Monday, July 27, 2009

Free Idea # 256 - ATM emergency pin number

Issue all ATM users with an additional 'emergency' pin number
which, when entered, would immediately and silently alert the

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Free Idea # 255 - Washing machine with washing powder 'bullets'

Create a labor-saving box of washing powder that looks and
works like a machine gun magazine. The box of washing powder
'bullets' would be inserted into the top of a compatible washing
machine which would then automatically calculate the amount
of powder needed for each wash, e.g. one, two or three bullets.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Free Idea # 254 - Exercise machines with calories burned detail

Manufacture cardiovascular exercise machines which, in addition
to showing numerical data about time, intensity, speed, distance,
etc. would show images of food products equivalent to the calories
burned off. Display options might include 'fruit and vegetables',
'sweet treats', 'meat and dairy' or 'drinks', allowing the exercise
machine to be pre-programmed with a target number of bananas,
jam donuts, hot dogs or pints of lager to be exercised away.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Free Idea # 253 - Paper shredders with multiple bins

Develop paper shredders that would automatically split shredding
between two or more bins. Users could empty each bin at different
times or in different places, reducing the chance of a fraudster being
able to recover a complete bank statement or other confidential

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Free Idea # 252 - Door with magnetic dry-wipe whiteboard

Convert all internal doors in schools, offices, and homes into
magnetic dry-wipe whiteboards. Each would serve as a reminder
center, taking pressure off congested kitchen notice boards and
overcrowded refrigerator doors.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Free Idea # 251 - iPod with Bluetooth

Develop an iPod that could share music files using Bluetooth
technology. People in public places would be able to browse,
borrow, barter, and buy other people's available files. This
function could be named iShare.