Did you know that the first vending machine was invented by Hero of Alexandria around
215 BC. When a coin was dropped into a slot, its weight would pull a
cork out of a spigot and the machine would dispense a trickle of water.  Did you know…


In this Boot
Camp you’ll learn the world of inventing without the sugar coating. 
Inventing a product is tough work. The invention itself is just one
step in what can sometimes be a very, very long process. The Inventor
Boot Camp teaches you what’s important. It’ll teach you how to focus
your energies on driving your product forward. And most importantly,
what it takes to become successful.

EVENT:  Inventor Boot Camp
  February 25, 2006
TIMES:  8:30 am – 3:00 pm

LOCATION: DeVry University, 1870 W. 122nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80234
DIRECTIONS: Click here for map

INSTRUCTORS:  Warren Roh, Rita Crompton, Dale Halling, Al Gebhard, and Thomas Frey        
COST:  $149 – ($50 discount for DaVinci Institute Members) – Register here. *
  Membership combined with Inventor Boot Camp:  $199 – Register here. *

* – A $298 value!  More about DaVinci Institute Memberships and Combo Packages at click here

Important Invention Facts

  • The first neon sign was made in 1923 for a Packard dealership.
  • The paperclip was invented by Norwegian Johann Vaaler.
  • Music was sent down a telephone line for the first time in 1876, the year the phone was invented.
  • The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced.
  • The first fax process was patented in 1843.
  • The hair perm was invented in 1906 by Karl Ludwig Nessler of Germany.
  • Traffic lights were used before the appearance of the motorcar.
  • Optical fibre was invented in 1966 by two British scientists called
    Charles Kao and George Hockham working for the British company Standard
  • Leonardo da Vinci never built the inventions he designed.
  • One hour before Alexander Graham Bell registered his patent for the
    telephone in 1876, Elisha Grey patented his design. After years of
    litigation, the patent went to Bell.
  • Count Alessandro Volta invented the first battery in the 18th century.
  • Thomas Edison filed 1,093 patents, including those for the light
    bulb, electric railways and the movie camera. When he died in 1931, he
    held 34 patents for the telephone, 141 for batteries, 150 for the
    telegraph and 389 patents for electric light and power.
  • During the 1860s, George Leclanche developed the dry-cell battery, the basis for modern batteries.
  • The Monopoly game was invented by Charles Darrow in 1933. He sold
    the rights to George Parker in 1935, then aged 58. Parker invented more
    than 100 games, including Pit, Rook, Flinch, Risk and Clue.
  • Joseph Niepce developed the world’s first photographic image in 1827.
  • The very first projection of an image on a screen was made by a
    German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to
    project hand-painted images onto a white screen.
  • In 1895 French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere demonstrated a
    projector system in Paris. In 1907 they screened the first public movie.
  • In 1894 Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the first film camera.
  • The first electronic mail, or “email”, was sent in 1972 by Ray
    Tomlinson. It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name
    of the user from the name of the computer.