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Urban Treadmill

2021-11-18 18:51 - 0 Comments

What you do while waiting for the green light? Some people talk on the phone, others clean the nose, but all are throwing energy away! What do you think of exercise as it generates energy for a traffic light? In large cities, some crosses accumulate hundreds of people, for 2 or 3 minutes. Urban Treadmill on sidewalks generate electricity for street furniture. Concentrate people and make the time pass more efficiently and to encourage people to cross the street in the correct location. Burn fat and produce energy. Fun!

Submitted by Zeca Villar

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Quitter's Foosball

2021-11-18 18:33 - 0 Comments

Smoking is a common problem in most of corporations. Certain people can't quit smoking just because they need both, a break from work and an opportunity to informally communicate with colleagues. This can be matched with quitting smoking. Here's the situation: a person goes to have a cigarette with his colleague to a smoking place. There, he sees a foosball table, which takes cigarettes as a payment.

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Recycling Stats

2021-11-18 18:14 - 0 Comments

Many people do not care about recycling and throw plastics/cans/paper/glass into the same, general purpose, rubbish bin. If we would add a fun incentive to it, their behaviour could change! Monitor your recycling and compete with other people in your recycling bin/your district/your town. Each time a person comes to the recycling bin, he enters his code & password and in this way lets the system know it's him.

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Poopmaster

2021-11-18 17:34 - 0 Comments

Poopmaster is intended to give dog owners an incentive to gather the dog poo and throw it away. The idea is that since some dog owners apparently do not care much for scooping up the poop and it often ends up under the sole of peoples shoes, to add something that encourages dog owners to do the right thing. Now they can scoop it up, go to the "recycling machine" and drop off the bag of poo. The machine then weighs the poo, and dependent on the weight the owner is rewarded with some cash they can give for charity to animal shelters.

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Flush Your Cash

2021-11-17 13:25 - 0 Comments

Inspired by the increase of irresponsible gambling in Mauritius (but still relevant across the globe) this 'Flush your cash' casino machine links gambling to flushing your money down the toilet.

Submitted by Jean-Lou

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Naughty Trash Can Monkey

2021-11-17 13:20 - 0 Comments

My idea is simple: we would encourage people to believe that there were very naughty, but very shy urban monkeys living in our public bins. These naughty monkeys love to eat what we throw away but being sensible people we don't want to encourage that kind of behaviour! So, official looking signs would be placed on our rubbish bins/trash cans advising people NOT to feed the monkey. The monkeys have no manners at all. This will never do! Every time someone puts in their rubbish a loud ''munch munch' or 'burp' will erupt from the bin.

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Make Your Watermark

2021-11-17 13:09 - 0 Comments

Vending machines usually dispense sugary liquid that isn't good for anyone. But those colourful plastic bottles are so much more appealing than water. To change people's behaviour, how about making a vending machine that dispenses water in tetra paks. To make it fun, the vending machine will have an interactive graffiti screen where people can use colours and finger strokes to design one side of their water pak. There could also be pre-loaded designs to choose from--or you can freestyle. The result is a customized water "bottle".

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Dragon's Breath Butt Bin

2021-11-17 12:43 - 0 Comments

The disposal of cigarette butts is a major problem in our cities. Can fun make more people dispose of their butts? It's simple and fun. When a cigarette butt is disposed in the bin; the dragon in the glass dome on the top of the bin breathes out a small, fiery flame! A simple and fun way to promote proper disposal of cigarette butts.

Submitted by Andrew Varvel & Kathryn Willott

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Recycle Booth

2021-11-17 12:31 - 0 Comments

Recycle Booth is a fun way to encourage people to recycle any sort of material. When you place the material (e.g. sheet of unwanted paper) into the corresponding compartment, the machine will be triggered. From then on, you follow the on screen instructions which will guide you through how to use the booth (which will act like a photo/sticker booth) to take a photo and after taking the photo, you can decorate it with the interactive pen attached to the machine and leave an on-screen message, e.g. "I recycled" or your name.

