Platform Color Poles

2021-11-12 15:08 - 0 Comments

Can you make train platforms safer through fun? Train platforms can be a dangerous place. A lot of people get injured every year when not exercising caution and parents are often anxious about their kids wandering about. The poles would light up when the train is either rushing through or coming into the station. People can standing in the "safe" area will activate the colored lights on the pole. The more people who stand in the safe area, the higher the colors will go, encouraging social gathering in the "safe" area to create an effect you could not do on your own. Fun = safer!

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The Trash Gnome

2021-11-07 21:56 - 0 Comments

What happens when you throw something in the trash? Well, a small gnome stores it underground, that's what happens. In a long trashcan with a monitor on top, deposited trash first falls to a platform with a blue-screen where pictures from several angles are taken and a 3d model of the trashed object is then built and inserted into a 3D animation where a gnome/monster stores the trash carefully. further interaction could be acomplished by enabling reaction from the gnome to sound or movement.

Submitted by Jose Garduno

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Doggy Doo Smell-Off!

2021-12-15 15:18 - 0 Comments

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!

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Hungry Hungry Hippos Trash

2021-12-07 13:43 - 0 Comments

The object of the game is to use the lever on the back of a player's hippo trash to consume as many of the cans on the playing field as possible. You have to insert cans to play the game. Play ends when all of the cans have been "eaten" by the hippos trash. The player whose hippo has "eaten" the most cans wins. Submitted by Lary Alaouchiche.

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Speaking signal light for kids

2021-12-15 20:14 - 0 Comments

Every year many children get involved in car accidents by crossing red signal lights.
How can we change it by making it more fun for children to stop at a red light?
An installed box at the signal light talks to the children and plays a song until the light turns green. The box draws the children's attention. They can sing a song until the signal light changes and then safely cross the street.
Submitted by Maurice Zacher

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Plastic Bags Recycler

Plastic Bags Recycler

2021-11-30 14:59 - 0 Comments

The machine will take any kind (and color) of plastic bags. It will compress them towards the walls of a transparent bin tube. the bin will also be in various shapes (animals, cars, trees etc) There will be a whole line of shapes for the bins, so that in each location it will be different and new! When enough plastic bags are thrown inside, a colorful statue will be created.

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Hand Crank Charger

2021-12-16 11:38 - 0 Comments

If you run out of power in the street, it can be inconvenient, or you can buy disposable batteries. This hand powered generator has a number of plugs you can use to charge your portable devices, for a greener, more efficient lifestyle! Submitted by Matthew Venn.

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Talking Buildings

2021-11-27 14:13 - 0 Comments

In many cities, people that live in apartment buildings don’t really know their own neighbors. Talking Buildings is an activity created to help transform urban apartment buildings into living communities, filled with support and love. The activity is quite simple, consisting of a set of challenges to be placed daily in the building’s mailboxes, throughout a given week. These challenges are handed out by someone who lives in the building and wants to be a change agent.

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Fun Fish - Water Conservation

2021-12-15 19:57 - 0 Comments

Water conservation is tricky. Signs and shocking statistics seem to do little to change behavior. Enter FUN. Imagine a virtual fish tank behind the water faucet. The water level is connected to how much water is being used. If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or lathering your hands, the water level lowers. You need to be smart about how much water you use so you leave water for the fish to live. The water slowly refills as the faucet is off.

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Stop-Show: The Stop Sign Light Show

2021-11-30 16:57 - 0 Comments

Too many of us don't come to a complete stop at stop-signed intersections. You do it. I do it. But what if there was some visual feedback to encourage people to come to a complete stop? I propose 'Stop-Show', a system which used electronics to detect a full stop and then rewards the driver with a fun light show on the stop sign. The 'light show' would serve two key purposes... (1) Indicating / confirming that a full stop has been achieved, and (2) providing the driver with a little bit of entertainment, encouraging them to be a little more consistent with their safe-driving practices.

