Inventing the Wheel

Leonardo DaVinci was known for his artistry and his amazing inventions, so it’s only fair that the DaVinci Inventor Showcase would carry his name. “Initially, this was called the Colorado Inventors’ Showcase,” notes communications director Andrew Frey. “It was planned to uncover new, innovative processes and products in Colorado throughout the country, and to get products from the launching point into stores — as well as give a critique on how vital these products are.” But this year, for the first time, there are as many or more inventions from out of state as there are from Colorado.

The 2011 showcase will introduce software products, gadgets and even food-and-beverage innovations. “There’s a product called the Leash Locket, and it’s a retractable leash,” Frey adds. “Another is called the Swing Along; it clips on chains to a swing and provides upper-body support. Another one is a company called Never Wet, and they have products that use super hydra-phobic coating — nanotechnology.”

The day includes judging of the inventions, as well as keynote speakers (QVC expert Diana Irvine and Louis Foreman) and an opportunity for attendees to walk around and interact with the inventors. It runs from noon to 7:30 p.m. at Noah’s Event Center, 11885 North Bradburn Boulevard in Westminster, and costs $15 for general admission, $79 to $99 for VIP. Visit for details.
Sat., Nov. 5, 12-7:30 p.m., 2011

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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