A guillotine, if one designed to crush rather than cut. The weight of the crusher will need to be pretty significant, so the motive force to elevate it is a geared ratchet (cool sound) powered by pedaling a bicycle. One at the drop point, a can (or collection) is placed underneath to be flattened. Once so squished, a trapdoor can be activated to drop them into the receptacle below.
Inskickat av Peter M
This Automatic Dispenser has a FUN ADDON: a SLOT MACHINE
A PRESSED CAN could be used as a Slot Machine COIN, customer can win a new drink and TIN CANS will be automatically stored in order to be recycled.
Recycling aluminium is 20 times more energy-efficient than making it from scratch. This funny dispenser allow us to recycle. Submitted by Vittorio Pavesi.
Right now it's pretty safe to say that there are only two ways to tell if your break light on your car is out. Either the police or a friend is driving behind you lets you know. So how do we solve this problem? What's the solution? Why not take bumper stickers and actually make them serve a purpose. Lets make looking out for others fun. Lets give a friendly honk if you see someone's break light is out. Inskickad av Nick Schmidt.
When you read, the eyes needs to go from the end of each line back to start of the next line, covering that ground without picking up any words. When reading, like you are now, gathering information from symbols placed on paper, could you pick up information on your way back from the last line? It would be like watching television without commercials, smooth sure gliding the whole way.
Inskickat av Indigo Children Inc.
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
People nowadays tend to be impressed or attracted by something new or unique. The refuse bin was design in an upside down way to attract the crowd (What is your first reaction or impression when you see an inverted refuse bin hanging on the wall?) Throwing aluminum cans can be fun, the upside down way, where your cans will be suck upwards (a fun interaction between human and refuse bin). Funny sentences and phrases displayed on LCD screens after each throwing action, using several weird quotes create some unexpected fun while throwing your cans (i.e.
How many times have we walked past a ton of trash sitting just feet from the nearest trash can? How hard would it have been to "pitch in"? Sadly, pitching in seems a chore. And yet, simply crumpling up a piece of paper seems to convert us: suddenly we're the Shaq Attack, and making baskets is our thing. This little psychological quirk is so strangely affecting that people around their world populate their iPhones with a virtual version of trashketball! With the trashketball can, we can turn a real life task into a really fun sport.
Many people in the world they do not unplug the chargers of the cell phones, When people don't disconnect their charges they are consuming a lot of energy is not being used.
It is making fun to do it. so making by putting a special voice recognition box in the charger when the people sing for the charger it will disconnect by itself and you can also do it from long distance
Inskickat av Jose Hernan De La Maza
The striking simplicity of this installation proves that the combination of sports and waste disposal is an effective and fun way to change people's behaviour to better. During a couple of days of filming, our Basketball Bin disposal unit was widely appreciated and used by the customers of a nearby fastfood restaurant. The installation consists of a readymade Basketball bin, wood and a trashbag with masking tape net-decor. Inskickat av Sascha Nelle, Simon Frambach and Rosa Heinz.
The “Conscious Shower” is an alternative to reduce the amount of water spent in the shower in a fun way. To do that, a water meter has to be installed in the shower. It’s necessary to set up an amount of water enough for a shower (eg. 40 liters). So it will be possible to check in a screen how much water is being spent during the shower.
People often take the bus even if they only have a little distance to cover. By doing the this the people miss the extra excercise they would have got.
But what if we built a cycle bus? That looks like a normal bus but has pedals under every seat. This would give the passengers excercise but also create a mode of transport with no emissions at all.
Submitted by Dobromir Hristov
Install bikes on the trams/trains/busses where the wheel power is connected to add power to the vehicle. Having multiple bikes installed means that friends can compete to add the most energy back to the vehicle within a certain distance or between stops. Added value, you can take a bit off the price of their ticket because the tram/train/bus company is saving cost on fuel!
Inskickat av Maggie Shelton and Lennart Fennema
The idea is to make the boring task of waiting for the bus more enjoyable On the side wall of the bus stop there is an interactive touch screen. The screen broadcasts Trivia questions from a large questions bank. The idea is that the entire crowd within the bus stop can participate and shout answers, and finally select (by touching) the right answer to their knowledge. This is a fun and bonding experience for everyone in the bus stop, and most importantly it passes the time and makes people forget their busy schedule, at least until the bus arrives.
The idea is simple: When you return a book to the library you get a sweet mint. It’s a fun pat on the back for reading a book and returning it. Children would be enthused by a little gesture like this and it would encourage them to read more. Adults would enjoy a smile and a chuckle. The actual machine would just be a dispenser attached to the book return slot. When a book is returned a button is triggered and lights up for 5 seconds - You can then press the button and it dispenses a sweet mint.
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! Inskickad av Matthew Venn.
Eating less food is healthy. Everyone knows this . However changing dietary habit needs little effort.
Eating less cutlery will help you. You will take more time to eat meal when using Eating less cutlery.
Shapes of them are few minor changes. They can blend in to usual cutlery on same dinner table.
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Inside 2 tines are shorter than outside ones.
It can grab less spagetti, rice, peas and so on.
It can scoop less soup, rice and so on.
It takes more time to cut meat.
Inskickat av Ms. Riyako Takahashi
People that use bicycle for transportation don't always use the paths ment for them to circulate. Making it fun to use it not only will prevent accidents to people that already use bicycles for transportation but it will encourage people who don't to start using it. We can make it fun by putting obstacles like it was a race circuit, like bumps, zig-zag curves, tiny ramps. Going further we could even have leds that will lit when you pass over them like videogame's turbos. The path could be painted with paint that glow in the dark, so i'll be funner by night. Inskickat av Deniz Calzada
Let’s make it fun to scoop dog poop! “Lucky Dog” will be a dog-shaped garbage bin that when used will bark at the user and issue a fortune cookie dog treat with the dog’s fortune for the day. Lucky Dog fortunes could include “You will be receiving a treat in the near future. Lucky Dog!” and “Dog-butt ahead. Lucky Dog!” A bag dispenser could be a source of income or simply free to encourage pick-ups. Since dog walks happen near meal times, restaurants could advertise on the bin or cookie wrapper. They could say something like “Congratulations!
It is very cold and dark in Ukraine. This mobile construction can be easily located along the roads and change the situation. Push the red pedals to get warm and produce electricity for: light autostop signal, light for comfort, light for fun. Inskickad av Ksenia Sergeeva.
Admit it: When you put your glass bottles in the recycling bin, you do it with just a little more force than necessary just for the joy of hearing things shatter. The Smashcycler promotes glass recycling while providing that same thrill in a safe environment.
Inskickat av Frederic Savioz & Greg Christensen