America Invents!
Inspiration for the Next Generation of Innovators
Join our community of Makers - the creative, do-it-yourself, resourceful people who like to tinker and love to make things. Share a glimpse into your workshop, garage or studio.

We encourage you to join our community by sending us your videos to post. As a contributor to America Invents! your work will be a source of inspiration to classrooms nationwide through our Innovation 101 Curriculum.

Why share your video with us?

Selected videos will become part of America Invents! and will inspire thousands of aspiring innovators who will be using our Innovation 101 module in their classrooms and beyond.

For more information on our Innovation 101 Curriculum, please visit the Education section.

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Beer Growler Organ

Beer Growler Organ

with Matt Switlik

How can glass bottles, garden hoses, and water sing?

Length: 1:09
 
Circuit Bending with Omni Corp Detroit

Circuit Bending with Omni Corp Detroit

with Nina Bianchi

How can circuit bending open up a whole new world of possibility?

Length: 1:31
 
Crafting Crochet Toys

Crafting Crochet Toys

with Kristin Haden

How can you make cool toys from yarn?

Length: 0:30
 
DASH+ Contest Highlights

DASH+ Contest Highlights

with DASH+ Contestants

Length: unavail.
 
Democratized Manufacturing

Democratized Manufacturing

with Bre Pettis

What does "democratized manufacturing in action" look like?

Length: 1:04
 
Fab Lab and Mt Elliott Makerspace

Fab Lab and Mt Elliott Makerspace

with Jeff Sturges

What is Fab Lab and what does it have to do with urban farming in Detroit?

Length: 2:14
 
Ferrofluid Magnetoscope

Ferrofluid Magnetoscope

with Michael Flynn

What can curiosity about magnets and liquid become?

Length: 1:22
 
Grave Digger

Grave Digger

with Royce Pipkins

How did a software programmer use a wheel chair battery to create a drag race champion?

Length: 1:57
 
Great American Horn Machine

Great American Horn Machine

with Dana Dolfi

How did a childhood love of tugboats become a musical vehicle?

Length: 1:02
 
Heavy Pedal Cyclecide Bike Rodeo

Heavy Pedal Cyclecide Bike Rodeo

with Jerrico Reese

How can bikes, guitars, and car parts become a traveling carnival?

Length: 1:09
 
Innovatronica 2010

Innovatronica 2010

with Curtis Glatter

How can everyday objects be used to create structured music?

Length: 1:35
 
Kinetic Sculpture

Kinetic Sculpture

with Greg Jacobs

How can you start a chain reaction by linking kinetic sculptures and machines?

Length: 1:42
 
Mass Customization

Mass Customization

with Bryce Moore

How can mass customization revolutionize product development and fabrication?

Length: 1:09
 
Note Grinder

Note Grinder

with Marybeth Kovitis

How can you make music using paper, motors, and switches?

Length: 1:23
 
Open Source Objects & 3D Printing

Open Source Objects & 3D Printing

with Nick McCoy

What are open source objects?

Length: 1:20
 
Quadcopter

Quadcopter

with Eric Merrill

What does a quadcopter have to do with aerial photography?

Length: 0:39
 
Shop Rat Foundation

Shop Rat Foundation

with Chris Salo

How can you bring out creativity in kids through cars that run with video game controls?

Length: 1:56
 
Space Frame Builders Kit

Space Frame Builders Kit

with Scott Klinker

What can you build with large-scale plastic pieces?

Length: 1:39
 
Starting a Fire with Brain Waves

Starting a Fire with Brain Waves

with Jonathon Gueberman

Can brain waves really start a fire?

Length: 1:03
 
Waits-O-Matic 9000

Waits-O-Matic 9000

with Dave Kadlitz

How can you automate drum sounds?

Length: 1:57
 
       
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