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Earth Vote For Everyone

2021-12-16 10:46 - 0 Comments

We all are humans and therefore we have different opinions on Everything. From the smallest detail to the future of mankind. We like to discuss things and we like to be given chance to express our opinion. And there is nothing wrong with that. If only we could do something good while loudly expressing ourselves. Welcome to Earth Vote For Everyone! The bigger skeptic of global warming you are the more fun you will have by switching of the light. Remember, every vote counts!
Submitted by Voldemars Dudums.

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The Space Snack Rocket

2021-11-20 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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Daphne the Waste Paper Bin

2021-12-15 20:15 - 0 Comments

Daphne, the funny Waste Paper Bin will help us! When we think about recycling, waste paper recycling is perhaps one of the first areas that springs to mind as many of us have been doing this for many years. Waste paper recycling covers a wide variety of different types of paper. We can recycle newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, holiday brochures, catalogues and white directories (e.g. phone books).

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Eco-Fun Vending Machine

Eco-Fun Vending Machine

2021-12-07 12:14 - 0 Comments

Vending machines are popular in many countries around the world, but most of them sell soda and junk food. Besides being unhealthy, the bottles, cups and cans take time and money to recycle. Let’s encourage people to start reducing disposables at the source. How about a vending machine that sells healthy drinks to those who bring their own reusable bottles or mugs? The vending machine also sells reusable bottles or mugs to those who do not happen to have one with them. Whenever a customer places a bottle or mug on the dispenser, the machine will sense it and say “thank you! You are awesome!

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Battery Recycling Jukebox

2021-12-16 15:26 - 0 Comments

Batteries disposed irresponsibly in municipal landfills or trash incinerators can disperse significant amounts of toxic substances in the air and water. So, a battery waste prevention and recycling campaign is more than welcomed. And how can we stimulate people in joining and promoting these initiatives more but by making this entertaining, fun and engaging for them?

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Making Exercise Fun: Working Out vs Parkour

2021-11-19 11:35 - 0 Comments

Although most of us like to be physically active, most of us do not consistently exercise. Maybe that's because we don't enjoy exercising as much as other less physically demanding activities such as watching TV. Parkour is a training method founded by David Belle. It can be practiced anywhere – from urban settings, to playgrounds, to nature, and anywhere with obstacles man made or natural.

Submitted by Adam Dunlap

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Wheel of Fortune

2021-12-16 13:09 - 0 Comments

We created a recycling concept for batteries and energy saving lamps that are collected at bus- or tram stations.

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Would you rather bus?

2021-11-30 11:13 - 0 Comments

Public transportation reduces traffic as well as greenhouse gas emissions. So then, let's make them more FUN, with built in "Would You Rather" questions. Every minute or two, passengers will see a different question across the upper bus wall, asking them to choose which of two options "they would rather." They vote by pressing the red/blue button on their seat, and shortly after, a red or blue light above their seat will indicate their vote. All the votes will be tallied, with the final percentages lit up beside each of the two answer options.

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Bag to Basics

2021-12-16 20:56 - 0 Comments

Choose Paper Bags over plastics- period. Let's get everyone on board, that is, retailers, grocery stores, and companies large and small who advertise coupons-- have them utilize paper bags for advertising/printing coupons. It will be more readily seen by consumers (rather than stuffed into mailboxes and thrown away) -- a far better way to get us back to using paper bags just the way we used to before plastics bags were invented. Submitted by Carolyn.

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Waiting at the Checkout

2021-11-24 15:47 - 0 Comments

This is for the checkouts in supermarkets. The dividers on the transport belt are put in a gully by the cassier. This is at the end of the transport belt, but the dividers tradionally are needed at the beginning. By giving the dividers a sound of people enjoying a ride (little child on bicycle, people in rollercoaster) people will be stimulated to slide the divider to the beginning of the transport belt. Additionally there can be a disappointed noise when the divider is taken out of the gully and a very scared sound when it slides the wrong way.

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