Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Free Idea # 203 - Mobile phone battery quick share charger

Offer a cable for mobile phone users that would allow the
battery in one phone to be used to charge another. Users
who run short of battery could receive a quick 'power top up'
from a friend.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Free Idea # 202 - TV remote control

Devise a TV remote control lock which, when activated, locks
a particular channel on the TV so that when a toddler finds
the remote control, the channel will not change.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Free Idea # 201 - Car battery

Create a car battery which consists of two parts, one for lights
and other electrical, the other for starting up. Should the
lights be left on, only one part of the battery would be flat.
Once the car starts up, the healthy part of the battery would
recharge both parts of the battery.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Free Idea # 200 - CCTV security cameras

Place a foot operated floor switch in places where there are
CCTV security cameras so that the picture quality and frames
per second can be enhanced immediately and other cameras
brought into operation should a robbery or attack occur.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Free Idea # 199 - Creative public bins

Create public bins which make comical obbligato sounds when
trash is thrown into them and which would encourage people
- especially kids - to get rid or their trash properly.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Free Idea # 198 - Footsteps electricity power generator

Create an electricity power generator from peoples' footsteps.
The generator would be installed under the flooring of busy
public places, such as bus or train stations. When people walk,
the device will generate electric power which can be used for

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Free Idea # 197 - Weekly real estate magazine

Publish a weekly magazine that contains all houses and homes
for sale or rent in a particular district and distribute the
magazine using homeless vendors. For a small charge,
the public will be kept up to date and the vendors will
receive a share of the magazine price.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free Idea # 196 - Group bookings discount services

Provide a service where individuals can apply for holidays,
hotels and activities where there is a group discount on bookings.
Once the requisite number of people have applied, the booking
would be made. Everyone would then pay the discount price
whilst a small commission would be paid to the company
that runs the service.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Free Idea # 195 - Airline compatible liquids containers

As Airline require liquids in carry-on baggage must be in
individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml/ each.
Include an 'airline compatible' section in drugstores where
cosmetics and toiletries are sold in containers of less
than 100ml.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Free Idea # 194 - Aggregate and distribute real time traffic speed

Aggregate and distribute real time traffic speed by monitoring
cars that are using GPS mapping units. These real time feeds
would be far superior to radio broadcasts and could be sold to
GPS owners as well as TV, radio stations and websites) to
define the best real time route to any destination.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Free Idea # 193 - Afficial intelligent bathroom light

Create touch sensitive bathroom floor tiles that light up when
trodden on to avoid waking up others - or hurting the eyes -
with the excessive brightness of a regular bathroom light.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Free Idea # 192 - Home use UPC barcode scanner

Manufacture a UPC barcode scanner to use at home.
Users can scan barcode of their possessions to make
listing on eBay simpler, and the codes of new purchases
could be kept in a private database and compared
automatically against product recall announcements.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Free Idea # 191 - Aromatherapy bubble wrap

Manufacture aromatherapy bubble wrap. The stress
relieving activity of popping the bubbles would be
enhanced by the release of the relaxing scents
stored in each bubble.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Free Idea # 190 - Intelligent Wallet

Design a wallet which can scan the notes and coins
it contains. The value of the money in the wallet
would be displayed on small LCD screen.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Free Idea # 189 - Pets food bowls with moats

Design cat and dog food bowls with narrow 'moats'
around them. When filled with water, the moats would
prevent roaches, ants and other vermin reaching the
food while the pet isn't eating.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Free Idea # 188 - DVD rental stores IMDB access

Install computer terminals in DVD rental stores
which would allow customers access to Internet
Movie Database (IMDB) and other movie review
web sites. It will useful for customer to review and
research the movie contain before bring it home.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Free Idea # 187 - Private email attachment

Add a feature to email where an extra message or
piece of information can be sent on a group email,
with only select recipients being able to read
the hidden extra items.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Free Idea # 186 - In-car sun visors

