Celebration Show 100 Episodes – Ep 100 – Scott Tarcy
Well, we did it. We hit 100 episodes. In light of that, I thought I would review some of my favorite topics and mentions some projects I have done recently.
1. Episode 2, Rick Daley and licensing
- Don’t have to make actual product but a prototype helps a ton
- Can also use CAD renderings
- Can make a lot of money from licensing
2. Episodes 14 with Andrew Bougie and 53 with Matt Holling about 3d scanning
- Scanning is a great way to reverse engineer complicated existing parts
- Point cloud – stl file – to solidworks file
- Good scanner will cost 10k-30k
3. Episodes 70 with Alex Hobson and Ep 56 with James Wilson about Patents and IP
- In these episodes, we covered how the entire patent process works and the steps you should take when you have a new invention idea.
- Should first check on uspto.gov to see if patent already exists. My recommendation is to look at images.
- If you don’t see, file a provisional patent. It’s cheap and gives you one year protection before you need full patent.
4. Some projects I was hired for:
- Condiment bottle – printed in durable resin and works just like a blow molded PP bottle.
- AutoCad blocks – conveyor system that the client could drop in on his manufacturing plant layout to make sure it fits.
5. Tonal shelf
- Always looking to create new products that will create passive income.
- Can’t remember exactly how I thought of creating a product for tonal users, but when I looked at the cost of buying a tonal, I could this was a good market.
- If someone is going to spend $4000 on an exercise machine, they have plenty of disposable income. I should be able to sell for $100.
- The machine has 4 different handles, so need place to store the extras.
- Created a shelf to hold these, make it by 3d printing. Tooling would cost a fortune.
- Gave a local guy free samples in return for testing it out for me. Took 9 revisions before I sold the first one. Based on feedback made one more revision for a total of 10.
- It has been very successful.