Have you had a pressing question about the Rainbow Loom? About a stitch, the loom itself, or how it was invented in the first place? Now you get to ask away! The deadline for submitting questions is Friday, October Please read the rules and guidelines at the end of this post.
You might even have one … or two. Even choosing to do this over playing flashier, glitzier video games? Rainbow Loom inventor Choon Ng third from left and his family. Photo courtesy of Choon Ng. The answer lies beyond the product itself with its creator, Choon Ng.
Ng is a year-old immigrant from Malaysia, of Chinese descent , who until recently worked as a crash test dummy safety engineer in Michigan. At home, he noticed his daughters making rubber band bracelets on their fingers. Eventually, vague trappings of an idea began to form in the recesses of his head: Unlike most people, who think of innovative ideas but never act upon them, Ng got to work on it, visualizing the toy that would become the Rainbow Loom.
Ng faced all the predictable hurdles at first, convincing his spouse, finding the time, and finding the money. In his opinion, he could never sell these products to the public.
He persisted, carefully hand washing the rubber bands first in a bathtub, then later in his washing machine, drying them with way too many towels. Then he pounded all the hooks into the proper shape, which took more hours than imaginable. Then a local Learning Express store purchased a few, played around with it, saw its potential, and helped spread the word.
It has also inspired entrepreneurialism and charity: The appeal also extends beyond the next new fad, having a more old-fashion appeal. Unlike high-tech computer games, you use relatively simple tools, follow a few simple steps … and, most importantly, add your own originality and imagination.
She has a passion for reading and hopes to become a writer one day. She is delighted to be writing for HTE. HTE is thrilled to have her! Some content for this piece was reported on from Reuters and the New York Times. Please include ONLY your first name, and your age and state if you like. A special thank you to Choon Ng for giving his time to answer your questions! I like them they are cool to make also i can make them into haedbands and I can make fishtail head bands and i can make looped headbands!!!!!!!!
We both make rubber band bracelets. She has over 1, bans. Our favorite is double fistail. We sell single and double fishtail, and looped. How did you come up with the idea of rubber band braclets? I love making them so please keep up the grate work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you the only one who thinks of the different designs for your bracelets, or do you have other people come up with them?
The stores around my house are always out of bands. Do you still own your idea and Patton, or have you sold it? I love rainbow loom.
It is so cool. Our 5th period 6th grade World Cultures class Would like to ask you some questions. Thank you for taking the time to answer questions. How many different kinds can you make? How many colors do they come in? Why did you do it and risk the money? Do you know how to make any other band bracelets without the looms? How many bracelets has he made himself? How long does it take to make one?
Is it possible to make multiple bands at the same time on the same loom? How is your idea different from others who have band bracelet kits? Are you going to invent something else? Is it hard to make one the first time? Is it hard to get the idea? Do you make them daily? Is this your only invention? How long does it take you to make one? What made you think this would sell? What year did you come up with this idea? How much money did it cost to start your investment?
How long was it before all the hooks were the same size? How do you think of the different designs? Do other people help think of designs? What do you hope to accomplish by selling Rainbow Looms? Have you made one yourself? How many designs can you make? How many designs are there? Did you care about other competition? Do you have a Patent on this idea? What was the plan if they would not have sold?
How long did it take before you sold one? How much money did it take to start out? What inspired you to make rainbow looms, and where did you get this Idea from? Also, did the brand fun loom copy your idea? Thank you for taking the time to look at this, and I hope you answer.
I love rainbow looms and they are a huge hit. How many days did it take you to make the loom and how hard was it to make it? How did you make up all the different stitches? How did you know this specific process would make a bracelet in the first place? How long did it take? Rainbow Loom … Ask Its Creator! Posted by Claudia on 4th October, in U. October 6, at 9: October 6, at 5: October 6, at October 7, at October 23, at 4: October 8, at 7: October 8, at October 8, at 1: October 14, at 8: October 8, at 2: October 9, at 7: October 8, at 8: October 10, at 1: October 13, at 8: October 14, at October 14, at 6: October 15, at 7: October 16, at 9: