New "Potentially Genius" YouTube video series from Tomorrow Lab & Digi-Key Electronics

15 September 2021

Digi-Key Electronics & Tomorrow Lab have partnered to launch the "Potentially Genius" video series on YouTube
Digi-Key Electronics & Tomorrow Lab have partnered to launch the "Potentially Genius" video series on YouTube

Monthly video series follows the design process to solve everyday problems at hyperspeed.

Electronic components distributor, Digi-Key, together with technology innovation studio, Tomorrow Lab, has launched a new video series called "Potentially Genius". In each monthly episode, a team of designers and engineers dedicate 16 hours of time toward solving an everyday problem, following four stages of product invention: discovery; ideation; prototyping; and presentation.

The first episode in the series, called "Electronic Brake for Inline Skates", follows the creation of a mechanised brake for in-line roller skates. Throughout the course of the episode, "Potential Genius" Sean Pheanis brings the idea to the Tomorrow Lab team, explaining the challenge that needs to be solved: the ability to more safely brake while going down hills or dodging obstacles. Their team of engineers then goes through the four stages of Tomorrow Lab's product invention workflow to develop a remote-controlled brake using components from Digi-Key, documenting the process along the way.

"Tomorrow Lab is beyond excited to be working with Digi-Key on this new, ambitious video series for YouTube," said Theodore Ullrich, partner at Tomorrow Lab. "Potentially Genius builds on our previous YouTube series, The Teardown, and takes it to a new level. With Potentially Genius, we get to have fun working on ideas that may not have immediate commercial applications and offer our audience a glimpse into Tomorrow Lab's decade-old product invention workflows and NYC office. We hope the Potentially Genius series reaches and inspires new audiences by combining high production quality, TL's experience in physical product design and development, and last but not least, Digi-Key's vast component supply."

"With Potentially Genius, we wanted to highlight the four stages of designing a new product and dedicate time to showing how you can attack problems, make trade-offs and weigh those options with limited time and resources," said David Sandys, Director, Technical Marketing at Digi-Key. "We hope the Potentially Genius video series inspires engineers, startups and makers around the world to bring their own ideas to fruition – genius is often just around the corner, and starting the journey is the most critical part of getting there. Digi-Key, along with our design and integration service providers, are proud to be part of that journey."

The first episode in the series is available on Digi-Key's website at: https://www.digikey.com/en/videos/d/digi-key-electronics/electronic-brake-for-inline-skates-potentially-genius-digi-key-electronics or on Digi-Key's YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/digikey

The first episode in the monthly "Potentially Genius" video series is called "Electronic Brake for Inline Skates" & follows the development of a mechanised brake for in-line skates
The first episode in the monthly "Potentially Genius" video series is called "Electronic Brake for Inline Skates" & follows the development of a mechanised brake for in-line skates

About Tomorrow Lab

Founded in 2010, Tomorrow Lab is a technology innovation studio that works with entrepreneurs big and small to invent new hardware products. They have a unique focus on prototyping new hardware technology and turning those prototypes into market-ready, manufacturable products. Past clients include Google, P&G, Lyft, CitiBike, NatGeo, and Hasbro. Learn more at: tomorrow-lab.com


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