• Question: How do you get your ideas to invent different things?

    Asked by 345ghtg42 to Dervil, Moises, Pramod, Saoirse, Stephen on 15 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by 788ghtg43, 847ghtg38.
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      Stephen Davitt answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      Thats a very good question, and there is no simple answer! A lot of the time people get their ideas from reading about work and inventions that have already been done and think ‘hmm what if we tried adding this part’ or ‘would it work better if we changed this’ these are not so much original ideas but improvements and changes to inventions already there, this can describe most of the things being invented.

      So I guess to answer your question, ideas come from other ideas and that you may have a problem with what is currently there, and you think of a way to make it better