The Inventables!

Inventables

Most creative people have a strong impulse to tinker and experiment. We are always trying to concoct new ideas. We mix-and-match, stir and roll, push and pull different ingredients just to see what happens. This experimentation is an integral part of any creative endeavor, but sometimes it’s challenging to find the raw materials for our creative stews. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where you could find cool and new materials for rapid prototyping, model making or your next pyrotechnic show? Well search no more! Inventables is an innovator’s hardware store full of weird materials like “rubber glass” and “fish leather”.

Inventables

 Their clients include IDEO, Nike and Black and Decker. The website provides a summary of the item’s properties as well as technical data, existing applications, FAQs and suggestions for other materials. Have fun exploring!

 

Inventables

A few other sites worth checking out:

For sketching online

For some white noise to help you concentrate

For inexpensive electronics

More material inspiration

Build-your-own 3D printer

And if you need product inspiration:

http://kk.org/cooltools/?layout=grid

http://www.absolutelynew.com/

http://www.thinkgeek.com/

http://www.firebox.com/

September 21st, 2012 | P.S.

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