10 Random Ideas for August 25, 2017

Everyday I try to think of 10 ideas. Sometimes interesting, sometimes thought provoking, and often enough pretty stupid. The point is to get the brain thinking, to exercise the brain muscle.

None of these have been researched. All of them are original, as in I thought of them, but many may not be novel, as you know what they say, geniuses think alike 🙂

Since ideas are useless if you don’t share them with the world, I decided to post them here. If you like any of them, go for it, make them a reality. If you ever want to chat about any of them with me, just look me up on sdbr.net or read my latest ideas on datarig.com. Thanks for reading!

Here are my ideas for August 25, 2017:

  1. Internet connection monitoring lamp. A small globe or lamp that can be setup via a BT connection and a phone app to connect to the local WiFi and monitor a predetermined list of IP and web addresses. It can be used for local connection monitoring as well as resource monitoring. It would flash a given color if one of the resources is down. First Steps: check if available, make a prototype using a Raspberry Pi or similar and Ikea lamp.
  2. Podcast cleaner. A smart phone / computer app and a USB microphone input block to record 2–4 or more microphones. The app allows you to record a professional sounding podcast and automatically upload it to all the popular platforms. Additional editing and sound cleaning services would be available from the app, performed by freelance sound engineers. Monetize by charging for services, sell the USB sound board at cost and make the app free. First Step:check if this exists, figure out what existing sound input devices exist.
  3. FPV flying goggles in a shape of ski goggles, based on one of the popular ski goggle frames that could be purchased for cheep from the manufacturer of such. This is just for comfort, most FPV goggles are far too uncomfortable. First Step: find a reliable supplier of micro displays, the rest is easy.
  4. Instant tea. There are instant coffee products, but to my knowledge, there are no instant tea products. This could be nice in single serving packages to be dropped into water bottles. First Step: check if available, figure out if the dehydration technology used for instant coffee could be used for tea, do it.
  5. Revive the Microsoft Agent Peedy and make a program that through API can do all kinds of announcements and talk to the desktop user. Such as, for instance notify you when new emails come in, or price of gold changes, or anything. First Step: this is pretty straightforward, just price it out and do it.
  6. Activate from any ware writing environment similar to WriteRoom. Hit a hot key, a screen appears. Type what you need to type, hit a hotkey, the screen disappears and the program inserts that text via paste command or keystrokes into the previously active textbox. First Steps: check if it exists, see if it’s possible to refocus on the previously active textbox in Windows and Mac reliably.
  7. A comedy movie about a guy who’s friend watches a video online about how the world is flat, and starts to believe it. They have an argument, and the main character sets out to prove to his friend that the world is round. Only as they search more and more, the stranger it becomes. The world might be round after all, but is it real? First Steps: outline it and write character treatments. Write a script.
  8. A set of detective novels about a traveling investigator that visits “first world” extraterrestrial planets with next to 0 crime, and solves the occasional crimes that do occur. This allows us to paint a different interesting world every time, and learn about its inhabitants through the eyes of the same main character. Basically, Poirot meets Guardians of the Galaxy. First Step: write main character and first world treatments, outline the first book, shop around.
  9. Smartphone app that allows you to pick from hundreds of yoga and stretch illustrations, and compile them into unique exercise routines that can be printed out or displayed one after another on the phone with voice commands to go to the next one. First Steps: I couldn’t find anything I liked on iOS, but search harder, and if not, see how much it would cost to have someone illustrate the positions.
  10. Another smart phone app for stretching muscle groups. The app starts with a 3D skeleton of a persons with all the muscle groups. User selects the muscle they want to work on, and it shows them stretches that work for that muscle. Simple app. First Step: see if it exists, figure out how much it would cost to develop and how much you could sell it for.