We’re blinding you with science in Bray Entertainment’s new series All American Makers, which made its season 1 debut on the Science Channel. Amateur inventors and homegrown innovators pitch their products for a chance to secure investments from renowned investor Marc Portney.
Each episode features four do-it-yourselfers having pitching their inventions to Printrbot founder and owner Brook Drumm, mechanical designer and robotics expert Brian Roe, and venture capitalist Marc Portney. Following the pitch, Drumm and Roe put the products through a series of rigorous tests; and those that pass are subjected to further scrutiny by consumer focus groups and industry experts. After analyzing all the feedback, Portney decides whether he wants to invest his own money to help bring products to store shelves.
In November 1994, Discovery Networks announced plans to create four digital channels set to launch in 1996. Discovery originally named the network under the working title Quark! this was changed before its launch to the Discovery Science Network. Discovery Science launched in October 1996 as part of the simultaneous rollout of the new channel suite (alongside Discovery Home & Leisure, Discovery Kids and Discovery Health Channel)