Balanced stairways

2009-10-27 14:39 - 0 Comments

The idea consists in using gravity to make an escalator without using electrical energy.
It can be used in a place where people want to go up and down, like the entrance of a subway.
We concentrate people that want to go down in a platform, then the people that want to go up stay in another platform .

These platforms are connected by pulleys in order to guarantee that the weight of people wanting to go down will generate enough potential energy to move the platform with people that want to go up.

The balance can be upheld by cords, that people can pull to control the movement.

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Trash target

2009-12-15 21:36 - 0 Comments

The Trash target is to prevent people to throw away their trash on the streets. When people want to throw away their garbage they can aim and throw. Different melodies will play depending where the person hits. If a person hit the middle besides playing the winning melody the lights will blink.
Submitted by Carina Lindberg

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Hula Hoop Alarm Clock

2009-11-19 12:10 - 0 Comments

Instead of getting up by a blasting and annoying sound, customized jokes (diverse) should hit the first note. After an increasingly drifting laugh the user should turn off the "alarm" by hula hooping it with whichever part of her/his body she/he wants to exercise. Thus, the product won't only promote a funner but healthier morning wake up.

Submitted by Francisco Ramirez-Rosales

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Saliva Reading Machine

2009-12-15 15:23 - 0 Comments

Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.

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Dog Peeing Zone Station

2009-12-16 11:36 - 0 Comments

There are thousands of residents in New York City who have dogs for pets. People carry plastic bags to pick up after their dogs but there is no clean up for urine. Urine is very acidic, and destroys concrete sidewalks, plants and trees. Acid from urine eats right through the bark of a tree, and cambial zone straight to the wood zone, which destroys the trees defense system. Urine also contains a lot of salt that deprives the plants of water and burns their roots.

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Traffic Light Movie

2009-12-16 10:09 - 0 Comments

Many cities, especially crowded ones, are having a problem - the crossing of the streets on not allowed zones, or while the pedestrian traffic light is red, that way creating dangerous situations for themselves and other participants in traffic. One of the solution would be - the entertainment. While waiting at the traffic light, the pedestrians could entertain themselves watching a short movie on special designated mini displays installed on the traffic light itself. The variety of the movies should be vast, and it should be achieved by creating a lot of movies.

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Solution to a Dirty Problem

2009-12-16 09:35 - 0 Comments

ICK, germs! They can make you sick. Very sick! Germs (viruses and bacteria in this case) cause respiratory and stomach ailments ranging from drippy noses and mild sore throats to life threatening illnesses such as diarrhea, flu and pneumonia. We spread germs quickly, mostly by touching our nose, eyes, mouth and other people. If people would thoroughly wash their hands for twenty seconds every time they use a public restroom, the number of those illnesses could be greatly reduced. Who says?

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Useful Bus Stop

2009-12-15 18:44 - 0 Comments

It is known that waiting at the bus stops for people becomes boring. In most cases, people spend this precious time in vain.

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Stub Earth Rescue

2009-11-19 13:50 - 0 Comments

Problem tackled: Reducing the cigarette litter in front of public places.
Solution: Make it fun to stub out a cigarette in an ashtray. On the tray is mounted a video screen where some funny aliens are floating around. The screen is equipped with some kind of heat sensing. The goal is to kill aliens by stubbing out cigarettes on them, but aliens flee when they feel some heat, enriching the game with a feedback loop. Funny sounds or animations can be added depending on whether the alien was hit, missed or burned.

Submitted by Nils Oj

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Who Wants to be the Best Student?

2009-12-16 16:41 - 0 Comments

This is an interesting fun way to make people get interested about the subject of the course. The teacher devide the classroom into groups-teams that after the lecture will compete each other with the help of a computer (would be like the Photoplay machines). If the group paid attention to the lecture they will be able to answer all the questions of the machine and get the prize which will be not to get examined the next day in that subject!

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A Book at Every Bus Stop

2009-12-16 21:05 - 0 Comments

Imagine that you never had the time to read. You forgot what it was like to absorb a new book. & your friend Jodi, at work, never reads. Imagine you get so tired driving home you’re worried about your reflexes & so irritated fighting traffic in the morning your blood pressure is going up. And you watch the dark, billowing cloud coming out of your exhaust pipe like it’s eating away at the clean air all around your house. Imagine that you wanted to relax, slip into another world, learn something, play, imagine.

