Invent geek has been a project and passion from the day it was originally launched in May of 2004. We deeply enjoy producing and sharing our articles, most of which are the first of their kind to encourage other people to experiment and explore ideas and inventions. Through the years the site and its content have continually evolved and grown and indeed parts of the site and our intentions have been reinvented on a number of occasions to create a more in-depth user experience and more engaging and interesting articles.
When the site was originally launched there was very little DIY geek based project representation on the web and in that environment Invent Geek flourished. As there has been a steadily increasing growth in DIY authors on the web we have seen that actual creativity has been all but monopolized through cash generating “community sites” that offer nothing to the contributors or news aggregating blogs that don’t create the content but help to give it the 5 minutes of fame they rightly deserve.
We are proud to still offer highly creative and independent projects to our audience and deeply appreciate their loyalty over the years. And with that since of independence we celebrate creativity, independence and openly teaching from experience..
Invent Geek differs from many out there. We want you in some way or in part to expound on the projects we have done. We revel in great and new discoveries…. And we cherish the ability of creative and divergent thinking with a practical or even semi-practical use in our daily lives. Take what we have done here and add to it. We know some parts are rough and unrefined. But that’s the whole goal. To at least create a framework that others can add to and evolve into something really great. So pick up a hammer or torch and put some time into gaining experience, and share what you have learned with others that share the same interest.
Inventgeek.com was founded with the sole purpose of celebrating the creative powers of the geek! For eons man has been changing the world around us to fit his needs, by harnessing primeval forces and tampering with the just out of grasp in an attempt to better mankind.
Fire, steel, splitting the atom have all proven there worth to mankind, but we here at inventgeek.com celebrate the lesser known creative minds, who follow their passion with such zeal that it often is their own undoing. We celebrate those who transformed fire into colorful aerial displays, those who thought, “if nuclear is good, then thermonuclear has to be better…” those who seek the out of reach, or that which might not fit with the norms of the day. Those who may be labeled mad men in their generation due to the lack of foresight of their peers, only to be vindicated centuries later.
Now we cannot guarantee that any of the content on this site can or will better mankind, and in fact we cannot guarantee that any project on this site will not cause an unstoppable chain of events that will inevitably lead to the downfall and destruction of mankind, breaking earth out of its orbit and sending it crashing into the sun, or the sudden global realization that tinfoil hats do work! This site has only one reason to exist: to act as a creative and collaborative outlet for anyone who wishes to brand themselves as a geek. Oh, and fun!
We hope you enjoy you visit here and recommend checking in from time to time to see what the powers that be have decided to share. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions or comments you may have.
The Inventgeek.com Staff