To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.”
“Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities.”

What is an Invention?

An invention is any new thing created which improves the way something is done, or introduces a new way of doing things. Inventions can be intentional or accidental, practical or fun!

What is an Innovation?

Innovations are changes to things that already exist.

What is Technology?

Technology is the science and art of making and using things, by turning the materials of the natural world into objects, tools and machines.

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