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Fun Recycling

2009-11-23 16:34 - 0 Comments

To encourage people to recycle, recycling machines need to serve more than their actual function. The Better day recycling machine rewards the user by telling him different kinds of information regarding the amount of recycling done. In Canada, you get back a deposit while returning empty bottles (plastic or glass). While having the cash back through a receipt, the Better day recycling machine speaks out a sentence and prints it out as the usual receipt gets out. From 1 to 5 bottles the user gets a message to brighten his day (You are a wonderful person).

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Tinkle Target

2009-11-19 15:46 - 0 Comments

Little boys need some fun. Especially when they go number one. A target for aiming the stream will keep the floor just a bit more clean. I suggest even upping the ante, and have sensors in the target where the longer they can "Keep their aim" the more points they get... Points that can get them some sort of reward. Submitted by Nelson Pitlor.

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HAPPY Used Batteries Container

2009-12-16 15:19 - 0 Comments

In México and the world is quite difficult to find places to throw used batteries. Moreover is boring and tedious take it to this collection points. It will always be most easy to throw them with all the other garbage. But not always will be more fun that throw them into a container that can make you feel good, make you feel happy and achieve a smile in your face.

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Fever Meter

2009-12-15 20:39 - 0 Comments

Having fever is never a pleasant thought. But a little bit of science could make you look forward to being unwell. Fever meter is a fun innovation based on the concept of a Hand Boiler. Pleasant colored bulbs are attached to the sides of your bed. Each attached with transparent thin tubes running across the walls and ceiling of your room. When you touch the bulbs the warmth makes the colored liquid run across the room in patterns. If you touch multiple bulbs with your hands and feet you get more colors and patterns. Patterns could be changed as the tubes are flexible.

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Let High School Children Grow Up Recycling!

2009-12-15 17:50 - 0 Comments

Methods (refer to the picture):
- by setting up a recycling “corner” in high schools where huge recycling bins would be located for all recyclable materials

- Electronic touch screen “Social Wall” will be installed in the same area where students of this particular high school can leave comments, messages, news, and information about events, people and social groups on the particular campus. Only students of this particular school will have access to this wall which they may use in ways analogous to forums and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. At the same time they will be in the recycling area, which would remind them to recycle their items. Also once they are there already it’s easier to recycle the items instead of throwing them into regular trash bins. This habitual behavior will enforce students’ propensity to recycle once they are out of high school as well.

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Pedaling Battery Charger

2009-12-15 20:23 - 0 Comments

Very often it happens that you are away from home and just when you have to make an important call, your cell phone is discharge. The pedaling battery charger is a sort of phone booth that allows you to recharge every type of phone. Inside you can find several attacks and certainly there will also be your among them. The pedaling battery charge looks like a bicycle: by speed and force with which you pedal you recharge more or less quickly your phone.

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Canabaplastic Crusher

2009-12-16 15:35 - 0 Comments

Fun way of crushing cans or plastic containers while exercising those biceps and triceps. You can do it solo or with a friend. Just insert the materials into the box, close the lid, turn the handles and watch them get crushed through the transparent Plexiglas. Once the materials have been fully crushed to your content, just release the latch for them to be dumped in the recycling bin. Can also be re-configured to use your legs for those cycling enthusiasts.
Submitted by Arthur Yong Wei Ter

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Clink-O

2009-12-16 15:04 - 0 Comments

There's not a lot of incentives to recycle aluminum cans; the bins can be hard to find, they're often confused with trash bins, and the experience of tossing a can rarely makes a person smile. But, things CAN be different! Introducing... Clink-O-- a board and peg game that encourages players to drop their crushed cans into a grid of pegs and test their skill (or luck?) at scoring points in the slots below. Cans are collected beneath the game board and recycled for future use.

Submitted by M Sanchez

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Playing Moving

2009-12-15 21:01 - 0 Comments

Playing moving is moving because it's fun, not because you have to. Playing moving are tasks/activities you can preform during your daily routine. While being at home, outside or at work. The tasks are very simple and don't cost you a lot of extra time. For example: You need to post a letter, post your letter this time by bike instead of using the car and if you already do that, next time take a postbox which is a little further. Are you in a traffic jam, do some car exercise and so on.

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