13. Invention, Intellectual Property, and Income

What I’ve done this week

This week, I learned about intellectual property and the way of the monetization for the inventions. and I planed how I release my final project to the society effectively and visuals (a single image and a short video) for final presentation.

Weekly Assignment Requirement

Individual assignments

  • develop a plan for dissemination of your final project

  • prepare drafts of your summary slide (presentation.png, 1920x1080) and video clip (presentation.mp4, 1080p HTML5, < ~minute, < ~10 MB) and put them in your root directory

Description of Assignment Work

dissemination of my final project

I am creating my product which is assumed to be used for the amusement in the dark road. I would like to control its light expression and it should give us emotional moment. I hope it would be a small attraction in my hometown where there are few spot for sightseeing and also would go viral as a place to come and see. As a result, my product might get famous and I could sell it as a package of the light installation to another region, commercial event, and so on.

I want anyone to use my product freely because it help to increase the publicity of my project and my hometown and also not to dominate the right for commercial right. So I would set the CC license below.

Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

This allows people to use my final project freely as long as they credit me and their fabrication based on my stuff have to be share with the same license.

summary slide

video clip

Structure of the video clip

  • Title (3sec)
  • main visual (10sec)
  • Description of the device (5sec)
  • device working scene(10sec)
  • [subtractive]PCBs (5sec)
  • [additive]Parts by 3D printing(5sec)
  • [electronics] Input + Output (5sec)
  • [programing] interface + Network (5sec)
  • [extra technich]Molding and casting (5sec)
  • Ending with Working movie (7sec)
    Total 60sec


Description of Important Weekly Learning Outcome

I haven’t imagined that my final project would be used after finishing FabAcademy before. So it was kind of fun to think when it would be completed. Creative license seemed suitable for the idea of FabAcademy and FabLab. I am happy if I could contribute to that ecosystem by sharing my final project.