The idea is to ask artists to design or decorate a big PIGGY BANK just like the art cows in Chicago streets These piggy banks are just tall enough so that a 9 year old child can reach the slot at the top of the piggy bank to put in the money (either paper or coins). As soon as the hand with the money passes the light sensor inside the slot near the opening - a sound recording is activated and the theme song - "That's all folks." - of Porky Pig is played. but, instead "Thank you folks." is played.
Inskickat av Godi Gutierrez
Cigarettes stubs are often thrown away on the streets creating pollution, how can we make throwing them in a trashcan fun? We've thought about creating a bin with a built-in speed sensor: challenge your friends to the fastest cigarette stub throw!
Inskickat av Claudio Petrarulo
Dog poop scooping is no fun! But it is less fun to live in a city full of poop…
How could poop scooping be less annoying?
A scooper that makes funny noises can become a new way to play with your dog. This scooper has a mechanism that creates funny noises when collecting poop. You can choose between different sounds (cat noise, toy squiz, barking…).
You could enjoy your dog’s reaction to the noises and interact with other people that use different noises too.
Simple and fun, not only for people but for dogs too!
Inskickat av Liat Rogel
In public places or company buildings the toilet brush to clean the lavatory pan is a rarely used device. Of course it is! Because it is everything else but fun to use the tb. My idea is to make it more fun to use the brush by making it respond to use.
The physical feedback of the brush should produce positive emotions and be
fun to a certain extent. So I decided to make the brush purr like a cat when used. A purring brush is unexpected
and quite funny on one hand, on the other hand cat purring is a charming and lovely
Simple idea: you get a coin or a bunch of them, insert into the machine that will give you a puzzle piece. On the side it will have a board to complete the puzzle. Just find the one's missing and that's it. The more you donate, the more you'll play. Inskickat av Raphael Santos.
This happens to many people day in day out. You take the dog for a quick walk, and then the inevitable happens. The dog needs a poo. You have to bend down near all the smells, and pick it up with a glove etc. But knowone wants to touch it, its revolting and there is easier ways. I have come up with an idea that allows you to NOT bend down near the smells to pick it up. It also allows you to NOT to physically touch it. But what it does allow you to do is have FUN, yes thats right, have FUN.
In the era when the energy of fossil oil will be less available, alternative sources are sought. The idea is to use the potential energy of the Archimedes spiral spring to run an individual transport means (like bicycle). The transport mean will use exchangeable cassettes containing a wound Archimedes spiral. The spiral will be wound with a winding device, which would enable winding during exercising at home, or while driving downhill, or when breaking, or manual winding etc. The fun part is that we do not rely on fossil energy.
Inskickat av Blagoja Milosevski
Once every year, for example November 1st, children and grown-ups together gather up in communities in order to repair and create new stuff out of old, unused stuff . This day could be celebrated all over the world, so that people can drop in and meet new people, discussing ideas, swopping, making, and developing old boring stuff to fit new needs. Pair up together with someone you don't know well, young or old, start inventing and write down ideas that make the world better.
Inskickat av Linda Aslund
Our modern live is full of mobile electric devices. But all those devices needs electricity. Too much energy, at a time where we have global ecologic problems. Based on the concept of zero-emission multimedia, it was created a static device, where you can produce and get your own green energy - Instantly Spinning his wheel you produce the energy. The touchscreen, which is positioned at the head is an interactive panel to communicate with Buddy. Through this he gives you the instructions for use, It shows you the quantity of produced energy, and for what you can use it.
An interesting bike concept that offers a great doze of exercise as well as a funny experience through which you can measure your energetic potential.
The concept is simple: the electricity produced while pedaling is collected and can feed up various electric devices. The scientific application has been around for quite a while now but how many times was it transposed into an application that would also generate fun?
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”.
The aim is to persuade the smoker to cast the stubs at the right place.
The ashtray screen will give a random emoticon+sound answer when activated, rewarding the citizen for his kind act with a positive and funny gesture, trying to put a smile upon the smoker´s face.
Waiting for the red man to change on the traffic light, while necessary for maintaining your life, is a bummer. Our aim was making the wait pleasurable. We did it by posting a highly competent street musician in one side of a heavily traveled zebra crossing. Our guy plays when the light is red, and rests when it turns green. For our special operation we made double bass covers for famous songs containing words like "stop", "stand", etc.
Inskickat av Guy Dayan, Adam Ben Ezra
My 82 year old mother will never own a laptop or a cellphone, but she does have a television. The only technology most households on earth have in common is television. There should be a TV network devoted to sending and receiving messages and this would be called the Communication Station.
Here's how it would work:
- Grandma is watching the Nightly News. Suddenly a flashing envelope appears in the corner of the screen.
- Using the special remote control she received when she signed up for the Communication Station, she clicks on the envelope to open it.
The problem is that most of the people take a lot of time taking a shower, like five minutes-fifth teen minutes. And we waste a lot of water taking a fifth teen minute’s shower every day.
My solution would be taking a shower against the clock. The clock would have a little chronometer in the bottom of a common clock, that chronometer would take you the time you take a shower. After the shower, a little machine is outside the bath room and that little machine gives you more and more money or candies each day if you take fastest shower.
How it will change the behavior?
Our entry is a sweets vending machine that teaches social responsibility. It gives you the choice of how much you pay. The amount you pay doesn't affect the amount of sweets you get, but the amount of sweets the next people will get. The change is small but cumulative. If people are selfish and pay less money, at the end of the day the machine will be dispensing a very small amount of sweets. If people work for the greater good, at the end of the day they'll be getting lots of sweets for their money. Inskickad av Euan Mils.
It´s very common to be confused about what to do with batteries after they have run out of energy. Just take them to a bus stop that has the "The Cells Show" and insert in the appropriate place. Then depending on the amount of items available you can choose a song to be played by a band of mini dolls.
Inskickat av Samantha Wagner Machado
The touch screen which is installed in a public space, displays graffiti and at the same time, people can draw on it with their hands, share their creations with people passing by, on the internet or send it to a friend with an MMS.
Inskickat av Sanja Postic
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?