Your Own Invention

identify the problem

For this challenge, you will invent something that will improve someone’s life. It could be a tool, device, machine, etc. that helps someone somewhere. A good inventor understands who their invention is for and what needs that person has.

design a solution

01. Generate an idea. What matters for the person I am making this for? What problem am I solving? Brainstorm ideas!
02. Build a prototype. Using materials you have laying around build a rough prototype of your invention. Use craft materials, recyclables, building blocks, sticks, etc. get creative and be resourceful! Remember, it does not need to work, just needs to be a physical representation to help understand the concept and purpose.

03. Share your idea. Film a short (Max 2 min video) pitch of your invention. Include details like who is it for, what problem does it solve, etc. Have fun! Upload/share your video to twitter, facebook or Instagram. Don't forget to tag us!

get inspired

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