Monday, December 31, 2007

Free Idea # 135 - Classic car museum

Set up a classic car museum in which the cars are
owned by private individuals. Owners would
exhibit their cars in return for free storage
and basic upkeep and cleaning. They would agree
with the museum how many weeks in the year they
would be able to remove their car from the museum
and drive it
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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Free Idea # 134 - Tokens vending machine

Design a vending machine that contains items such
as hot drinks, blankets and food and which uses
tokens instead of money. The tokens would be
available from the majority of stores and people
could give the tokens to the homeless safe in the
knowledge that their gift wouldn't be spent on
drugs or alcohol.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Free Idea # 133 - eBay advance bidding preference system

Create a preference system for eBay where users can
set up in advance to bid on other items they have
failed to win at an earlier auction, removing
the need to perenantly monitor and bid for items.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Free Idea # 132 - Christmas tree with smoke alarm

Design a Christmas tree ornament that doubles as a
smoke alarm. Instead of an annoying beeping sound,
the ornament would play an intrusive yet joyous
tune alerting the tree owner of the danger.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Free Idea # 131 - Mini GPS system in shopping malls

Create a mini GPS system in shopping malls so that
shoppers can locate a product without having to
ask for directions.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Free Idea # 130 - Express fast food point for diabetics

Create a location in busy fast food restaurants -
perhaps called a 'D Point' - for diabetics whose
blood sugar is low and who are in danger of
fainting or fitting. Should the diabetic's blood
sugar reach a dangerous level, they would go to
the D Point, show a photocard identifying them as
diabetic and be served straight away.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Free Idea # 129 - Virtual receipt

Allow bank statements to be used as proof of
purchase, thereby removing the need for receipts.
When debit or credit card transactions are
performed, 'virtual receipt' data could be sent to
the bank providing evidence and further details of
the purchase.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Free Idea # 128 - Centralized electronic standby adapter

Produce an adapter plug that acts as a centralized
standby button for all electronic equipment
plugged into it. The adapter would come with a
remote control allowing the user to turn
everything on and off at the press of a button.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Free Idea # 127 - Road network traffic map

Add a functionality to all in-car navigation
systems to send a signal that a vehicle (anonymous)
is at a particular location. If enough individuals
did this, and given that sat-nav is only going to
grow, a realtime map could be developed showing
the concentration of cars on the road network at
any given time, giving drivers a bird's eye view
of the traffic currently building up in their area.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Free Idea # 126 - Auto switch off

Design electronic devices such as televisions and
PCs which switch themselves off completely once
they have been in standby mode for longer than
30 minutes.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Free Idea # 125 - Real life skills class

Invite current, former and retired business people
to high schools to present a 'What my world has
taught me' class. Back the presentation up with an
experiential activity to gain insight into the
life skills acquired and developed by each presenter.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Free Idea # 124 - Prison theme hotel

Set up a hotel called 'The Prison' for people who
haven't committed a crime but who would like a
taste of what it would be like to locked up
behind bars.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Free Idea # 123 - Pyramid structures apartments

Build pyramid structures in cities which would have
trees on every terrace. People would live in
apartments on the terraces but inside the building
there would be an inner pyramid with a huge mall,
bathed in natural light reflected through a system
of mirrors.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Free Idea # 122 - Popcorn bucket in movie theater

Design a popcorn bucket that can clip onto the
drink holder on the arm rest in a movie theater.
The clip would let two people to share popcorn
whilst still allowing the drink holder to carry
out its primary funtion.