The Human Trunk

July 21, 2010 by  
Filed under All Crazy Ideas, Clothing Ideas, Gadget Ideas

I am sure you have heard the old saying “What’s good enough for the elephant is good enough for me.”  Well taking that idea to heart, I want a trunk.  I don’t want just a rubbery Halloween costume trunk; I want a functioning, moving, third arm style trunk.

At this moment I am imagining sitting at my computer using my trunk to eat peanuts or popcorn while both of my hands are busy typing on my keyboard.  I think maybe with an Arduino and some servo motors I might be able to make this happen.

Follow Me Night Light

I am sure there is a medical study somewhere keeping track of the amount of injuries incurred by people waking up in the middle of the night and stumbling or walking into something on their way to the bathroom.  Imagine if you could wake up in the middle of night, mumble the word “bathroom” or “kitchen” and that word would activate a robot.  The robot would light up and guide you to your destination and guide you safely back to bed.

Better yet the robot could also have a “go get me” mode.  You could mumble “go get me a glass of water” and the robot would go out to the kitchen, find a glass of water and bring it back to you.

Next development, a diaper changing robot for parents with babies.

Auto Jelly Toaster

This crazy idea is inspired by the Illustration Friday word of the week, breakfast.

There is nothing better than jelly on a nice, fresh piece of hot toast for breakfast.  But there is often so little time as you walk out the door in the morning to go through the hassle of finding the jelly, finding a knife and subjecting your wrists to unneeded stress and strain of applying jelly to a piece of toast.

Jelly toast should be as simple as dropping a piece of toast into a toaster and pressing the “auto jelly” button.  The Auto-Jelly Toaster makes this dream a reality, jellied toast while you busy yourself with other, more important, morning activities.

Expansion packs are available to add capabilities to the auto-jellier.  For instance with the writing add-on pack you can add messages to your toast like “I love you” or “remember to buy milk”.  With the picture pack add-on the auto-jellier will draw fun pictures and cartoon characters on your toast.

Stinky Alarm Clock

July 16, 2010 by  
Filed under All Crazy Ideas, Gadget Ideas, Product Ideas

Waking up is hard to do.  And some mornings an annoying beep from your alarm clock just doesn’t cut it for getting you out of bed.  When you feel as though you need something above and beyond the standard alarm clock, it’s time to step up the the “Stinky Alarm Clock”.  It doesn’t just beep and buzz like standard, boring, old alarm clocks, it emits horrible odors.  You will be rushing to get out of bed so you don’t get a whiff of “extremely burnt microwave popcorn”.  As for pushing the snooze button, nobody is willing to use a snooze button if it means having to breath in noxious “5 year old, horrible, moving thing from the container found in the back of your friend Ed’s fridge” fumes.

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