Eric over on Instructables writes – “One of the things that we’re very really excited about for Instructables is the concept of a derivative project — a project that uses another project as a stepping stone for further refinement, improvement, or application to a totally different problem. The community of DIYers that we’re all a part of can really do some amazing things working together as a community. Innovation rarely happens in a vacuum.
The obvious next step is to let the community help refine and evolve ideas that aren’t yet ready to be finished projects. And, the wonderful thing is that this is already happening: Toy Cookie Dunking Cup is a derivative idea based on Oreo Milk Dunker. This is exactly the process that yields the best products.” – Link.
So Makers, if you have an idea and want to get more brains on it – join Instructables (and the MAKE the Instructable group).