Wednesday 21st March – A busy interesting meeting in prospect

posted 15 Mar 2012, 18:35 by Andrew Cordani   [ updated 15 Mar 2012, 18:35 by Kingston Invents ]

Wednesday 21st March 2012         
Townhouse Building – room TH 102                                       
Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE,  (parking available in front of Town House Building)


6.30 – 7.00  Networking

7.00 – 7.55  Grahame Herbert presents the Airframe bike

8.10 – 8.40  Nick Pelling has developed his own patent-pending security camera.

    He will describe his experiences of prototyping, 3d printing, developing hardware & software, business plans, pitching, funding, and the long & twisting road to commercial success – he will also lead a discussion on his thoughts on the process – and the almost perennial chestnut of innovation vs. Invention – get pre-programmed for this topic on his blog:

8.40 – 9.00  Michele Camerlengo will pitch a new idea looking for feedback from members.

Close at 9.00 – further networking at the Grove Tavern.

I’m looking forward to the long-awaited story of the Airframe Bike (long-awaited since postponement from last November – not for the past three decades). Although Grahame Herbert is an experienced architect – he is really a frustrated product designer and has worked on many innovations. For three decades he has been fascinated with the concept of the folding lightweight bike and has got his award-winning design into production, although never reaching the volumes he was seeking.  He will discuss the design, the engineering, getting the right manufacturer and that always elusive part – the marketing – see