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Distinctions of properties

The last two postings feature the same thing, the capture of an action I called pinching. In both these cases the properties captured in the new system are elasticity,  and, I suggest, shape and a small amount of friction. The close proximity of the elastic teeth of the comb and the two sides of the […]

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inspiration?

Neat eh? But where did the inspiration come from? Many of the examples of extreme inventing feature the capture of some property of a natural object. The sharpness or heaviness of a stone, for example. I suggest this otherwise great idea (from the lolbrary) is inspired by an existing product, probably familiar to many kitchen […]

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Nail-hammer combo

DIYers will appreciate this one, even it its application is limited to flatter surfaces. However, it could be adapted, and then it would be an extreme innovation-maybe? I’m putting it forward as an example of emergent functionality, because the comb is being used for something it wasn’t originally designed for. Emergent properties present an opportunity […]

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Lean StartUp and Natural Enterprise

Just an alert to two new pages set up dedicated to Natural Enterprise. The one is about Natural Enterprise, the other about the connections I see between Natural Enterprise and the Lean StartUp movement. If you wish to know more about starting a new business through the Lean Start process, click the link opposite.

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Extreme Regeneration

No. This is not a Dr Who story, but instead one of economic and community development. Extreme Inventing was devised as a myth buster. The myth? To invent, or be creative, one needs to be an extra ordinary individual. The truth is, we are all inventive, to invent is natural. In fact to be enterprising […]

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Practical Solutions. An Archive.

If you are looking for an archive of very very practical solutions, there’s no need to go to your nearest public library to look up a patents database, or the internet. In fact, you are probably sitting on a solution right now. If inventing things is about problem solving, which I say it is, then […]

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