Friday, August 31, 2007

Free Idea # 77 - Mood detecting entertainment system

Develop a home entertainment system so that sensors
detect the mood of the person entering a room and
play music accordingly.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Free Idea # 76 - Special street maps for cyclists

Create special street maps for cyclists. The maps
would highlight all roads using color coding, for
example flat roads would be white, steep roads red,
fast roads blue and so on.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Free Idea # 75 -Description of the drug

Print a description of the drug on the label of
prescription medicines so the user can be assured
they have been dispensed correctly, for example:
'Small, round, blue pills, inscription reads Watson 407.'

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Free Idea # 74 - Hires out flash drives store

Open a store that hires out flash drives, each one
loaded with a copy protected movie. The movie can
be played on a TV using a special cable that
connects to a TV's video in - out plug and which
has a USB plug on the other end to accommodate the
flash drive

Monday, August 27, 2007

Free Idea # 73 - Global Space Lottery

Establish a Global Space Lottery which would aim
to raise billions of pounds to fund manned space
exploration. Instead of offering cash prizes,
lottery inners would be offered a trip into space
and a two day stay aboard the International Space
Station. Any winner unable to make the trip could
simply give - or sell - their prize to someone

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Free Idea # 72 - Thermal image of Earth

Design a website which shows the Earth planet as
a true thermal image. People would be able to book
last minute holidays to the current hottest - or
coldest - place displayed.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Free Idea # 71 - Extend able grabbers

Place removable extend able 'grabbers' at the end
of supermarket aisles so that shorter people are
better able to reach top shelf items.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Free Idea # 70 - Vibrating carpets

Create a vibrating under felt for beneath carpets
that can be switched on when vacuum cleaning to
agitate grit and dust particles and making them
easier to clean up.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Free Idea # 69 -Cars black box

Incorporate a device into cars which records the
speed at impact in the event of a crash and which
would be invaluable to insurance companies and
the police in determining liability in accidents.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Free Idea # 68 - Hair accessories with conditioner

Produce a range of hair accessories such as bands,
clips, grips and scrunchies which are infused with
a conditioner that would diffuse slowly into the
hair during the time the accessories are worn.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Free Idea # 67 - Traffic lights for emergency services

Develop a system that allows emergency services to
influence traffic lights from within the vehicle.
In combination with a GPS navigator this would
ensure a 'green light corridor' thereby enabling
the quickest route to a hospital, fire or accident

Monday, August 20, 2007

Free Idea # 66 - Mobile phone for older people

Produce a large size mobile phone with extra large
numbers and display. The phone would simply send
and receive calls and would be marketed to older
people who don't want or understand photo or text
messaging, ring tones or web access but who still
want to have a mobile phone for emergencies.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Free Idea # 65 - Animal abuse hotline

Launch AnimalLine, a national, memorable free phone
number for people who wish to report instances of
animal abuse. Animal Line callers would be directed
to an animal welfare organization, an appropriate
government office or the Police.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Free Idea # 64 - Animal chemical substance

Create a chemical substance that emits a scent
which is particularly abhorrent (though perfectly
harmless) to cats and other small mammals. The
chemical could be mixed into tarmac and applied to
road surfaces to act as a deterrent to animals
which might otherwise become roadkill.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Free Idea # 63 - Best pubs and bars

Compile a book of the hundred best pubs and bars.
The bars would not necessarily be ones that are
still open but those which, at their prime, were
the most exciting or fun places in the world. The
book might be compiled by celebrities who would
each recommend a bar.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Free Idea # 62 - Womens' shoes comfort scale

Devise an internationally recognized scale that
measures comfort in womens' shoes. Shoes would be
rated according to how far they can be walked in
and stood up in thereby giving the wearer an idea
of how long they will be able to wear the shoes
comfortably at any one time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Free Idea # 61 - Non-partisan public affairs progra

Create a non-partisan public affairs program
entitled 'Yes or No' in which the guests - elected
officials, politicians and other leaders - are
asked important public interest questions to which
they can only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Free Idea # 60 - Bicycles wheel locking system

Manufacture a wheel locking system for bicycles. This could
be made up of an electro magnet that would lock the wheels
of the bike at the turn of a key.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Free Idea # 59 - Quarter-size tea bags

Sell mini, quarter-size tea bags for those who
prefer small or weak drinks and want to save money
and reduce waste.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Free Idea # 58 - Refrigerator withlockable compartments

Design a refrigerator for workplaces that has small
lockable compartments inside for each employee to
secure their lunch.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Free Idea # 57 - Cities Map with safety coded

Publish tourist maps of foreign cities which are
color coded according to how safe the cities'
districts are. Visitors would be able to check the
maps before stumbling into a no-go area. Districts
that are picked out as dangerous might be
encouraged to clean up their act.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Free Idea # 56 - Temperature predetermined kettle

Manufacture a kettle that can be set to stop
heating the water automatically once a temperature
predetermined by the user has been reached.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Free Idea # 55 - Mini turbines in water pipes

Fix mini turbines inside household water pipes and
drains. The electricity created could be stored in
a battery or used straight away.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Free Idea # 54 - Advertiser funded toilet rolls

Distribute free, advertiser funded toilet rolls.
Sponsors will pay to have their advertising placed
on the sheets of toilet paper knowing that their
message will have a captive audience.

Free Idea # 53 - Mirror image of road signs

Add a mirror image of all directional road signs to
the reverse of existing signs so that drivers who
feel they might have missed an exit can check the
sign in their rear view mirror.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Free Idea # 52 - Small 'five minute' batteries

Incorporate small 'five minute' batteries in all
desktop computers that would give the user time to
save work in the event of a power outage.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Free Idea # 51 - ATM encoded language

Include a first language preference encoded onto
chips on credit and debit cards allowing ATMs to
switch to the user's language automatically.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Free Idea # 50 - Dog barking door bell

Invent a door bell that sounds like a large and
aggressive dog barking. The elderly would not only
be able to hear the 'bell' but would also be
reassured that unwanted visitors might be scared

Friday, August 3, 2007

Free Idea # 49 - Real estate lottery

Launch a real estate agency where people buy raffle
tickets for houses. Each ticket would cost $10 and
when the reserve price has been met the house would
be awarded to the winning ticket holder.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Free Idea # 48 - Air ticket price by weight

Launch an airline where ticket prices are based on
the combined weight of the passenger and luggage.
This sliding scale of flight prices would encourage
people to carry less which, in turn, would mean the
aircraft would use less fuel.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Free Idea # 47 - Recipe books and magazines index

Offer a web service that provides a master index
for all a user's recipe books and magazines. The
user would provide a list of the recipe books they
own and would then receive an index that catalogues
all the recipes.

Free Idea # 46 -Glasses for view multiple subtitles

Inscribe subtitles in movies that stay invisible
unless the viewer is wearing special glasses.
Those who choose to see subtitles can pick up
their glasses from the ticket office. There might
be multiple subtitles in different languages with
different glasses for each.