Monday, June 29, 2009

Free Idea # 250 - Waterproof mist

Invent a mist that could be sprayed over eye make-up to keep
it waterproof and prevent it smudging.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Free Idea # 249 - Forum duplicate post check

Add a search function to the 'post new thread' function on internet
forums, using the subject as key words. If the search function finds
a very similar post, it warns the user, helping them not repost
the same old debates.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Free Idea # 248 - Remote Game Station controller

Manufacture a small remote display that sets off a timer and
lights up when a Playstation, Xbox, etc. is being played. Parents
wanting to limit their child's gaming time - especially when the
hardware is in the child's bedroom - would be able to press an
override function on the monitoring device that would block use
of the gaming device until a parental lock key is entered.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Free Idea # 247 - Durable clockwork photocopier

Invent a durable clockwork photocopier that could be used by
disaster relief teams in areas where regular power supplies are
unavailable. This almost indestructible 'Hummer among photocopiers'
would be water and dust resistant, and capable of operating in
extreme cold, heat, and humidity. Dissemination of low-tech
paper-based information in the precious first few hours and days
after a major disaster would enhance co-ordination of the relief
effort and, ultimately, save lives.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Free Idea # 246 - Cold water bottle

Invent a cold water bottle - the opposite of a hot water bottle -
that would help keep the user cool during oppressively hot nights.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Free Idea # 245 - Color-code road surfaces

Color-code road surfaces to warn of imminent bends, turns, concealed
intersections, etc. The sudden change in the color of the road - running
for one kilometer up to the potential hazard - would indicate what lies
ahead and, by so doing, would encourage drivers to pay due care and
attention. This innovation should reduce the number of accidents and
other mishaps.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Free Idea # 244 - Video game with moral concept

Design a video game where the player experiences the significant
legal and moral consequences of violent acts such as robbery and
murder that are glamorized in other games. After committing a
crime a player's gaming character would be arrested and would
go through the criminal justice system, experiencing the
humiliation involved. The player would also see their victims or
their surviving relatives talking about the impact crime has had
on their lives.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Free Idea # 243 - Auto focusing webcam

Develop a pendant, webcam, and accompanying software such
that, when the pendant is worn, the webcam would automatically
follow and focus on the wearer. This might be especially helpful
for people with a visual impairment who want to video conference
but cannot tell whether they are in shot or in focus, and for anyone
else who teaches or entertains via a webcam but likes to move
around as they work.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Free Idea # 242 - TV remote control detector

Add a button to the back of a TV that when pressed would
cause the remote control to beep to help locate it when lost.
A bank of other buttons on the back of the TV could be
pre-programmed to make locatable chips attached to other items -
satelite and cable clickers, house keys, car keys, cell phones, etc.