Redesign in-car sun visors so that they slide on
runners from the windshield to the side windows.
The visors would be motorized and could be activated
from the steering wheel to block off the sun whatever
angle it hits car.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Free Idea # 185 - Solar concentrator heats up pressure vessel

Manufacture a mini solar concentrator which heats
up a small pressure vessel. When the steam inside
the vessel reaches a set pressure and is released,
it will force water along a pipe. With seam welded
plastic bag piping, this would make the pumping of
water from wells along way from hot, developing
world settlements cheap and labor saving.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Free Idea # 184 - Travel Information mapping websites

Add a feature to mapping websites such as Google
Maps where the user can click through to a site
such as Wikipedia which would give them detailed
information about the places they are browsing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Free Idea # 183 - 360 degrees photo exhibition

Install high definition cameras that capture every angle,
360 degrees, top and bottom in various parts of the world -
downtown Tokyo, a South American rainforest, Antarctica,
underwater and so on, then set up exhibits around the
world with multiple rooms, each of which display live
footage on big screens that cover every wall, floor and ceiling.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Free Idea # 182 - Transparent dumpster

Manufacture transparent dumpsters. People passing
by would be able to see all the contents, not just
the stuff at the top and would therefore be more
likely to remove items, reducing landfill volume
and helping the environment.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Free Idea # 181 - Mobile GPS devices

Allow the display on mobile GPS devices to be
flipped vertically so that when it is placed on
the dashboard it will act as a Head Up Display
similar to fighter aircraft.
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Friday, August 29, 2008

Free Idea # 180 - Environmental rainwater recycle

Mandate that all new homes, businesses, warehouses
and condos have underground water tanks installed
to catch rainwater runoff from roofs. The water
would be used solely for watering lawns, washing
cars and for fire hydrants. The water might also
be sold and piped to drought stricken states.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Free Idea # 179 - Novel talking books with movie DVD

Record talking books and DVD's on the same disc
where the movie is taken from a novel.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Free Idea # 178 - Fresh fruit and vegetables marketing idea

Introduce 'pick your own' into large supermarkets.
The new super-supermarkets would incorporate
plantations under glass or polythene where
customers can actually pick their own fruit and
vegetables direct from the plant.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Free Idea # 177 - Phone calling system

Create a phone system such that when two people
are calling each other at the same time -
having just been cut off, for example, a message
is announced to the two callers in the ear piece
rather than the normal engaged tone or voicemail.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Free Idea # 176 - Mp3 player TV Plug-in

Supply a small electronic dongle with mp3 players
to attach to the 'video-in' or smart plug on TV
sets. When an mp3 player is plugged into a TV
set for amplification, such as in a hotel room
or at a party, the dongle would respond to the
music and provide real-time visualizations.
on-screen, rather than the default blue or
black screen of the TV.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Free Idea # 175 - Environmental Friendly

Require all new homes that are located in an
area that receives 120 days of sunshine to have
solar panels. Also,require all new homes that
receive over 10 inches of rain to have a
rainwater retention system.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Free Idea # 175 - Phone call forwarding

Add a feature to regular cell or landline
phones where the user can forward a voicemail
or answer phone message to another user's phone.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Free Idea # 174 - PC Automation

Include an option on the PC in addition to log
off, shutdown, restart, standby ans so on which
shuts down and restarts the PC the next morning
(or any other time required by the user). A
computer alarm could also be installed, so that
the PC will also wake up the user when it restarts
the next day. The user can also program the PC
to play his favourite songs after the alarm.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Free Idea # 173 - Temporary smoking canvas shelters

Erect temporary canvas shelters in cities where
smoking in bars is banned. The shelters would
be centrally located so that patrons of several
bars could use them and would provide an all
weather smoking area as well as a place to meet
smoking strangers.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Free Idea # 172 - Printer recycled paper tray

Assign a recycled paper tray to photocopiers
and printers which would hold all the prints
which the user doesn't wish to keep. The tray
would be selected for non critical print outs
and the copies would appear on the blank side
of the reused paper.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Free Idea # 171 - Vehicles communicate system

