Thursday, May 24, 2012

Patent Scholarship Award Ceremony Announced!

We are so happy to announce that we will be awarding our Inventioneers Patent Scholarship on May 30 with our sponsor Vern Maine from the IP law firm Maine, Cernota and Rardin at the NH High Technology Council's Entrepreneur Forum!

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Inventioneers Say - GO TJ!

TJ and Dean Kamen during the Dean's List awards ceremony in St. Louis.

Congratulations to Inventioneers co-founder and Board of Directors member, TJ Evarts, for his Dean's List win in St. Louis this week!  He earned a $1,000 grant for his FRC team the PVC Pirates and a lot of cool prizes he will enjoy.  Stay tuned for a news article coming soon!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

World Festival Tip: Tournament Newsletter Tips

If you haven't reviewed our Tournament Tips Newsletter, check it out now as we think many of the tips there will also help teams competing at the World Festival level.  Click image below to go to our newsletter:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

World Festival Tip: Be Memorable

Imagine how hard it is for FLL judges to link all the amazing information presented in judging sessions to the right team.  They take notes and write comments during the presentation and Q&A, but how will they remember YOUR team, in particular.  Here are a few ideas:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

World Festival Tip: Carve Out Time for Relaxation and Fun

Your schedule will be jam packed each day of the competition.  Have some down-time/relaxation activities planned ahead of time.  Taking even just a few minutes to sing a team song or to spend some time in meditation or prayer can help calm frazzled nerves and refocus your team.

We made up cheery songs about robots, FLL and even Dean Kamen and we are known for breaking into song at the drop of a hat to boost our energy levels or just to remember that FUN is our favorite Core Value.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Patent Tip from the Inventioneers

Check it out - what young inventors should know about public disclosure of their inventions (click image below):

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tips from the Inventioneers' Coach

Our coach is sharing some of the secrets to our success on her blog JustThinkOutsideTheBlocks.  She's posting a series on team meeting organization starting with agendas and how to use them effectively.

Introducing Agendas
Agenda Example #1

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

World Festival Tip: Connections

Between judging sessions and rounds on the competition table, your team will be really busy. Ahead of time, create a pit coverage schedule so that someone representing your team will be in your pit at all times. It can be disappointing to be ready to visit a team and find that there is no one in the "booth" area.

Parents and mentors can be easily prepared for "pit" duty when your team members can't be there. They should welcome people into your display area, be able to give a little team history, give a brief overview of your project, and to be able to say when team members will be back to the pit area to give more information.
If you have any giveaways, your "pit" crew should be generous in sharing these with visitors to your area. Also, your pit crew should

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Inventioneers Post New Patent Tip on Patent Website

Patentability Test #3:  Find out more here.  Learn more about patents at for tips for inventors.
Applications for the Inventioneers Patent Scholarship are being accepted until May 15, 2012.  Click the logo above to go to our online application.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Founding Member of Inventioneers is Dean's List Finalist

TJ, a team lead since the Inventioneers started in 2004, takes his FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Dean's List nomination to the World Championships in St. Louis in April.  TJ, captain of Londonderry High School's FRC team, the PVC Pirates, was selected as a Dean's List Finalist at the BAE Granite State State Regional (GSR) FRC tournament.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

FLL World Festival Pit Tip

We thought seeing a few World Festival pits would inspire those of you going to the event for the first time this year!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Inventioneers Featured on the Department of Education Website

Check us out at the NH DOE website (click image below)!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Website Brought to You By the Inventioneers' Coach

Wondering what to do in the off-season?  Coach Evarts, our coach since we started in 2004, has started a new blog to share some strategies for new teams - Just Think Outside the Blocks.  


We'll be referencing some of her posts . . .

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Inventioneers Post New Patent Tip for Inventors

Don't forget to check out our Patent Blog at for tips for inventors.  For another tip, click here.
Applications for the Inventioneers Patent Scholarship are being accepted until May 15, 2012.  Click the logo above to go to our online application.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Inventioneers Meet With Local Legislator

Last week 3 Inventioneers (TJ, Jaiden, and Bryeton) were invited by NH State Senator Sharon Carson to meet with her at the State House.  We discussed our accomplishments over the past 18 month and also shared our current projects and plans for the future.  Thanks to Senator Carson for her encouragement and support!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Check Out the Inventioneers' Latest Tip for Young Inventors

If you are an inventor and think you have a cool idea, check out the Inventioneers Patent Scholarship blog for tips to help you navigate the path to protecting your invention.  Click here for the latest tip.

You might also be interested in:
Patent Hints from the Inventioneers

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Inventioneers Latest Press Coverage

"Snack Attack" Expo at SNH Montessori Academy covered by website

Monday, January 2, 2012

Inventioneers Reach Thousands at First Night!

The Inventioneers' exhibition table was crowded for over five hours during our First Night 2012 adventure in Boston.  The Hynes Convention Center was mobbed with over six thousand event-goers and youngsters of all ages were excited to see our FLL robot in action.  Check out our slideshow from the event:

Jaiden and Bryeton Evarts represented the Inventioneers along with TJ Evarts who