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Keynote Speaker at OTPG

Jean-Pierre Rapin, the inventor of Onetopick illuminated fondue forks was the keynote speaker tonight at the Annual Assembly of the Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec. His talk was entitled “De l’idée à la réalisation” (How an idea became reality).

Learn more here (in French).

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To light up your meals…

By Charles Laviolette, Business section of InfoPortneuf

Jean-Pierre Rapin, a Saint-Raymond (QC, Canada) resident, is the inventor of the first illuminated fondue forks, a product that is being manufactured in China and will soon be marketed here in Canada. According to him, China can’t be beat when you’re looking at manufacturing your inventions. In addition to their low manufacturing costs, Mr. Rapin says that China is a magnet for investors, business people and inventors who are always on the lookout for new ideas and products.

You can learn more about how he came up with the idea for his forks, how he found his Chinese business partner and what his future plans are by reading the full article here (in French).

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The invention of illuminated fondue forks

Originally published in French in Le Soleil.

(Quebec) The idea for creating easy-to-identify illuminated fondue forks came to Mr. Jean-Pierre Rapin following a fondue dinner during which one of the guests complained about someone else constantly stealing his fork and meat.

“The morning following the dinner,” he told le Soleil in an interview, “I began to design forks that would be easy to identify by color-blind people or those with vision problems, even if the lights were low.”

As such, in order to solve the problem experienced by of one of his guests, he has invented a fondue fork with a see-through acrylic handle that is lit by a small battery-powered LED light.