About Inventist

At Inventist, we're inspired by the activities we love to follow our imaginations wherever they may take us. We're creative, passionate and just weird enough to dream in living color about inventions that increase the fun factor.

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First Patent

We got our first patent on October 22, 2002

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First Successful Product

In 2003 we launched the Aquaskipper

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First Invention Licensed

In 2006 the Powerwing was licensed by Razor.

Meet The Inventor

Shane Chen founded Inventist so that he could design and manufacture his innovative creations and share them with the world.

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Shane's active lifestyle and an overactive imagination combined to fuel his vision of enhancing the activities he enjoyed -- windsurfing and other water sports, skating, skiing, biking and cooking -- by creating unconventional and easy-to-use equipment. A self-described "tinkerer" from a young age, he holds thirty-three patents. Mr. Chen’s inventions extend beyond sports and fitness to include home electronics and kitchen appliances, such as the FizzSaver, Leantisserie and Alkacharger.
My mission is to develop sports-related products that are genuinely new and fun to use, while adding an element of fitness at the same time. - Shane Chen, Inventor

See how we work

The creative brain often follows unique pathways to find the hidden possibilities in the everyday world. Climb inside the mind of the inventor to learn what sparks an idea and how it develops through prototyping and testing to become one of our products.

Our Process

Recent Blog Posts

Another Chance to Back the Iota
We know, we know. Our Solowheel Iota Kickstarter campaign has concluded and you’ve been kicking yourself for the past week for not getting in while you could to back the campaign and be one of the first people to receive an Iota. Well dry those tears friends, because we are now teaming up with Indiegogo and their InDemand program, giving YOU another chance to get in on the ground floor with our amazing latest creation! With the Indiegogo InDemand program we will be able to increase the awareness of our product, gain additional backers, continue to raise funds towards building the product, and collect additional pre-order sales. This is the first time we have worked with the Indiegogo team and we are excited to see where this opportunity takes us. To receive updates on the Iota and this project, (and to finally get a good nights’ sleep) click the following link and back the Iota!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solowheel-iota-a-mini-personal-e-vehicle/x/16205662#/ .
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Making the Future
Ever wonder how we are able to keep some of our prototypes a secret? It’s not always easy; sometimes it involves a lot of trust in the manufacturer, and sometimes it involves keeping some of the products in-house until we are able to patent the product. But, building prototypes in-house can be tricky. Especially when the product requires a part that can’t be found at a local hardware store. So, what do we do when this happens? We turn to our trusty 3D printer! 3D printers have come a long way since they were first brought to the market. People have been able to successfully replicate a range of products from tools and small appliances to clothes, to musical instruments and camera lenses. By using our internal 3D printer, we are able to simply print the part or a model of what we need. Thus, streamlining the production of certain prototypes, minimizing the possibility of copycat products, and keeping our designs in-house. It’s technology like this  that make what we do possible and makes us excited for what’s to come!
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Come One, Come All
Trying to come up with a captivating trade show booth can be tough. Nowadays you need to include more than just a large banner, you need multimedia capabilities to really engage the audience. But bringing, or even renting an extra screen, projector, laptop, and extension cords can be a hassle. Even more, once you get your booth set up the way you want it, you almost always end up tripping over the cords and constantly walking in front of your media display. Enter Inventist with our new patented trade show booth design. With our display, you have both your banner and screen for multimedia projection all in one! Plus, it allows a projector to hide under the display so cords are out of the way and booth attendees can walk about without interfering with their media presentations, leaving the display to be the “big screen” attention grabber! Inventor and CEO, Shane Chen, and Chief Product Evangelist, Claude Rorabaugh, will be presenting this display live at the Exhibitor Live Conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas March 13-15, 2017. They desire to meet with trade show display makers who might be interested in a licensing agreement. The future of trade shows just got a whole lot brighter! Photos in order from top to bottom: an enhanced image of the entire Inventist trade show booth with the pre-printed background and a video on the top screen ,  an extreme close-up of the projection screen material, and  a medium shot of our pre-printed display with the blank screen. 
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