Monday, August 23, 2010

Free Idea # 333 - Online dialect and language database

Record the same simple sentence in every dialect and language in the world as permanent online database of what the world's people sound like.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Free Idea # 332 - Disposable clothes

Produce disposable, breathable lightweight linings for clothes that can allow frequent use while traveling.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Free Idea # 331 - Weight detectors in cars

Extend the functionality of seat belt detectors in cars so they display the weight of each occupant on the dashboard. Users may then be encouraged to get out of the car and walk more often, helping themselves and the environment.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Free Idea # 330 - Public shower and locker rooms

Open public shower and locker rooms on business parks and in other office areas for the use of runners and cyclists.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free Idea # 329 - Camping plates with layers of biodegradable film

Design camping plates with layers of biodegradable film that can be peeled off to reveal a clean surface each time.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Free Idea # 328 - Plant pots which alert when water needed

Place probes in plant pots which alert when the plant needs water.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Free Idea # 327 - Miniature smart phone

Develop a miniature smart phone which projects it's 'screen' onto any plain surface. Users would touch the projected screen rather than the phone.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Free Idea # 326 - Allow SIM card in public payphones

Allow cellphone users who are out of battery to insert their SIM card in public payphones to call their contacts.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Free Idea # 325 - Cell phone signal booster

Create a cell phone signal booster for basements, apartment buildings and office buildings. Wireless hubs on each floor would connect users to a stronger signal outside the building.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free Idea # 324 - Programmable kettle

Manufacture a kettle that can be programmed to switch off when the water reaches a particular temperature, not just boiling point.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Free Idea # 323 - Themed Karaoke Resort

Establish a Karaoke Resort Island offering vacations for every budget. Big money, singer-themed bedrooms (e.g. Madonna Suite, Elvis Penthouse) would include costumes and instant access to millions of songs in hundreds of languages. Middle budget rooms would have fewer frills. Hostel dorms would involve lots of people sleeping on the floor and sharing a mic.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Idea # 322 - Breakfast cart business

Start a breakfast cart business based on the hotdog stand business model. Place carts in high pedestrian traffic areas to provide commuters with quick, hot breakfast sandwiches to go.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Free Idea # 321 - Sunscreen applicator for sunbathers

Create a sunscreen applicator for sunbathers who have no one to apply sunscreen to their backs. The device would have a long handled tube containing sunscreen with a release button on the handle. A sponge-like applicator would be on the end to rub on the hard-to-reach areas of the back. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Free Idea # 320 - Eco-friendly car powered by fingernails

Invent an eco-friendly car powered by fingernails instead of fossil fuels. The vehicle would contain a keratin combustion engine capable of harnessing the methane and hydrogen found in hair, nails, claws, horns, feathers, and the dead outer layers of skin cells.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Free Idea # 319 - Alcohol Purchase ID

Introduce a special Alcohol Purchase ID that would be have to be used by any adult wanting to purchase booze in a shop, restaurant, club or bar. The APID could be temporarily invalidated by police for alcohol-related misdemeanors, by accident/emergency rooms for alcohol-related injuries, or voluntarily by alcoholics wanting extra help to kick the habit.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Free Idea # 318 - Barcode car license plates

Make car license plates that are just big bar codes, then give traffic cops powerful long-range 'bar code reader guns' so they can shoot license plates as they drive around and find stolen cars, bad guys with outstanding arrest warrants, etc.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Free Idea # 317 - Interactive travel website

Launch an travel website where users input two destinations and their preferred time of arrival and departure. The site would then scan a database of bus, train and air timetables to show the most suitable journey. If no public transport options are available, the site would calculate the estimated cost of cabs or other private hire vehicles. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Free Idea # 316 - Environmentally friendly Bike Limos

Introduce a fleet of Environmentally friendly Bike Limos to take people around cities at night. The limos would seat around eight people. The bikes would be an easy way to transport groups people to bars across town.  Environmentally friendly Bike Limos can reduce carbon emissions,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Free Idea # 315 - Power sockets at public place

Introduce power sockets on sidewalks, bus stations, parks where the public can access them. Users would buy a membership card which would allow them to recharge electric vehicles and power vacuum cleaners and electric tools at street level.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Free Idea # 314 - In-built tracking system at car components

Install, as standard, a resilient in-built tracking system in the engine, body, wheels, and other key components of every car, such that a cell phone or computer could track individual parts of the vehicle separately. This would allow the police, or an organization specifically created to track down stolen cars, to find them even after they have been abandoned, dismantled, torched, or crushed.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Free Idea # 314 - Tree limbs power generator

Manufacture cheap, tiny accelerometer-like devices to be places on the tips of tree limbs. As the wind blows the branch back and forth, the device's load would rock, generating power.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Free Idea # 313 - Location of movie

Embed code into movies which would relay the location of every scene on a map to mobile devices.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Free Idea # 312 - Collision warning system for cars and trucks

Create a collision warning system for cars and trucks. The sensor would measure its speed relative to objects in front of it and alert the driver of a possible crash. The sensor would even send an audible alert through in-car audio speakers and/or to the driver's cell phone (if one or both were being used).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Free Idea # 311 - GPS system for shopping cart

Add a small onboard computer and GPS system to shopping cart handles. The system would allow shoppers to select key items they wish to purchase and would then offer journey options, e.g. 'quick shop' - which would provide the fastest/shortest route around the store to purchase the required items, and 'calorie burn' - which would provide a deliberately circuitous route around the store. The LCD display would show key data: distance traveled in store, time taken, average speed, estimated calories burned, etc.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Free Idea # 310 - Website for backup mobile phone data

