Idea-A-Day

or sometimes just a passing thought.

Average Clocks

Date of Original Idea: Oct 6, 2013

2, 3, 4, or more clocks that are set such that the average of the displayed times is the actual time. Could also be done with other mathematical functions or types of timepieces as well. (average sundials?)

For example:

cl_1bcl_2b

results in an actual time of a few seconds shy of 11:43.

or
cl_4s
results in an average of, well, 16:28. But the point is that it can be as easy or hard as you wish to make it.

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Tracking sleep

Date of Original Idea: April 24, 2013

Going off yesterday’s idea. If the kindle (or kindlewhite) could send a signal to whereever over WiFi saying when it had gone to sleep, it could record when I had gone to sleep. That data collected over time, and with the constant setting on my alarm, could record the amount of sleep I have been getting.

The only way I’m going to find the time to put this together is if I give up some sleep.

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To sleep….

Date of Original Idea: April 24, 2013

I need a wireless link from my kindle to the bedside light. When I haven’t touched a button for awhile, or it goes to sleep due to inactivity, my lamp gets the signal to turn off. Could be done through the WiFi on my kindle assuming I installed a wifi adapter on my lamp, assuming I had that kind of time to play around with, assuming I even had the WiFi on my kindle turned on.

Ok, or I just get something like the kindlewhite. But that just seems too bourgeois.

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Second Hand Smoke Alarm

This is an idea for a very annoying alarm to alert people to the presence of second hand smoke.  Comes with earplugs for the user.

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Smartphone Supplemental Warning System

As smartphone usages increases so does the risk of injuries related to distracted walking.  Idea for a pop-up warning based on detection of hazards…How?  Radar, blue-tooth, wifi, near field comm, rfid, visual?

Look Out!!

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Google Glass Application – Language Trainer

Idea for an application that overlays the name of all objects in view in languages of your choice.

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Google Glass Application – Diet Trainer

Idea for an application that overlays calorie information on all food objects in view.

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Google Glass Application – Price is Right Trainer.

Idea for an application that overlays price information on all objects in view.

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Google Glass Application – Electronics Lab

Idea for an application that overlays the output of a small handheld probe via blue-tooth (scope, dvm, temperature etc…).

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Google Glass Application – Beer Googles

Idea for an application that overlays the present image with a more attractive view.

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