2009-12-16 14:43 - 0 Comments

Air moves around us everyday and every breath we take flows through the atmosphere unseen. The Fun«Charger transforms the wind around us into immediately accessible electricity. In locations with dynamic air movement, like a subway station, the Fun«Charger encourages people to play with its moving parts. There is an array of colorful fins that spin with gusts of air. This rotational energy is then converted into electricity in front of spectators’ eyes. The Fun«Charger is an interactive experience that invites people to watch their breath generate energy.


Fun Brushing

2009-12-16 14:02 - 0 Comments

Kids hate brushing their teeth, well kids have some fun and some even more fun with the selection of assorted delicious toothpastes. This product offers a mini set of toothpastes that can be aimed at kids or adults depending on the dispenser and flavors. In this picture we are showing a more kid friendly version of the product. Submitted by Daniel Shemtob

Another sort of Tetris

Another sort of Tetris

2009-12-03 12:42 - 0 Comments

Recycling is getting more and more wide-spread. We will have learnt already how things are possible to be reused, how they should be sorted and where they should be put. However, more attention should still be paid to the recycling of batteries. We all use appliances for which batteries are needed. But when the batteries run down, what do we do with them? Sometimes we take them and throw them away in a box or a bin somewhere in an electric appliance shop. Why not playing a bit when throwing them away, though? All of us have once played Tetris, so why not playing it with run down batteries?


The Friendly Toilet

2009-11-24 15:53 - 0 Comments

One of the greatest problems in a house is the toilet. Men tend to leave the toilet seat up, and some don't even bother to take it up, with hygenic consequences. This toilet seat talks to the man, when he takes it up it shows interest in what he is doing ( "how was your day?" "have to go again?") and when the seat goes down again, the seat gives a compliment ("that was a good one" "you are really amazing") .
The exact messages depend upon the users. Some would probably like some more daring messages while others would be offended by them, and probably prefer more gallant messages.


The Bubble Machine

2009-12-16 09:18 - 0 Comments

The bubble machine would connect to the rear of the bicycle and physically tie in to the pedal gear near the front. A short tube on the back controls the air flow and allows the bubbles to exit from its end, again a visual similarity to the way exhaust leaves the back end of a car.
The bubbles are the opposite of peoples perception of exhaust. Instead of polluting the air, the bubbles appear to clean it. This becomes a visual pun on the idea of riding a bicycle as being a cleaner mode of transportation.

Submitted by John Vickers

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Trashketball Can

2009-11-23 16:01 - 0 Comments

How many times have we walked past a ton of trash sitting just feet from the nearest trash can? How hard would it have been to "pitch in"? Sadly, pitching in seems a chore. And yet, simply crumpling up a piece of paper seems to convert us: suddenly we're the Shaq Attack, and making baskets is our thing. This little psychological quirk is so strangely affecting that people around their world populate their iPhones with a virtual version of trashketball! With the trashketball can, we can turn a real life task into a really fun sport.


Bag Bank

2009-12-15 21:39 - 0 Comments

It is estimated that somewhere between 500 billion and one trillion plastic bags are consumed throughout the world each year and that by 1996, four out of every five grocery bags used were plastic (source: The Environmental Literacy Council)! But did you know that the production of paper bags generate 70% more air and 50 times more water pollutants than the production of plastic bags?

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The Elder SHAKE

2009-11-19 11:24 - 0 Comments

In many countries people enters the bus form its front door, making it easier for the driver to identify if there's an elder person getting in. People don't always give away their seats to an elder. The idea here is that when the driver sees an elder he will activate the ELDER SHAKE! button, making all the seats to shake a little bit to let people know they should give away their seat(s) to an elder person.

Submitted by Raphael Santos


LF Studio

2009-12-15 16:22 - 0 Comments

When it rains... Water would follow the track and go through the conduit into the container. People could make water spouting from a pipe while they pump the water from the container. While the water spouting into the plant on top with LED light inside, the LED light would light up the plant. The water would keep going through the pipe of the plant on top, slowly dropping and watering the real plant in the bottle under the cage. The remaining water would drop on conduit on the ground to irrigate trees and grass.


