Monday, August 23, 2010

Free Idea # 333 - Online dialect and language database

Record the same simple sentence in every dialect and language in the world as permanent online database of what the world's people sound like.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Free Idea # 332 - Disposable clothes

Produce disposable, breathable lightweight linings for clothes that can allow frequent use while traveling.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Free Idea # 331 - Weight detectors in cars

Extend the functionality of seat belt detectors in cars so they display the weight of each occupant on the dashboard. Users may then be encouraged to get out of the car and walk more often, helping themselves and the environment.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Free Idea # 330 - Public shower and locker rooms

Open public shower and locker rooms on business parks and in other office areas for the use of runners and cyclists.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free Idea # 329 - Camping plates with layers of biodegradable film

Design camping plates with layers of biodegradable film that can be peeled off to reveal a clean surface each time.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Free Idea # 328 - Plant pots which alert when water needed

Place probes in plant pots which alert when the plant needs water.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Free Idea # 327 - Miniature smart phone

Develop a miniature smart phone which projects it's 'screen' onto any plain surface. Users would touch the projected screen rather than the phone.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Free Idea # 326 - Allow SIM card in public payphones

Allow cellphone users who are out of battery to insert their SIM card in public payphones to call their contacts.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Free Idea # 325 - Cell phone signal booster

Create a cell phone signal booster for basements, apartment buildings and office buildings. Wireless hubs on each floor would connect users to a stronger signal outside the building.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free Idea # 324 - Programmable kettle

Manufacture a kettle that can be programmed to switch off when the water reaches a particular temperature, not just boiling point.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Free Idea # 323 - Themed Karaoke Resort

Establish a Karaoke Resort Island offering vacations for every budget. Big money, singer-themed bedrooms (e.g. Madonna Suite, Elvis Penthouse) would include costumes and instant access to millions of songs in hundreds of languages. Middle budget rooms would have fewer frills. Hostel dorms would involve lots of people sleeping on the floor and sharing a mic.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Idea # 322 - Breakfast cart business

Start a breakfast cart business based on the hotdog stand business model. Place carts in high pedestrian traffic areas to provide commuters with quick, hot breakfast sandwiches to go.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Free Idea # 321 - Sunscreen applicator for sunbathers

Create a sunscreen applicator for sunbathers who have no one to apply sunscreen to their backs. The device would have a long handled tube containing sunscreen with a release button on the handle. A sponge-like applicator would be on the end to rub on the hard-to-reach areas of the back. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Free Idea # 320 - Eco-friendly car powered by fingernails

Invent an eco-friendly car powered by fingernails instead of fossil fuels. The vehicle would contain a keratin combustion engine capable of harnessing the methane and hydrogen found in hair, nails, claws, horns, feathers, and the dead outer layers of skin cells.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Free Idea # 319 - Alcohol Purchase ID

Introduce a special Alcohol Purchase ID that would be have to be used by any adult wanting to purchase booze in a shop, restaurant, club or bar. The APID could be temporarily invalidated by police for alcohol-related misdemeanors, by accident/emergency rooms for alcohol-related injuries, or voluntarily by alcoholics wanting extra help to kick the habit.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Free Idea # 318 - Barcode car license plates

Make car license plates that are just big bar codes, then give traffic cops powerful long-range 'bar code reader guns' so they can shoot license plates as they drive around and find stolen cars, bad guys with outstanding arrest warrants, etc.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Free Idea # 317 - Interactive travel website

Launch an travel website where users input two destinations and their preferred time of arrival and departure. The site would then scan a database of bus, train and air timetables to show the most suitable journey. If no public transport options are available, the site would calculate the estimated cost of cabs or other private hire vehicles. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Free Idea # 316 - Environmentally friendly Bike Limos

Introduce a fleet of Environmentally friendly Bike Limos to take people around cities at night. The limos would seat around eight people. The bikes would be an easy way to transport groups people to bars across town.  Environmentally friendly Bike Limos can reduce carbon emissions,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Free Idea # 315 - Power sockets at public place

Introduce power sockets on sidewalks, bus stations, parks where the public can access them. Users would buy a membership card which would allow them to recharge electric vehicles and power vacuum cleaners and electric tools at street level.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Free Idea # 314 - In-built tracking system at car components

Install, as standard, a resilient in-built tracking system in the engine, body, wheels, and other key components of every car, such that a cell phone or computer could track individual parts of the vehicle separately. This would allow the police, or an organization specifically created to track down stolen cars, to find them even after they have been abandoned, dismantled, torched, or crushed.