The Theory: This idea is to encourage the average person to incorporate social music/rhythm/sound into their daily commute, instead of having everyone isolated in a personal bubble, This would hopefully lead to more interpersonal interaction, not necessarily through speaking but through music. The Plan: On a subway car, incorporate different areas which form different sounds. (snare drum, piano cords, guitar sounds, etc..) These areas can be anything from a pole, to a small section on the floor, or even part of a seat. They would be touch sensitive, and light up when touched.
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!
Inskickat av Morant Sebastien
Hur får vi fler människor att motionera? Idén är att kombinera en vanlig stegmaskin med ett flipperspel. När du rör dina fötter upp och ner fungerar de som flipperspelets paddlar inuti maskinen. Träffa kulan, få poäng och ha kul!
Inskickat av Omar Sotomayor Noel - Peru
A dashboard game that’s inspirer people to drive cars more CO2-friendly.
There are a few easy things you can do when you drive your car to help reduce the amount of fuel you burn and so cut down on CO2 emissions.
The secret is to help reduce the amount of work your engine has to do, because the greater the workload, the more fuel is burned – so the higher is the CO2 emissions.
The use of dividers on the supermarket checkout transport belt is quite common. The dividers usually are put in a gully by the checkout person. the dividers usually are concentrated at the end side, where they are put in the gully, not at the beginning, where they are needed. By giving sounds to the sliding dividers people will be tempted to slide them to the other people at the beginning of the transport belt. Additionally there can be a speed meter to look at the speed of your slide. But this can become dangerous, so maybe a catching net at the end of the gully.
How can we make people wash their hands after using public toilets? A new doorknob could be the solution for this problem: After using the toilet, you have to touch the doorknob in order to unlock and open the door. So a doorknob with a stamp on its backside could put some colour or a funny message on your hand. The ink can easily be washed off with some water and soap - but of course, it will remain for a while if you do not wash your hands. So everybody can see that your hands are still dirty.
The problem is that people are always going up the escalator and not the stairs. How can we make them change? We can make the Billy Jean stair case. The Billy Jean stair case is a set of stairs that lights up around your foot when you step on it. The Billy Jean stair case should make people stop useing the escalator because it is fun to do.
Inskickat av McLean Masuch.
My proposal for the problem of abandoned and broken glass in public places of meeting is inspired to Bruno Munari's projected painting and at the same time to a popular game of our childhood: the kaleidoscope. So, throwing the glass bottles in a special container made of a "glass crusher" and of a suitable projector, we can create several compositions subsequently. A downright "open work" in continuous transformation thanks especially to the people - often young people - that won't be anymore "only" responsible citizens not polluting, but also active part and creators of pictorial works.
All wheels turn. Save energy by creating a new form of hybrid that implements the concept of wind as a supplemental source of energy to make the vehicle run. Your hubcaps are the wind turbines, the propellers so to speak create the wind force needed and directed to narrow wind tubes that channel the wind generated by your moving tires to power your vehicle. Your reward is higher mileage for your gas usage.
Inskickat av Janet Mohamed
Cycling is hard work especially up hill. Sound posts with PIR sensors could be placed along the side of the road to give audio rewards to cyclists as they struggle through the city streets. A selection of surprising, uplifting and thought provoking music and sounds could be projected at the cyclists as they travel through a mini soundscape making the whole process more fun and attractive. This would encourage more people to cycle instead of drive.
Inskickat av Joe Ravenhill.
Take your best guess at the true or false statement and place your hand under your answers side. Motion detector senses it, the side of the correct answer lights up. Right or wrong you get soap on your side and you have probably learned an interesting fact for the day. There is nothing like a little curiosity to quickly get people involved and forming some good habits.
Inskickat av Will LaForge
The basic idea of this project is to teach to people to make the queue. This is a real problem in public places (where there is not a conditioned queue for safety issues) and a real problem in many countries like Italy.
How the project is: 1. create a "queue area", a line that indicate the pathway for the persons, you can make it funny by using lights or other stuff, but it's not compulsory; 2. the area "outside" the queue must become a noisy area and people must be embarrassed on walking on it.
Do you ever think the climbing stairs is an exercise? Actually it is. People in city will now have chance to do more exercise when they walk to every stair/escalator area, they will find out all kind of pro climbing system. So let’s do it for fun and health. Inskickat av Agua Chou
Bored with your music? Plug your headphones into the radio system and listen to other people's music. Or DJ your own tracks and get talking with other listeners. If someone tunes into to your show, your light flashes. The more people you have listening, the hotter your light's colour. If you like what you hear, why not say hello to your DJ, they're sitting on the same bus!
Inskickat av Matthew Venn
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.
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”.
Kids always love to play. But after aftwerwards, they usually prefer to play something else instead of cleanig up their toys. Why not transform the tidying up into a fun thing to do? As always, modern cybernetics is here to save the day: Human's best friends, the Robots, come to help by eating up everything that is fed to them. YUM!
Inskickat av Sascha Nelle