American Inventor is a new competition reality show which first chose 12 semi-finalists from thousands of amateur inventors across the United States.
Each of the 12 semi-finalists were given a budget of up to $50,000 dollars to take their idea, work with a professional prototyping company and design and build a working prototype. The money also was to be used for a focus group, packaging and branding, as well as testing of the completed new prototype.
For four weeks, three semi-finalists at a time, presented their month of hard work. From the grouping of 3, only one inventor would move on to the final round and be eligible for the One Million Dollar cash prize.
American Inventor judge, Peter Jones chose the electronic game to move onto the finals. Peter Jones said it was a difficult choice, as Jodi\'s \"Headline It\" product, which she developed with T2 Design, Peter felt could not be better. Peter complimented all of the inventors on their inventions, hard work and new prototypes.