Alumnus’s Invention in Presale on Quirky

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An invention by Industrial Design alumnus Peter Wachtel (CCAD 1990) has made it through Quirky’s curation, evaluation, and engineering phases and is now available for pre-sale on the community-driven invention production site.

Wachtel’s invention is STAKE, an all-in-one barbeque tool that functions as tongs, a spatula, or a fork. STAKE has been in the Quirky store since  June 29 and has nearly 100 pre-sale orders. Once the product’s pre-sale threshold has been met, STAKE will move into production.

Watch STAKE in action here.

Quirky opened in 2009, and helps turn ideas into products. Inventors submit their ideas and fans make suggestions. Twice a week, a new product is released. Confused? Check out this infographic.

Wachtel is the owner and president of Kid Toyology and recently published two e-readers. Learn more about Wachtel here.