Submitted by Win San Pang

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Polite Car Spoiler

2021-11-17 12:25 - 0 Comments

My idea is to use a rear end auto LED sign to promote polite visual driving language while in your car. Imagine a series of polite words that indicate your intent to turn left or to turn right, and thank others afterwards. Such politeness could change the way we interpret another drivers intent and could avoid prevent a lot of road rage.

Submitted by Mutope J Johnson

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Appie Doggie Bin

2021-11-17 11:51 - 0 Comments
Dog poo is a serious threat to mankind and the solution to solving the problem could be found within the dog. If we introduce a dog's doings-bin that offers the dog a cookie every time his owner drops the doings in it, the dog will learn very fast that he gets a cookie after he did what he had to do. He will pull his owner to the bin and wait for the cookie to come out. So the owner has to dispose his little bag in the bin in order to please the dog and continue the walk.
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Cigarette Butt

2021-11-17 11:31 - 0 Comments

Everyone loves a good laugh! I'm a smoker and can't stand seeing cigarette butts laying on the ground all around a "disposal unit". Let's say to get everyone to start USING the butt can we make one that makes you laugh! The "Unit" is the bottom half of a person. The bottom half of the person is bent over to expose their "buttocks" with an open crack for the disposal ("insert here"). When a person puts their cigarette butt in the disposal area (butt) it passes by a sensor to trigger the sound of a fart.

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Math Test at the Zoo

2021-11-17 11:18 - 0 Comments

Having fun while writing a math test? It can happen! At The Country Day School in King, Ontario, Grade 9 students complete a scavenger hunt at The Toronto Zoo as part of their math evaluation. Each answer to a mathematical question leads the students, working in pairs, to another location at the zoo where they will find information required to answer the next question. Top three groups win a zoo souvenir.

Submitted by Renee Northrup, Mathematics Teacher, The Country Day School

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Lighting Crosswalks

2021-11-17 11:06 - 0 Comments

The idea is made to solve the issue of people crossing the street on the red light. In my project the crosswalk is made from lighting floor panels which activate when you step on them. When the light is red they are in normal white colour, but when it turns green and someone steps on them, they change the colour. It would be very helpful because a lot of people don't wait for the green light and they risk their own and others' lives just to go few seconds faster.

Submitted by Aleksander Wnuk

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Raffle Chairs

2021-11-17 10:43 - 0 Comments

At work we have had a huge problem with recycling cans. The tech department consumed so much Mountain Dew that we didn't have time to recycle them all. A lot of them were thrown away. The solution: I built office chairs made from car seats, as comfy as can be. People could hand their cans to me for recycling and got a raffle ticket for every 10 cans, with a chance to win a chair. The results were amazing. I've had 42 people participate and one person even brought in 800 cans. A huge difference made possible through a little fun.

Submitted by James Crofts

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The Fun Theory award winner - The Speed Camera Lottery

2021-11-12 15:47 - 0 Comments

Idea: Rewarding Speed Limit Signs - Submitted by Kevin Richardson (USA).

Can we get more people to obey the speed limit by making it fun to do? The idea here is capture on camera the people who keep to the speed limit. They would have their photos taken and registration numbers recorded and entered into a lottery. Winners would recieve cash prizes and be notified by post. Better still, the winnig pot would come from the people who were caught speeding.

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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 Recycling Crusher

2021-11-12 11:29 - 0 Comments

Recycling is important, but imagine if we could actually see what happened to the cans and bottles after they're put into the machine. Today we hear some crushing sounds, but we miss out on the visual pleasure. Solution: The Recycling Crusher - the transparent recycling machine. Put your bottle in it and let it fascinate you with its effective flattening mechanisms.

Submitted by Tobias Fors, Sweden

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Pinball Exercise Machine

2021-11-11 15:47 - 0 Comments

How do we get more people to excercise? The idea here is to combine a standard step machine with a pinball machine. The machine is then operated by moving your feet to control each arm inside the machine. Hit the ball, get points and have fun!

Submitted by Omar Sotomayor Noel - Peru

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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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