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I bet you can't

2009-11-30 16:05 - 0 Comments

A “I bet you can’t “ campaign to spread over the most different issues, such as doing more exercise but also taking care of the environment. Fun is game, game is challenge. People are much more intrigued and motivated if they are ‘teased’. Messages can be displayed on car hangers, stickers, sidewalk signs, public toilets, etc.

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Talking Crosswalks

2009-11-04 14:12 - 0 Comments

This is a simple but very sensible idea. Not only does it incorporate visuals but cross walks will now include sound to make them safer for people with impaired vision. When the button is pressed the speakers greet simply "You have activated the crosswalk" then following could be local weather, or simple facts about life that are updated from time to time. Ending it would say "It is now safe to cross. Thank you for your patience".
This would not only keep people from jaywalking and endangering other motorists, but also give them some knowledge. Submitted by Trevor C. J. Ruff

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Trashmagazign

2009-12-16 20:35 - 0 Comments

Imagine you and I everyhwhere, children and adults alike, gathering leaves, newspaper, cereal boxes, grass, papyrus, "plastic" or anything with fiber or oil in it. Take all this MUST BE TRASH & throw it in THEtrashmagMIXER@HOMEbag.com which pulps whatever you incorporate & combines it with some glue, or tree (pine-needles) sap, or we could even add our own special ingredient (TBA) for a small free. In minutes, out comes multi-colored-sheets of paper. 'Sow' now, you & the rest of the kids can planet, SELL it, share'em, BUY'em &/or give away your HOME MADE bags.

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The Giga Machine Gum

2009-12-16 18:41 - 0 Comments

Nobody's waiting to find a bin to throw an old gum, it's easier to throw it in the street, anywhere in the street.
It's amazing the number of old chewing gums that is stuck on the ground, a billion of small colored spots living on the pavement. When the gum is quite new, it follow you home and stick everywhere to finally make a mess.

Dispose a plexiglass box in a park or in a street where pedestrians are passing by.

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Crosswalk in memory of the King

2009-12-15 23:38 - 0 Comments

Crosswalks are everywhere where we need them, but paradoxically people prefer to cross the street on other places, even when the crosswalk is only few meters away. This causes accidents.

In the videoclip from Michael Jacksons „Billie Jean“, he walks on a path and everything he touches lights up. I always found that fascinating, specially the lights on the floor.

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´Til the Last Breath

2009-12-16 09:22 - 0 Comments

´Til the last breath. The aim is to persuade the smoker to cast the stubs at the right place. The ashtray screen will give a random emoticon+sound answer when activated, rewarding the citizen for his kind act with a positive and funny gesture, trying to put a smile upon the smoker´s face.

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Batterize

2009-12-16 16:11 - 0 Comments

This is a fun way to encourage people to recycle their batteries rather than throw them in the garbage. It is a pinball machine called BATTERIZE. Instead of using money and a pinball you put a used battery into BATTERIZE and play the game with the battery. You gain points by hitting targets that are photographs of electronics which use batteries. The goal is to fully charge your 'game' battery...and you have a helping and encouraging hand from the narrator who tells you what's going on. The end result? It's a fun way to collect used batteries and dispose of them correctly.

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Snapshot crossing

2009-12-16 19:13 - 0 Comments

What could make waiting for green light at a road crossing more fun? This simple fix will appeal to people´s love of having their photograph taken. If you cross by red light nothing will happen. But if you wait until the little green man turns up you'll have your photo taken as you cross - just like when riding a roller coaster! The snapshots will be displayed on a big screen on a nearby house side - for you to enjoy fifteen seconds of fame!
Submitted by Jessica Olsson.

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Bus Stop Travelator

2009-12-16 09:03 - 0 Comments

Waiting in line at bus stops could be a breeze. With the travelator, one doesn't have to wait agitatedly for the person in front to get into the bus. Moreover, there won't be any rude pushings. This travelator has a coordinated foot sensor start/stop control system, just like the conveyor belt at the supermarket cashier's. This way, people won't tumble over each other. A bus stop travelator will save time and encourage politeness by queuing up at the bus stop. Submitted by Jenn.

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Outside living room

2009-12-15 20:20 - 0 Comments

Do you like watching TV?
Why do we have to find new ways to have fun if we can take old "ways" and change it? Nowadays watching a lot of TV is a habit of most of the population.
We want to bring people together again and get them outside to have fun by watching the "real world".
Putting large couches and empty TV boxes in puplic places encourages people to sit down and arouse interest in their surroundings again. Submitted by Simon Scherer.

