We’ve got some great inventors showcasing some awesomely cool inventions at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year, and one of them is Todd Emmons, with his Bait Dipper, built just for the avid fisher person in your life!
We asked Todd about the Bait Dipper and his upcoming visit to Gulf Coast Maker Con. As you can see, Todd likes fishing, and also the opportunity to make a positive impact through what he loves to do – invent – and fish!
GCMC: What do you do?
TE:Invent new products.
GCMC: What inspired you do it?
TE: The love of fishing.
GMCM: What makes your invention different from other things that are already available?
TE: It solves a problem of retrieving live bait from a bait well or bucket.
GCMC: What will you be sharing at Gulf Coast MakerCon?
TE: The Bait Dipper. All-In-One, Aerator, Flashlight, Tackle Box & Flip Top Opening with Bait Window.
GCMC: Is this what you do full time?
TE: We are working our way there. We also are owners of an internet marking company and a construction firm.
GCMC: What do you love best about your work/product?
TE: Sharing our vision on helping out our community and being around something we love ( Fishing )
GCMC: Why do you think an event like Gulf Coast Maker Con is important?
TE: So we can inspire others, that they can do what ever they set their minds to do. Also It is part of our branding efforts as we try to attend all expos trade shows and festivals. Networking is another great source for information on advancing your product.
GCMC: What do you hope to get out of participating in Gulf Coast MakerCon?
TE: Brand awareness, helping others, and a great time meeting new people.
GCMC: Anything else you’d like to add?
TE: Yes! Whatz Up Products Inc. with the manufacturing and assembly of the “Bait Dipper” is partnering with the Transformational Learning Center a division of Broken Beautiful Ministries, Inc. a Christ-based organization whose vision is to bring hope to a targeted area in West Pasco County, Florida by bringing together businesses to teach, train, equip and encourage individuals who are caught in a cycle of entitlement or who are re-entering into society from jail, prison time or the less fortunate. This transformation will be achieved through job training and discipleship which in turn creates self-esteem that comes from working and taking pride in their accomplishments.
You will feel a sense pride as well that you are helping make a difference in the lives of so many and that the product is “United States of America Made”.
We hope you’re inspired by the Emmonses obvious pride in their work, and come see their BaitDipper and other great creations at Gulf Coast MakerCon!