Beggar Robot

2009-11-20 15:01 - 0 Comments

The Beggar Robot has access to areas normally off-limits to beggars, where the richer members of society more often frequent. The hypothesis is that this part of society is only able to show some sympathy towards the marginalized if they communicate from a safe distance and via a technological interface. The project tests and exploits the advantages of robotic interface by bringing the Beggar Robot to public spaces in different countries.

Submitted by Sedlacek Saso

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Plant-a-Poo

2009-12-15 22:24 - 0 Comments

People not picking up their dog poo is a major problem around the world. Cities and towns would be much cleaner if they did, and citizens would be happier. Few solutions have had much of an impact, but maybe that’s because this problem hasn’t been approached in a fun way! What if the dog bags provided in parks and public places came with a flower seed. Dog walkers can then plant these corn starch bio-degradable bags in a public garden, turning each pile of poo into a flower! Here’s a way to put a positive spin on a dirty subject, one that both the dog walker and the public can enjoy!

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The Chatter Ladder

2009-12-15 20:13 - 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed how loud kids get in cafeterias? The “Chatter Ladder” is our fun and entertaining solution to this problem! A sound meter in the “Chatter Ladder” detects and registers the noise level every second; the quieter students are, the more points they score and the more lights are illuminated on the ladder. Messages scroll across the top of the screen either congratulating or encouraging quiet conversation! An average score is recorded for each lunch period. Each lunch group tries to attain the highest score and see the most lights light up on the “Chatter Ladder”.

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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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Energy generating bike

2009-12-15 16:31 - 0 Comments

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.

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Mr. Potato Peel

2009-11-30 10:52 - 0 Comments

Enter Mr Potato Peel. This charming fellow is a plastic cover for a collection bucket, with silly face parts that can be added and changed (Mr. Potato Head style). He keeps the food waste out of sight and scent -- and when his mouth door is opened, the lucky composter hears a recording of the words for various fruits and vegetables in foreign languages. Fun AND educational!

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The Fun Theory

2009-12-16 11:08 - 0 Comments

As there are bike stations in the street to encourage people to ride and help this way to
take care of their health and the planet, it will be “clown shoes stations”, where people
can come and put big clown shoes on their own shoes.
This simple action would make some positive change on the mood of their day.

Submitted by Rodolfo Orozco

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A Good Clean Joke

2009-12-16 20:51 - 0 Comments

By addressing the growing hazards of the H1N1, the common flu, and germs in general, A Good “Clean” Joke creates a fun and eye catching experience at an otherwise boring hand sanitizer station. Hand sanitizer stations have been popping up all over the world in public and private facilties alike. Unfortunaetly, they seem to have one major drawback… nobody uses them. Even in cafeteries, people eat their food without using designated hand cleaning stations less than fifteen feet away. A Good “Clean” jokes hopes to prevent this by supplying not just cleanliness, but laughter.

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Can crasher

2009-12-16 15:53 - 0 Comments

What is the matter? We would like people to recycle their cans. But how? The can crasher combines two things: the first one is a trash. When a can is put in, it follows a funny path and lands on a platform. The second thing is a punching device. Smash it with your hand hard enough to reach the top. If you do so, the bell rings and a heavy metal piece falls down and crashes your can! It can then be recycled. If you are not strong enough to make the bell rings, ask a friend or a man who is passing by! Everyone can take his chance to crash the cans!
Submitted by Morant Sebastien

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The Cheering Food Collector

2009-12-15 20:47 - 0 Comments

In these times of unprecedented economic crisis that affects the entire world some of our fellow people have become even poorer than before and have problems in covering their food needs. A ‘cheering food collector’ placed after the cashiers in grocery and market stores will induce people to contribute an item of their groceries and will make it fun to do so. Helping people in need of course comes from an intrinsic urge. But we can still make helping more accessible and provide fun incentives to make even more people reveal their compassionate side. Submitted by Vaia Karapanou.

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Toys cluttering

2009-12-15 16:07 - 0 Comments

BAD BEHAVIOR: Toys cluttering the house and no onbe picking up toys.

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Modern Times for Batteries

2009-12-15 23:42 - 0 Comments

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

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Sustainable Robotic iLand

2009-12-15 20:08 - 0 Comments

Currently most sustainabile responses are focused on land where we can monitor the proposed changes, while the water which covers 70% of our Earth’s surface tends to be neglected. Since the phytoplankton growing within the oceans provides 50% of Earth’s photosynthesis, ocean vitality is paramount for all life. Already we have lost 30% and 14% of phytoplankton in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans respectively since the 80s. Specifically, we must counteract the damaging effects of excess carbon dioxide and acidification from our polluting habits.

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Cleaning has never been more fun

2009-11-20 14:15 - 0 Comments

Steer the vaccum cleaner with a joystick. To see who has cleaned the most, you look at a screen. There are also laser canons on the vaccum cleaners, and if player one hits his opponent, his vaccum cleaner will stand still for 15 seconds. The winner is the player who has cleaned the biggest area.

Submitted by David Bengtsson

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Emma and Gary

2009-12-16 11:53 - 0 Comments

The society needs to develop a habit of throwing away the trash and for that we must teach to the children the importance of throwing away the trash in the right place to have a better future. That's why the action of throwing trash must be something fun and think it's a game. The children will get excited with the idea of throwing the garbage and even they will be eager to reach the nearest boat to start having fun. The trash bottle will be a friendly character, cute, funny and will smile at the moment you put your garbage in order to teach the children to care for the environment.

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Paper Fun

2009-12-16 18:51 - 0 Comments

How to promote the conscious use of paper?
Fun.
Submitted by Felipe Cirino

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The Live Videoclip Book Collector

2009-12-16 19:45 - 0 Comments

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.

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Trashcan Two-Pointer

2009-12-15 22:37 - 0 Comments

Men hate throwing out trash. Until you combine a basketball hoop, a garbage can, and a high score together! Add a little sound effect of a cheering crowd that gets louder and louder with every consecutive piece of trash thrown in within a time limit. Maybe even add an announcer - 'He shoots... He scores! The crowd goes wild!
Submitted by Daniel Volin

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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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Elevator Fun Way: Footsteps

2009-12-15 15:55 - 0 Comments

You have a desk job and you are sitting all day long in a chair in front of the computer? We know a fast way to change that behavior. It’s called the elevator fun way. Take five and go make some exercise. Today you can enjoy your break staying in one foot while taking the elevator. We are offering you an elevator fun way every working day. Saturdays and Sundays we are also going to gym. Take time for MORE FUN!
Submitted by Morris Joy & Dan

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