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How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession A resourceful inventor brings his creative concepts to life.

By Jenna Schnuer

This story appears in the November 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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Camas, Wash.-based Shane Chen was two decades into running his company, CID, when he became bored with designing electronic instruments for environmental researchers. He started toying with other inventions. Five years ago, he sold CID to devote all his time to what had been a side project called Inventist, dedicated to bringing his gadget dreams to life.

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