About 30% of people dont wash there hands after going to the bathroom. So creating a musical sink would be a fun way to start having people wash there hands. When you turn the fauset music would start playing and once you turned it off the music would stop.
Inskickat av Emily Zuidweg.
Having fever is never a pleasant thought. But a little bit of science could make you look forward to being unwell. Fever meter is a fun innovation based on the concept of a Hand Boiler. Pleasant colored bulbs are attached to the sides of your bed. Each attached with transparent thin tubes running across the walls and ceiling of your room. When you touch the bulbs the warmth makes the colored liquid run across the room in patterns. If you touch multiple bulbs with your hands and feet you get more colors and patterns. Patterns could be changed as the tubes are flexible.
A common problem on the highways is that lots of pedestrian cross the road among cars instead of using the footbridge. This behavior can result in accidents and running over. Would be possible to increase the number of people using the footbridge and to decrease the number of people that across among the cars by making the footbridge cross something funny? This is the objective of the “Magic Footbridge”.
Many cities, especially crowded ones, are having a problem - the crossing of the streets on not allowed zones, or while the pedestrian traffic light is red, that way creating dangerous situations for themselves and other participants in traffic. One of the solution would be - the entertainment. While waiting at the traffic light, the pedestrians could entertain themselves watching a short movie on special designated mini displays installed on the traffic light itself. The variety of the movies should be vast, and it should be achieved by creating a lot of movies.
Step right up to the green ice cream stall! Just choose your flavours and put into the tiny ice cream maker. Jump on the bike and pedal hard for 5 minutes. When you're finished you'll be ready for some delicious freshly made ice cream! Inskickat av Matthew Venn
How many war's are currently being fought in the world? What is humaitarian law? How can I make a difference to victims of War?
The traditional game of Chaupar/ Paachisi has been recreated on silk and now can be played with a difference…….in accordance with the Geneva conventions. In the rules of the game, the fundamental principles of humaitarian law have been interwoven. Also positions on the board have been given names such as - Dunant Fort & ICRC camps.
In a world fragmented by conflicts, the game can:
A simple, inexpensive and direct idea to make people more active during ‘dead’ times. Think of all the wasted time you spend commuting, stuck in traffic, buses and trains... Springs can be replacing handles or hang together with them, also they could be attached to the bus walls and will be accompanied by fun messages that invite people to try them out. You could also use special strenght-measurer handles, (already existing in the market), to make it more fun!
Inskickad av Luisa Cartei.
I made 15 benches of restwood costumized for the ramp of a parking garage. I got the key from the owner, gave a presentation to the audience and opened the 'theatrical curtain'......and a jazzband was playing. Because of the sound of a saxophone, a guitar and a trombone people came to sit in my theater.
- French Ryanair travellers: 'C'est impossible....how great, can we sit here?!'
- Audience: 'We want more!'
- Jazzband: 'We were honored to play in this garage, you can call us for the next one!'
Inskickad av Rocco Verdult.
Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.
As the city centers nowadays are bustling with heavy traffic and the unbearable omnipresence of the automobile our proposal is to create an hibryd of a bus and a carousel (and could be a taxi, subway or ANY another mass transit) to attract more people to use public transports. Fun meets daily life in a new form of transportation of thousand smiles. Inskickat av Rafael Vieira
Based on the theories of Coulomb summarizing:
"when a magnetic field is cut by a conductive material a displacement of electrons takes place"
Our checked project is to place self-adhesive imams in the soles of the shoes,
When these shoe-imams move on the tiles that contains the reels, electricity flows are generated
that will be added to other tiles, through simple electronic reducers of voltage and current it will store this energy in batteries.
The mobility of people around the world is unimaginable nowadays. People manage to travel across countries and continents within hours with lowest rates ever. Does this bring only benefits? Not really - as it was recently shown by the spread speed of the swine-flu disease. One of the methods to fight similar illnesses is to wear a flu-fighting mask. However, opinion polls show that only 5% use this protection method, while more than 36% think that people wearing these masks look like hypochondriacs.
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.
Stairs nowadays are usually accompanied by adjacent escalators/elevators. They're mostly intended for the disabled though many have adopted the 'why walk when you can ride' mentality. Well let's give them a reason to exercise. Have a big red button which is to be pressed at the bottom of the staircase and another similar one at the top (people love pushing buttons, especially when they don't know its function). The button at the bottom activates a hidden stopwatch and the button on top stops the stopwatch. An LED display will show the final time of the persons hike up the stairs.
As the world has modernized we have become over reliant on automobiles. Our consumption of fossil fuels have increased to devastating levels, causing the environment to shift to previously unvisited occurrences . With this change, we must find a way to reduce automobile traffic. By creating a fun walking commute, the world could be encouraged to walk rather than drive. The solution: the bounce path. This creation would create a fun way to travel rather than driving, thus reducing fossil fuel consumption and improving the environments health.
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.
Inskickat av James Crofts
The problem is that the mother’s that work a lot when they come from work they are so tired that they don’t have time to care there babies. The solution is that there could be a robot that can have teapots heater, also a pillow and their other hand is a blanket, also they know songs and bedtime stories. It could also have a television so that the child sees it. And it could also dance and have the same temperature as a human body. It could change the behavior of people that mother’s don’t get tired a lot. It could cost $500.00 dollars.
Inskickat av Sebastian Rivera
The recycling hockey table purpose is to make people to throw their empty cans in the correct bin in order to recycle them. The difference with this table is that you can play and get fun with a can before you throw it away; the can will be the disc and when you score it will go to a close deposit in the table’s bottom.
Inskickat av Nayeli Bernal