The Total Inventors Manual (Popular Science)
Transform Your Idea Into a Top-Selling Product
ISBN10: 1681881586 ISBN13: 9781681881584 Publisher: Weldon Owen Published: Jan 10 2017 Weight: 2.18lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 8.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Contrary to popular wisdom, you don't have to be an ace electrician, a coding prodigy, or a mechanical master to come up with a game-changing invention You just need curiosity, a strong desire to fix a problem that you see in the world, and the determination to see your ideas become reality--and this book, which will teach you everything you need to go from zero to inventor.Everyone wants to be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but there's never been a clear road map to becoming a wildly successful innovator--until now. In The Total Inventor's Manual, you'll learn to . . . MAKE ONE Get that great idea out of your brain and into the real world with a crash course in ideation, prototyping, and testing. Includes clever, can-do lessons in CAD, 3D-printing, laser-cutting, electronics, robotics, coding, and more. SELL ONE Whether you're riding the Kickstarter wave or hitting the venture capital beat, get your idea funded--and protect it with a proper patent. Then learn to refine your prototype's look and feel to give it a boost in the market. MAKE MANY Bring your invention to the masses with tips on manufacturing processes and best practices, plus solid advice for beginners on running a supply chain. SELL MANY You've built it--time to make them come. Discover how to effectively position your product in the marketplace, deal with consumer feedback, and run--or sell--your newly successful company. With profiles by Rachel Nuwer on the winning inventors who brought you the . . .
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