Subway Symphony

2009-12-16 17:34 - 0 Comments

The Theory: This idea is to encourage the average person to incorporate social music/rhythm/sound into their daily commute, instead of having everyone isolated in a personal bubble, This would hopefully lead to more interpersonal interaction, not necessarily through speaking but through music. The Plan: On a subway car, incorporate different areas which form different sounds. (snare drum, piano cords, guitar sounds, etc..) These areas can be anything from a pole, to a small section on the floor, or even part of a seat. They would be touch sensitive, and light up when touched.

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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 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.


Archie's Magic RE:ounderbutt Augur's Well

2009-12-03 12:14 - 0 Comments

Essentially a kids’ playground roundabout, with a large Archimedes screw within. A mixture of a mincer and the idea behind the African water pump concept. Using the energy of turning the roundabout (geared down if necessary) the lightweight, highly compressible materials are packed ever more tightly. Possible enhancements could include a facility to extract the end result in bales, thus enabling a never-ending constant feed process.

Submitted by Peter M


Musical Hand Wash

2009-12-16 15:43 - 0 Comments

Kids don't always wash their hands properly. A Musical Hand Wash featuring music, animal images and fun instructions is a great way to teach and to remind kids how to wash their hands properly. A musical welcome mat would start the step-by-step instructions for washing hands. A sink with an elephant for the faucet would be enticing and water would be released when a sensor detects hands under the trunk. Another sensor on the soap dispenser beside the sink would detect when soap has been released and music would play for 20 seconds.

Pedestrian Crossing Light

Pedestrian Crossing Light

2009-11-25 18:03 - 0 Comments

The TV screen will show short clips as long as there is red light.
Clips like funny stuff from youtube, parts from favorite tv shows etc.

That way people will enjoy standing in the red light rather then being bored and pissed at it (thus, walking while it's on).

Submitted by Yaron Stein



2009-11-20 10:48 - 1 Comment

Have a giant basketball hoop over a plastics recycle been in any public high school. Like your glass recycler...have the hoop make noise and total points as drink bottles are recycled.

Same idea...different format. Big pinball type apparatus drop in recyclable at top it bangs off appropriate pinball type obstacles finally ca-chinging as it drops into the bin for requisite points.

Submitted by Belinda Baker


Social Pedometer

2009-12-16 20:05 - 0 Comments

By using competition and social networking, we can make walking places more fun, encouraging fitness and a reduced reliance on cars for short trips. This is a pedometer (step-counter) that can be either an application for a smart phone or a separate USB device. It counts your steps through the day, then uploads them automatically to a website that tracks everyone's steps. On the website, you can compete against others, as well as create groups to compete against each other groups, so your office or school could have competitions within itself and with other schools and organizations.



2009-12-16 20:48 - 0 Comments

We have become disconnected from the way we generate power and have allowed the use of fossil fuels to become a primary contributor to global warming. Powertopia is a fun, educational playground that teaches children and their parents about renewable energy, the principles of power generation and energy storage. By harnessing the energy that children naturally produce on playgrounds, we can develop their intuition of renewable energy principles. This can ultimately lead to a change in the way children interact with power and understand electricity. Submitted by Oliver Haas


The Space Snack Rocket

2009-11-20 13:11 - 0 Comments

If we could get kids hooked on fruit and vegetables we would embed a healthy habit for life. My kids love ride-on toys. Every time we go to the supermarket I have to peel them off the ride-on tractor at the shopping mall, so what would happen if a ride-on toy dispensed fruit and veg? Imagine you are a kid again and you get to climb in a rocket that gives you a fun ride with lots of levers to pull and flashing lights and a song about going to the moon. A friendly alien then asks you which space snack you want.

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Spread Fun Not Germs

2009-12-15 21:34 - 0 Comments

In society today, there is a great deal of concern over the spread of germs and viruses. This “fear” is increased amongst people globally, by the widespread media attention & coverage of viruses such as H1N1.

On a daily basis, many people do not wash their hands after using the bathroom, or before consuming food. In airports, we have noticed that fewer people wash their hands after using the bathroom, than people who are using public bathrooms elsewhere. We believe that this occurs, because people are often in a rush when travelling.


Pedestrian bridge

2009-12-16 14:31 - 0 Comments

The project arose from a problematic situation, pedestrians in the streets of Mexico: the unconsciousness of people to cross the street by any places instead of using the pedestrian bridges.