National Inventor’s Month was started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors’ Digest magazine. As Joanne Hayes-Rines, editor of Inventors’ Digest and a sponsor of National Inventors Month, put it: “We want to recognize those talented, brave individuals who dare to be blatantly creative, and therefore different, and whose accomplishments affect every facet of our lives.”
When we think of inventors, we usually think of people like Alexander Graham Bell or Henry Ford, and there’s nothing wrong with that—those people had an enormous impact on what life looks lie today, having invented the telephone and the automobile, respectively. However, in an age of gadgets, gizmos and electronics, it’s easy to forget that there is still incredible progress being made in technological innovation. Need proof? Shunpei Yamazaki, without whom our LCD screens would not be able to work. Mark Zuckerberg, who created the most effective way to share pictures of our cats ever. Stephen Hawking, whose insightful theories in cosmology have shaped the way humanity sees the universe.
Inventor’s Month is dedicated to recognizing the creativity of inventors everywhere, dead and alive, and of course encouraging everybody to get inventive.
We think the DoorPro Doorstop is a pretty cool invention! Have you ever thought about patenting an invention of your own? It is estimated that the average person has one or two ideas every month that could make them rich if they just had the courage to make their dreams a reality! So what are you waiting for? Inventor’s Month is time to get those creative juices flowing and see what you are capable of! Nobody is saying you have to be the next Alexander Fleming, so don’t worry too much about what will happen if your invention doesn’t turn out to be a game-changer. What’s important is that you had the courage to go where no man has gone before, and that would definitely make all of the inventors before you proud!