Invention at Play

Inventor's Sketchbook

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Why Sketch?
Using our imaginations encourages original thinking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and the ability to generate multiple solutions to a problem. Sketching helps us learn to think visually and spatially and to both capture and express ideas.

Alexander G. Bell’s Sketch

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See sketches of the first telephone.

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Newman Darby’s Sketch

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Darby sketched his ideas for the first sailboard.

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