Wednesday, July 23, 2008


It occurs to me that as I invent things, so may others who read this blog or visit Here's another evolving list of sites that may help.

American Inventor - US-based, but international is scope. Nice ideas and also ads, too. I have written for them on occasion.

cipa - NEW

Design to Order - It's in Japanese - read more here

Invention Lab - sponsored by Radio Shack
Invention showcase

WRTI - Home of Inventique, a very useful monthly mailing


Idea Buyer - some good info. Caution on the selling!

Intellectual Property Office - very useful!


Again, let me know of others and I'll add them. Reviews to come as and when.


I still have a perfectly good, if dead Golf shell at the bottom of the garden. Could this be another option?

Crowd-sourcing the e-car

EVENT - Innocent Village Fete

WHEN: Saturday 2nd August and Sunday 3rd August 2008
WHAT: Innocent Village Fete
WHERE: Regent's Park, London
WHAT... MORE?: From the PR:

Now in its second year, the fete is a great day out for all the family and the perfect way to while away the hours on a hot summer’s day (fingers crossed for lots of sunshine). It all starts at 11am and runs until 7pm. So, pencil it in your diary, scribble it on your hand and tell all your friends. It’s going to be great - that nice duck herding man is already booked and raring to go.

Over the weekend, you’ll be able to indulge in the following fete pursuits: welly-wanging, duck herding, dog agility (just for dogs), coconut shy, ferret racing, Morris dancing, old fashioned funfair rides, cream teas, home-made cakes, tombola, a band stand and lots more.

There will also be a dedicated kids’ zone with kids’ food stalls, rides, a petting zoo and a special reading area from our favourite children’s book publishers Puffin.

And there'll be lots of life’s necessities too: a huge farmers’ market (with stalls from Borough Market), live music from a host of artists including,The James Taylor Quartet, Imelda May, The Fairey Band, The Ukulele Orchestra, The Boy Least Likely To and many more, an Acoustic Bandstand, our patented al fresco ballroom, a picnic area, a knitting tent, arts and crafts, massages and a feel good area if it all gets a bit much. There’ll also be lots of smoothies to taste.

The fete is a non profit making event that supports Samaritans, Friends of the Earth, Wellchild and the innocent foundation.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for kids (plus £1.50 adult booking fee / £1 kids booking fee) and are available via Ticketmaster.
COMMENTS: Wished we lived in London!