Develop a website which allows mobile phone users to backup
and access text messages, voicemails, and address book. This
would be invaluable for people who have lost or forgotten
their phone - they would probably pay a premium for the

Monday, March 15, 2010

Free Idea # 309 - iPhone network printers

Create an iPhone application that would allow users to print
to a designated network of printers in any town or city.
iPhone compatible printers might, for example, be located
in cyber cafes, hotel lobbies, railway stations, supermarkets,
and dry cleaning stores, as well as outlets for well-known
print and reprographics franchises. iPhone users would simply
order a print job from their phone at the location most
convenient for them.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free Idea # 308 - Underground fireproof shelters

Incorporate underground fireproof shelters in all homes
built in areas that suffer forest fires. The shelters would
have storage for food and water, an oxygen supply, and
a radio transmitter.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Free Idea # 307 - USB-style port on alarm clocks

Create a USB-style port on alarm clocks, allowing users to
add all sorts of extensions which may work better than the
alarm itself, from bright lights to electric shocks to squirts
from a water bottle, and then swap them out at will.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free Idea # 306 - Microwaves with 'standing periods' programmed

Create microwaves that can have 'standing periods'
programmed in, so that when a microwave meal says
something like 'Heat for 4 minutes, stand for 1 minute,
heat for 2 minutes, stand for 1 minute', the microwave
could be programmed and left until the meal is done.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Free Idea # 305 - Tasty sugar-free loppy pop medicines

Launch a range of tasty sugar-free loppy pop medicines for
children (and adults). Different flavors would treat different
symptoms like sore throat, fever, runny nose, etc. The
simultaneous launch of a range of parallel placebo medi-pops
might also be appreciated by parents and carers who want
to give tangible reassurance to a 'poorly' person.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Idea # 304 - Pair every baby born for 'birthday pal'

Pair every baby born with a baby from a different country
born on the same day. Each baby would receive information
on their 'birthday pal' until the children are old enough to
communicate with one another if they so wish.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Free Idea # 303 - Place microphones and speakers at car dashboard

Place microphones and speakers in the dashboard and rear
side-panels inside cars, so that passengers in the back can
hear and join in with the conversation happening in the front.
This in-car intercom would mean people would no longer
have to lean over to hear what others are saying.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Free Idea # 302 - Reverse hearing aid

Produce an anti-hearing aid that would function in the
opposite way to a traditional hearing aid. When turned up
sounds would be muted, allowing the user to reduce the
volume of, for example, an irate boss, an elderly relative's
television set or a next door neighbor's drum rehearsals.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Free Idea # 301 - Place gymnastic matting under carpet

Place gymnastic matting under carpets in the homes of older
people who tend to fall down and break bones more easily.
Then, when they fall, they would be more likely to have a
soft landing.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Free Idea # 300 - Alarm clock that monitor the dream

Create an alarm clock that could monitor brain wave activity
to sense someone having a nightmare. People who suffer from
not being able to rouse themselves from a frightening dream
could program the alarm clock to rescue them.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Free Idea # 299 - Embed a chip for pharmaceuticals

Embed a chip in each package of pharmaceuticals that could
only be read by a specific scanner sold to legitimate pharmacies
and hospitals. This 'thumbprint' would help deter the counterfeit
drugs that are now being sold to wholesalers who then sell them
on to pharmacies and hospitals.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Free Idea # 298 - One key for open and lock anything

Make life simpler by giving every living person just one key
that would open and lock anything and everything they owned.
The 'One Key' would open their house front door, their car,
their garage, their garden shed, their bike lock, etc. Imagine
how good it would be to only ever need to carry one key.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Free Idea # 297 - Indicator for check quality of milk

Coat the inside of milk bottles with a lining which changes
color depending on the condition of the milk. Green would
mean it is okay to drink but as the milk begins to sour the
green would turn through amber to red, warning the
potential drinker that the curdled milk is off.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Free Idea # 296 - Olfactory alarm clock

6Create an olfactory alarm clock that would wake sleepy people
by emitting a range of odors. Scent settings could include
pleasant fragrances (e.g. cinnamon buns, coffee, pancakes,
Chanel No. 5) and repugnant stenches (e.g. skunk musk,
rotting flesh, burning food, stinky feet). And - just for fun! -
the 'Wake Up And Smell The Coffee' clock would invite people
to input their own smells as well.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Free Idea # 295 - Car dashboard clock that follow time zone

Design new cars and trucks with dashboard clocks that
automatically adjust the time displayed whenever daylight
savings information changes or a vehicle enters a new time
zone. In-car chronometers would be updated via data
streamed from GPS satellites, thus removing the temptation
for people to manually re-program their dashboard clock
whilst driving.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Free Idea # 294 - Baby's mattress that emulate parent breathing

Manufacture a baby's mattress that rises and falls gently to
emulate the breathing of a parent. So that the can baby easy
fall asleep themselve.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Free Idea # 293 - Floaty soap bar

Sell a range of soap bars that float so they don't get lost in the
bath. One obvious way of making floaty soap - other than
choosing ingredients that are less dense than water - is to
add air bubbles to each bar during the manufacturing process.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Free Idea # 292 - High quality 3D CCTV

Fight crime by obtaining high quality (even 3D) images of law
breakers by creating a computer program that tracks faces
across each frame of CCTV to produce a composite image
instead of a simple fuzzy freeze-frame snapshot.