Melanie Romero is a Celebrity Judge at DaVinci Institute Inventor Showcase

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Melanie Romero with Karen Porte, inventor of TuGo

I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and hope to participate again next year.  For the first time in my life I was the Judge rather than the one being “judged”!  It was fun to see all of the different inventions and business ideas, and to talk with each participant about where they are in their process.  You can see me here with a great product called “TuGo” that helps hold beverages in the handles of your rolling luggage.  Pretty cool and very easy!

 

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Applecore Cord Organizer – Easily Organizes Any Tangled Cords

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010

The Applecore Cord Organizer is a patented multi-purpose cord management device made from a thermoplastic elastomer that resembles the shape of an apple core. It is designed for users to easily organize any tangled cords. Usage includes everything from MP3 headphones to desktop computing peripherals to home lighting appliances. (Pics)

 

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Tugo – Keeps Your Drink Safe and Secure While Traveling

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010

The tugo is a cup holder that keeps your drink suspended between the upright handles of your rolling bag. Its unique design keeps your cup level to prevent sloshing. Easily attached and removed, tugo collapses to fit in any pocket of your carry-on luggage.

 

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The To Do List Manager: The All-In-One Organizing System

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The To Do List Manager – An All-In-One System to Organize YourTasks, Sticky Notes Reminders and Miscellaneous Paper:  Featured Invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010

The To Do List Manager- an all-in-one system to manage and organize all the things you need to do and eliminate the miscellaneous paper piles cluttering your desk. (Video)

 

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Bike Designer Reinvents the Wheel with the Lunartic Hubless Wheel

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It seems like hardly a day passes, without yet another bike designer trying to reinvent the wheel. While most are little more than a designer’s fantasy, some like this hubless design called the Lunartic actually make it to the working prototype stage.

 

 

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Cyglo Bike Tires with Embedded LED’s Powered as the Wheels Turn

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Cyglo bike tires

Cyglo bike tires are the pimped-out equivalent of spinners for bikes. They have LEDs embedded into the rubber which will glow in a perfect circle of light as the wheels turn, making you safe but also making you look awesome/stupid as you ride.

 

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History of the Flying Car – Part One

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The Taylor Aerocar

The Aerocar was invented by Moulton “Molt” Taylor in 1956 and got patents both as a road vehicle and as an aircraft that same year. After the original prototype Moulton built three other flying cars, three of which still exist today. Aerocar is made-up of a small car and a trailer the wings and the fuselage. As you can imagine the car’s engine is pretty powerfull so maybe you can use it in races, with its looks, the opposition won’t know what hit them. (Pics)

 

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