In 2017, we're going to highlight another awesome aspect of Thinking Putty...the thinking! We'll be highlighting the great minds of the past and present—like Einstein, Nikoli Tesla, Elon Musk, Marie Curie, Aristotle and more. We'll also be looking to the future and to all of you out there who are using Thinking Putty to shape some ingenious ideas of your own! We would love to hear some of your great thoughts or about some of your favorite "thinkers" of all time. Tell us about it on Twitter by tweeting to us @ThinkingPutty, post a pic of your idea on Instagram, or write to us via Facebook using the #PuttyThinking hashtag.

Take a look at our most recent Great Thinkers Video!

Episode 1

Sir Issac Newton

We talk about Sir Issac Newton, his achievements, and what Crazy Aaron finds interesting about his life.

Episode 2

Marie Curie

I  chose Marie Curie. Marie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She is the only woman to have won two Nobel Prizes. 

Episode 3

The Wright Brothers


The Wright Brothers have a special place in my heart.  Like me, they were self-taught.  And because they were self-taught they never learned the things they shouldn't try.  They just got down to work and experimented directly, tweaking things until they got results.  So many men with great engineering educations and men of means had tried to build a powered flying machine and failed.  The establishment was infuriated that two nobody's from Ohio made it work!


Episode 4

Albert Einstein


I am always a big fan of individuals who make a major contribution outside their particular field of study...who arrive at their destination without taking the pre-esablished route.  The German system of education, professorship and promotion was quite rigid.  In Einstein's case, he had only an undergraduate education and was not particularly expected to excel by his peers or professors upon graduation.  Working as a patent clerk to make ends meet, at age 26, he dropped four scientific papers representing the greatest single leap forward since Newton.  And yet, once published, it took years for their significance in reshaping our view of the world to be realized.