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 September 19, 2017:
- Mood tracking app that allows the user to select how they are feeling using a variety of icons. The app would track your moods day by day, and build a graph to help you better visualize how you are doing. First Steps: see if an app like this exists, if not, develop a simple prototype with automated check in notifications.
- Book or movie script about a civilization where people live for the first 20 years of their life in a paradise like environment. On their 20th birthday they “ascend” to the VR world. Their minds a transfered into the VR world and they continue living there. They can even interact with people who have yet to ascend. But then the main hero finds out that this is all an elaborate way for aliens to grow human meat. Is it wrong? Why, after all, no one dies? That would be the central question of the story. First Steps:Write an outline of the story and character treatment.
- An alternative editor for GitBook. I like the implementation of GitBook, but the editor is limiting and does not allow you to use your own, self hosted repository. That’s understandable, as that’s their business model. But a better alternative editor with git over SSH implementation would be ideal. First Steps: see if this already exists, or if it’s possible to sync book folders with CLI git.
- Storyboarding platform that allows screenplay writers to create storyboards for their screenplay using basically stick figures and block elements. The stick figure storyboards can be converted to 3D rendered or professional artist sketched storyboards for a fee. First Steps: see if the services like this exists, talk to screenplay authors to see if they would like a tool like this.
- An app that allows different local hobby and continuing learning providers to list their classes on the platform. People can sign up for a class, pay through the app if the class has a fee, and attend the class in person. The app would have ratings for the classes. First Step: a friend of mine is working on something similar, but this would be a simple billing and class organization tool for class providers, and a discover tool for students.
- Household and kitchen item rental service. Ok, this is a local business idea, but, have you ever wanted to use a product of some kind, like a high end vacuum cleaner or a pressure cooker, but you don’t want to own it, because you might only use it once or twice. This would be the service for you. You can rent household items, use them, and return them, for a fee. The better your reputation is, the less you pay in the future. First Steps:see if this already exists, if not, do a bit of market research to see if this is a viable idea.
- Airport charger kiosk that allows you to rent a lithium ion charging block. Basically a box, about 2 x 10 x 10 inches, with 150Wh of battery, an inverter, and a USB and USB-C ports. You rent the block, recharge your stuff, and then return the block to the kiosk, sliding it into an empty slot. The block would cost $5 to rent, but you would receive up to $3 back if you use only a portion of the charge. If you forget to return the block, it will cost you $100. This will allow you to grab one of these, and go sit where ever you please and work on your laptop or charge your phone. First Steps: check if FAA regulations would have an issue with this and what are some of the other legal limitations.
- Desktop power supply with a built in lithium (probably LiFe) battery pack and a USB connection. The battery pack would have enough power to keep the computer alive for 3–5 minutes. Because the power supply outputs DC power, there is no need of an inverter, just a DC to DC voltage regulator. In case of a power loss the power supply would signal the computer via USB to initiate a safe shutdown procedure. This would be ideal for home servers or enthusiast desktops. First Steps: see how big the battery would have to be and if anything like this (other than the obvious, a UPS) already exists.
- Now that screens can be both powered and transmitted data to over a single USB-C cable, an elegant solution for a lot of consumer centric offices, such as banker offices, would be to make a dual sides screen. That way you can do work on the screen facing you, and turn on the screen via a hotkey to show the customer what you are seeing. First Steps: check patentability, make a marketing brochure with 3D mock ups and see if there is any interest, if there is interest, sell patent to a big company.
- A modular extension cord that comes in 2 to 10 foot sections. Each section starts with a plug and ends with a double socket. One socket inline with the cord, and the other on a 90 degree angle. The inline socket has a lock system to allow you to lock the plug of the next section in, and the 90 degree section has a cover for the socket. First Steps: check patentability, if possible patent, and start production.