Install a system in vehicles that enables
drivers to communicate with each other. Drivers
would input the license number and, to prevent
abuse and swearing, would only be able to use
preset sentences to inform others that their
lights are not working, that their last move
was dangerous, or simply to apologize.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Free Idea # 170 - Reminder on drive dangerously

Display smashed up cars on white pedestals on
the side of the highway as a reminder of what
can happen when people drive dangerously.
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Monday, June 30, 2008

Free Idea # 169 - Downloadable MP3s of silence through iTunes

Offer downloadable MP3s of silence through
iTunes. The three minutes or so of silence
would give the user's brain an occasional
break and an unexpected opportunity for contemplation.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Free Idea # 168 - NASCAR or F1 simulator

Create a NASCAR or F1 simulator that recreates
the driving experience soaccurately that users
encounter the same dramatic weight loss as
drivers in a major race.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Free Idea # 167 - Emergency Police SMS number

Introduce an emergency Police SMS number. The
number could be used by people who are in a
real emergency but who, for safety's sake,
need to keep quiet.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Free Idea # 166 - Radio station music tracking web service

Create a web service where users can input the
title of a music track and find out which
(if any) radio station in the world is playing
it or will be playing it shortly. The service
would also give the digital frequency of the
channel so that users can locate the track more easily.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Free Idea # 165 - Resident Map software

Develop mapping software so that the user can
providing a house or building number and the
map's arrow will point directly to the location.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Free Idea # 164 - Customized radio and TV advertisement system

Organize a system for radio and TV programming
in which the consumer is given options as to
which generalized products and services they
would be interested in hearing about during
commercial breaks. Advertisers could then
access their target markets better and
advertising would be less of a nuisance for
listeners and viewers.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Free Idea # 163 - Temporary food restaurant

Install a temporary yet fully functioning fast
food restaurant such as McDonalds or KFC in a
remote, inhospitable location - the Hindu Kush,
a glacier in central Greenland or the Saharah
Desert, for example. As there would be no
custom, the installation would be a work of art.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Free Idea # 162 - Food over cook detection

Create a stove that senses when food is about
to burn or boil over and alerts the user. The
alert would kick in before the smoke alarm
activates or the pan creates a mess on the stove top.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Free Idea # 161 - Department stores web interfaces

Create a service where grocery and department
stores build web interfaces to their inventory
databases so that customers can search to see
if a store has an item in stock before they
leave home to
department stores.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Free Idea # 160 - SMS reference service for dinner

Launch an Short Message Service(SMS) based
service to help people shop for dinner in
supermarkets. By texting a main ingredient -
'lamb' or 'salmon' for example - they would
receive back a shopping list and instructions
to prepare a simple, tasty meal which could
include starter, dessert, main course and wine.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Free Idea # 159 - Fruit waxy sheen removing services

Provide free wipes for fresh fruit in
supermarkets for customers to remove the waxy
sheen and pesticide residues.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Free Idea # 158 - Toothpaste

Manufacture toothpaste that changes color when
the teeth are properly clean.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Free Idea # 157 - Email system

Allow an email system which, before the mail
is actually sent, indicates whether the
recipient is available to pick up their email
or whether an out of office auto reply will be
bounced back.
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Friday, April 4, 2008

Free Idea # 156 - Airline meals ordering system

Introduce a system where economy class airline
passengers can pre-select their meals using
colored overhead lights - green for chicken,
red for beef, for example. Flight attendants
can serve the meals without having to repeat
what's on the menu at every row.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Free Idea # 155 - Roof tile with solar cells

Manufacture a standard roof tile with embedded
solar cells. These could be interlocked so
that a roof could become a giant solar panel.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Free Idea # 154 - Shy guys dating service

Create a dating service where shy guys can hire
a woman to go on a date or spend the day with
in order to practice and build confidence with
being with women. The woman would act like a
real date and would make constructive
criticism at the end of the night.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Free Idea # 153 - Attached beer opener

