this product makes it to production. It is neat seeing something come together like this.