Here’s a grand ol’ list of brainwaves that have popped into my head over the years. You shouldn’t put much thought into many of these as I certainly haven’t. These are just the ones that I was able to jot down quickly enough!
~~ Physical ~~
Device that sits in your room and monitors your body temp, heartbeat etc. Can chart any reasons for future illness. Takes into account weather etc.
Grown skin used for cosmetics
Car chassis integrates solar tech.
Timer that attaches to pot so easy to see coking time. Can also detect temperature?
Automated drones make shapes in night sky.
Automated greenhouses in flatpack boxes
Android based Skype phone on large user friendly screen for older ppl. Webcam Big buttons In built speakers
Gps on kids when on a school trip
Solar panels in a tree shape. Also hack how trees photosynthesise - hybrid tree?
For old people/handicapped. Doctor can programme a dispenser to drop out pill dose each day. Can trigger light/sound when time to take pills. App for family to track.
Hovers where you place it to take selfies
Some way of walking around gallery interpreting art
Tables have new power charger. Use in coffee shops
Takes photo of you every day
Stick Polaroid pictures on back of phone
Pair of prescription glasses that can flick to sunglasses - like those frosted glass doors that use a current to switch.
Medical stitching device
Use infrared / vision to assess cut and automate stitches. Robot that does surgeries
~~ Apps ~~
Analyses artists style and finds similar sounding artists playing in City
Shows complete list of all flights by trawling your emails for details.
what’s out there
Use gps on plane to overlay info of what you can see on plane window
Pebble Tamagochi - ‘Stroke’
Different gestures on the face of the pebble mean different moods which determine the type of owner tapping == angry, mayb eimpatient? stroking means affection, circle means happy notification to update every hour?
Take picture of face. See who you look like.
Picture me - draw pictires to your mate
Diamond word game. Multiplayer. App.net
Enter tube station. Tells you direction of tube and what one you want. Builders/ architect. Can easily see what pieces are going where. 3d picture.
Need to watch ad before entering lottery. Big prizes to attract users. Daily reminder
Phone notes. Add notes to each phone number. e.g after a call. Shown when caller dials, or you dial them.
While on phone caller/callee can press button which sents directions to other person Better/more accurate than talking
App that can start playing music, turn on oven etc before you get to house Requires 'Internet of Things'
Chinese whispers site - gimmick
Kinda like cowboy's drawing guns. Not sure how this works. Basically uses foursquare to find people in same location to 'draw'
Reminder for shopping list near locations to pick up items.
Help vegetarians quickly find decent places to eat in foreign towns so they don't have to rely on Subwayy.
Updates music on your iPod with freshest tracks that you would like. Keeps your classics that you listen to often
Pulls up legislation and any related cases
Appointments as a service. Directions rebooking etc
Tap to add
Bump phones together to add person to fb, whatsapp or whatever
For autism: visual guide to their day
Game where you need to stay still
Gunslinger in wild west have a shootout with instagram selfies on end of gun. Whoever gets most likes wins. Whoever loses gets beaten to death regardless if other one has been shot during duel. Who has best death face?
### Colouring in app / Dot to dot app Collaboration with others. Order books
When saving a webpage, large dial drops down dn you select what ideas it would help with, or if just general
~~ Digital Art ~~
Picture man: several cameras around body with gps. As pictures are taken, it records journey through BM.
App that allows you to play a game on the side of the building. Multiplayer how to know what is yours?
A park square or other venue. Sensors follow you (and many others) and shows your beat under where you walk. App to hook into music on your phone?
A circular canvas above crowd. Images in time with music are projected onto it. Trippy
Pillars of life
A few cities e.g 6, are shown on individual pillars with live streaming video. Each city has a set of pillars Lights dim for places at night. Look like 2001 Obelisk pillars
Copy art clock where it uses analog clocks to show digital time.
Put 6 screens on stage with projectors. Put a delay on recording movement of actual performer. Digitally alter as necessary.
Big picture made up of passport photos. Photo booth beside
Create a corkboard world map. Coloured pins for each person. One colour for both people together. String going pin to pin showing timeliness Stop motion video of the making ?
Sun glasses that move up as you speak
The story of my foot
Put sensors in my shoe (GPS, thermometer, moisture, camera) and record. Generate messages as I go. Publish on Amazon Profit
~~ Misc Tech ~~
Use sensors to record how you draw. Gives tips and improvements. Not sure if that's useful..
Development flow with packer/vagrant/docker/mestro/gitflow Easy setup all the way to Prod
Site that extracts bank data and displays it by bills etc Daily reminder of what you spent.
For on the go blogging. Categorised and allows draft. Color inversion for nighttime.
Scan an ad and see top criticism /dialog for an ad. Tube etc
Short wave signals so everyone can know where you are - googlelatitude but close.. Done before, but more aimed at festivals. More users boost performance rather than hinder.
Link on house sale signs. Loads up details of house on site. Allows you to request viewing etc
Half time content. Fans can upload their own videos of goals etc Chat, bet, shows stats.
Trawl through all phones on web (main sites) Shows if you are found in any
Several promoters have wifi hotspots in their venues/bars/clubs/outside People can connect to it using phone, check samples, pictures of venue, whatson, promotions etc. Maybe an app to organise it better. People can signup to an event.Direct.me - easier directions, maps, streetview etc in one package offline
Easily create and link simple diagrams to blogs etc similar to gists.
View desktop on web page. No concern for security/limited. Quick session. Viewers can 'hint' at locations on desktop. Chat/voice interface.
Records heat signature, voice and writing. Legal and diagnosis
Simple api to send tickets. Users get special edition ticket (curated tickets) Users get discount loyalty card. Able to reserve tickets when announced.
Allow you to customise your cereal boxes for your kids. And adults? The cereal itself?
Walking software servers
Self replication, always moving
~~ Random ~~
Entrance: Manequins that slowly turn towards you as you walkdown a dark corridor. Just as you reach the end, one pops up behindyou. A noise forces you to turn to see it.
Restaurant with rain, but guests sit under large umbrella. Slightly chilled so you get that cozy winter feel. Do it in summer!
Easier to carry!
I love love love... t-shirt NYC style.
Regeneration of nail polish. If some gets scratched, rest of nail polish regrows.
Get people to do simple errands for you.