The recycling hockey table purpose is to make people to throw their empty cans in the correct bin in order to recycle them. The difference with this table is that you can play and get fun with a can before you throw it away; the can will be the disc and when you score it will go to a close deposit in the table’s bottom.
Submitted by Nayeli Bernal
Use an ergometric bike (fitness bike) to generate electric energy for a bus/train/ferry stop. All types of users and public can ride a bike while waiting for public transportation, where the mechanical energy provided by the user is transformed in electric energy and used in the illumination of the bus/train stop at night. The advertising display is also transformed in a video game screen. According to the distances covered by the users, the battery bar in the screen is filled until the “champion” completes the whole bar.
The health habits of the young are getting worse. Instead of getting some physical activity they would rather play computer games or chit-chat in café. However, there is a way to change it. Why not to use the spare time between lectures for entertaining dancing lessons free of charge? All that is needed is TV screen set up somewhere in corridor, DVD with special software, a mirror, and an audio output for headphones (not to increase the level of noise in school). More physical activity equals better health. Submitted by Wojtek Kucz
The use of the bicycle as a daily transport system is not a new idea. Everybody knows the health and environmental benefits of riding a bicycle. But several constrains, such as weather uncertainty, urban street morphology, traffic hazards, and even laziness, all have a significant impact in the – limited – use of the bicycle in urban areas.
Most batteries become highly hazardous at the end of their useful life.
Therefore it is necessary to collect them for appropriate disposal or recycling.
The idea is to make an eye-catching mechanism (similar to the one in Charlie Chaplins movie ‘Modern Times’) that is activated through batteries. Every inserted battery makes the mechanism turn for several seconds. The more batteries are inserted, the longer the machine is working. Submitted by Bernhard Neuwirth and Alina Avscharova
Problem: People don’t do exercise because they are too lazy or “too tired”. They also say their feet are tired and hurt.
Solution: If people complain they are too tired and use that as an excuse to not exercise, they will have no excuse because this shoe gives you a massage while you are walking, but it has a sensor that feels that you are actually walking, so that if you are not walking it won’t give you a massage.
Let’s make it fun to scoop dog poop! “Lucky Dog” will be a dog-shaped garbage bin that when used will bark at the user and issue a fortune cookie dog treat with the dog’s fortune for the day. Lucky Dog fortunes could include “You will be receiving a treat in the near future. Lucky Dog!” and “Dog-butt ahead. Lucky Dog!” A bag dispenser could be a source of income or simply free to encourage pick-ups. Since dog walks happen near meal times, restaurants could advertise on the bin or cookie wrapper. They could say something like “Congratulations!
I want to create a mobile, sectional pipe organ that can be installed and performed anywhere, turning the space itself into a unique, reactive instrument. A large portion of the project will be public installations, allowing people to see, play, and experience the instrument for themselves. The idea is to inform people about an awesome instrument that is little understood and seldom played with by creating a invasive and interactive version that can be played by anyone. I've designed a pipe organ in which each pipe is independent, connected along to a central air supply through a long hose.
Rainbow Race Treadmill is a fun way to exercise. We took the concept of Nintendo Mario Kart and applied it to a treadmill. While running on the treadmill, the runner will focus on a screen in front of the treadmill that displays the rainbow race track in Mario Kart. Also, the treadmill itself has a rainbow pattern to imitate the idea that the runner is actually running on the rainbow race track. The runner can get bonuses while running, which creates an enjoyable running experience. The runner can go as fast or slow as she or he wants to accommodate all ages and exercise abilities.
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.
Our entry is a sweets vending machine that teaches social responsibility. It gives you the choice of how much you pay. The amount you pay doesn't affect the amount of sweets you get, but the amount of sweets the next people will get. The change is small but cumulative. If people are selfish and pay less money, at the end of the day the machine will be dispensing a very small amount of sweets. If people work for the greater good, at the end of the day they'll be getting lots of sweets for their money. Inskickad av Euan Mils.
Step right up to the green ice cream stall! Just choose your flavours and put into the tiny ice cream maker. Jump on the bike and pedal hard for 5 minutes. When you're finished you'll be ready for some delicious freshly made ice cream! Submitted by Matthew Venn
Moving because it's fun, not because you have to. The idea is to make billboards and posters in the city or at the office with an activity on there. Moving is fun! are tasks/activitites you can preform during your daily routine. While outside or at work. The tasks are very simple and don't cost you a lot of extra time. You don't need extra material, just use the surroundings of the city or the office. For example: when you walk in the city walk only on the white stripes of a zebracrossing.
BAD BEHAVIOR: Toys cluttering the house and no one picking up toys. HOW TO CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR IN A FUN AND ENTERTAINING WAY: A device similar to a wastebasket would be placed on top of the toy box or toy storage container. This device would have a simple counter that counts the number of toys per second or minute that were put into the container. As the number increases the device will get louder and louder with bells and whistles to encourage the children to put away the toys.
Both of the idea authors admire taking a shower, not together though :) However, we have rarely thought of how much water we usually consume ineffectively by spending 30 min under the shower. After discussing this issue with other "shower-lovers" it became obvious that the primary reason for spending 30min in the shower is the lack of any time reminders around. To solve this problem and to make keeping time more fun to do, we decided to introduce a "traffic light" system for the sink or the shower, but call it "water light".
On the way home from work at least one local supermarket shopping trolley (Shopping cart) has made its way up the street and onto the front lawn of our local housing project. Invariably the cart will sit there for a week and attract other carts until the local council has to collect and return them at a cost. Some times they’re so badly damaged they just get thrown away. Large shopping centers can generate up to 200 missing shopping trolleys a day and one Australian business that tracks and returns shopping trolleys receives on average 1000 phone calls a week from the public.
When it is raining, most of the big scale shopping malls would place an "umbrella plastic bag stand" at the entrances, prevent the wet umbrellas bring the water to make the floor slippery. Even it would prevent accidents, but it produces loads of plastic bags in a very short time when the customers leave the mall.
Instead we can use Dog the dryer!
Bigger umbrella can use a bigger size dog.
Smaller dog for a rather short umbrella.
Just simply place the wet umbrella into the dog body,
grab the tail of th dog, then,
Disposing of dog poo is an issue that needs to be addressed is our cities and parks. It is not a pleasant activity, so dog owners need some fun encouragement for them to pick up their dog's poo. We have designed a dog poo bin that offers fun encouragement for adults and children alike. With its flashing LED display and sounds, owners are encouraged to place dog poo in the bin using the bags provided. Upon disposal, a hydrogen sulfide detector analyses the smell of the dog's droppings and gives it a fun smelly score, rating it against all the dogs in the park!
The main idea is to encourage people to donate used books using fun, music and interactivity!
A collecting depository will be installed on a very crowded street or avenue. On the top of the machine, a big and wide LCD screen with cameras shows the message bellow.
“Books are light and imagination. Share them and be a star!”
When a book is deposited, the donor chooses a kind of music (jazz, rock, pop, mambo, classic, etc.). After pressing the rhythm button, music starts and the image of the public is displayed by the LCD Screen.