Attach a bottle opener to the cardboard boxes
and plastic crates that beer is sold in. Beers
could then be opened at once without searching
for an opener, or using keys or teeth.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Free Idea # 152 - Public electricity utility meters

Place utility meters in a high profile place on
the outside wall of buildings to show people
how much electricity they are consuming. When
the information is public, householders might
make more or an effort to consume less.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Free Idea # 151 - 'guitar pit' at rock gigs

Introduce a 'guitar pit' at rock gigs where fans
can bring their own guitars, plug in to amps
and play along with the band.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Free Idea # 150 - Bi-lingual voice recognition toys

Develop a small electronic parrot with voice
recognition that repeats back words in a
different language. These could be bought for
children as toys and would encourage them to
become bi-lingual.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Free Idea # 149 - Speed ATMs

Install Speed ATMs which only allow cash
withdrawal. The ATMs would be in busy areas
and users will not be able to check balances,
order statements or pay bills, nor will the
machine will not issue receipts. There will
also be a time limit during which users must
enter their PIN and select the amount of cash
they need.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Free Idea # 148 - iTunes recording for internet radio

Add a record button to iTunes so that while
listening to internet radio, users can press
record and instantly save any audio directly
to the playlist.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Free Idea # 147 - GPS portable alarm

Develop a portable alarm that is based on a GPS
receiver rather than a clock. It could be set
to ring when it reaches a particular location.
People traveling on public transport could
snooze with confidence, knowing that they will
be woken at their destination.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Free Idea # 146 - Brake light on the front of vehicles

Place a brake light on the front of vehicles so
that incoming traffic or pedestrians can tell
when a car is slowing down.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Free Idea # 145 - Ethical credit card

Launch an ethical credit card that rewards
green purchases or donations to charities with
extended periods of interest free credit on
the card owner's account.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Free Idea # 144 - "Shake hands" lesson in schools

Introduce a lesson in schools where kids are
taught how to shake hands. Good, firm
'hilt to hilt' handshakes rather than limp
'fingers only' ones will be encouraged.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Free Idea # 143 - Free tattoos for medical information

Offer free tattoos which exhibit a person's
blood group, allergies, willingness to donate
organs and other essential medical information.
The tattoos would be discreet and would be
drawn under local anaesthetic.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Free Idea # 142 - The making of movie

Compile DVDs of the material normally used as
'extras' and sell them to moviegoers as they
leave the cinema. People could watch out-takes
and 'making of' features while the main movie
is still fresh in their minds.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Free Idea # 141 - Postpaid furniture payments

Arrange for delivery drivers to take payments for
furniture and white goods such as stoves and
refrigerators when they drop them off. This might
encourage stores to make deliveries when they say
they will rather than earning interest on
customers' money while leaving them waiting for
weeks on end.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Free Idea # 140 - Song information announced for iPod

Set up a feature on iPod Shuffles where the user
who cannot remember the name of the song - or the
artist - they are listening to can hit a button
and the information is announced electronically
through the headphones.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Free Idea # 139 - Replica manuals for products

Launch a company that provides replica boxes,
packaging and manuals for products being sold on
eBay which no longer have them.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Free Idea # 138 - Publish reviews of newspapers

Publish reviews of religious services in secular
newspapers. The reviews would be similar to those
for theatre and film and would give worshipers
an idea of what is on offer.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Free Idea # 137 - Nationwide network movement of vehicles

Create a nationwide network of sensors which track
the movement of vehicles. All vehicles would be
fitted with a unique signal and the sensors would
be able to trace exactly where a vehicle has been.
Only the Police would have access to the data
which would be used to trace stolen autos or to
verify alibis.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Free Idea # 136 - Itemize domestic power bills

Itemize domestic power bills. Seeing the expense
of keeping equipment on standby or lighting empty
rooms may help people change their energy habits.