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Buddy

2009-12-15 17:29 - 0 Comments

Our modern live is full of mobile electric devices. But all those devices needs electricity. Too much energy, at a time where we have global ecologic problems. Based on the concept of zero-emission multimedia, it was created a static device, where you can produce and get your own green energy - Instantly Spinning his wheel you produce the energy. The touchscreen, which is positioned at the head is an interactive panel to communicate with Buddy. Through this he gives you the instructions for use, It shows you the quantity of produced energy, and for what you can use it.

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Traffic Hero

2009-12-16 18:31 - 0 Comments

Above the normal button to push when you are waiting for a trafficlight, there are now 4 (depends) extra buttons. Each button refers to a drivelane in front of you. You can recognize this by the matching colors. When a vehicle drives over your walkinglane the button lights up. When you push the lightend button, you hear a, depending on the vehicle, truckhorn, carhorn or bicycle bel. Under the normal waitinglight you see two more lights with a number written in it. Left being your score, right being the highscore.
Submitted by Bas Pronk

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Detect Dirty Hands

2009-12-16 09:51 - 0 Comments

How can we make people wash their hands after using public toilets? A new doorknob could be the solution for this problem: After using the toilet, you have to touch the doorknob in order to unlock and open the door. So a doorknob with a stamp on its backside could put some colour or a funny message on your hand. The ink can easily be washed off with some water and soap - but of course, it will remain for a while if you do not wash your hands. So everybody can see that your hands are still dirty.

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Slide It Doormat

2009-12-15 20:34 - 0 Comments

People tend to pass doormats in public entrances without actively cleaning their shoes. This is a problem, especially in winter, since the shoes are more dirty during the rainy season. The aim was to motivate people opening slide doors with funny and unusual movements. Therefore we combined the unlock mechanism of a fruit labeled communication device with a doormat. Not only tech savvy pedestrians used the mat, but also average people adopted the unlock mechanism intuitively.

Submitted by Tim Mackerodt.

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Fun Mystery Bag Recycler

2009-12-16 20:39 - 0 Comments

Hi! My name is Steve and I'm a bunny. I speak for fun and nature. This video will show you how I would like to use the fun theory to help end an ecological problem for me and my animal friends. Using fun to encourage recycling plastic bags, we can brighten peoples days, help animals and reduce the use of plastic world wide. Please take a look and thank you for your time!

Submitted by Steve Oswanski

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Purifying Waterflute

2009-12-09 10:55 - 0 Comments

Can a sanitizing water instrument save lives? Two million children die each year in developing countries from drinking unsafe water.* Despite numerous cheap and effective treatment technologies,* water continues to be consumed untreated. Studies* show that many poor people are skeptical of the link between water quality and the deaths of their children. Thus, the problem of providing safe water to children is not one of technology, but of a lack of incentive,* or a lack of fun! What if we could make it fun to sanitize drinking water?

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Artistic Voting

2009-12-15 22:00 - 0 Comments

Democracy is participation.
Participation is the active engagement of an individual within his community.
Individuals like to engage in things that are fun... Why not make democracy more fun?
Submitted by Thomas Toedtling

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Exchange spot

2009-12-16 13:22 - 0 Comments

Why spend your money on new stuff? Why throw away things you don't need? How about you could trade your old stuff for a perfectly good object that someone's not using anymore?
Meet new people , save money and energy needed to produce new things , keep track of your old belongings ( how they travel around the world ) and have fun while doing it!
Submitted by Mateusz Szymanowski.

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Falling Tower of Pisa

2009-12-07 11:24 - 0 Comments

Every year millions of batteries get thrown into the garbage. It creates tons of garbage and the heavy metals contaminate the ground water. Batteries can easily be recycled, but not everyone does that. The solution is to make it fun to return batteries by using the children’s game ‘Tower of Pisa’. The goal of the game. The player has to add as many batteries to the different levels of the tower. Since the bottom of the tower has a slightly rounded form, the tower has a tendency to tip over if it is not properly balance.

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Hubcap Wind Turbine

Hubcap Wind Turbine

2009-11-20 10:27 - 0 Comments

All wheels turn. Save energy by creating a new form of hybrid that implements the concept of wind as a supplemental source of energy to make the vehicle run. Your hubcaps are the wind turbines, the propellers so to speak create the wind force needed and directed to narrow wind tubes that channel the wind generated by your moving tires to power your vehicle. Your reward is higher mileage for your gas usage.

Submitted by Janet Mohamed

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