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Flash breifly on the heating element / hob on a stove when it is adjusted

Jan 01 2021 Published by under Uncategorized

Problem

An ordinary stove has 4 burners/heating elements/hobs in a square pattern.
For adjusting these there are 4 knobs in a straight line.
Way too often the wrong knob is turned.

Solution

Have a light rapidly flash when a knob is turned, telling which hob was adjusted.

There can be downward pointing lights above each element; fastened in the kitchen hood.

There can be lights built into the stove top.

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Web browser search in history

Nov 18 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

After surfing around for a day there is a good chance you want to revisit an earlier page for some information.

So I suggest creating a searched for the history in the web browser.

It should store the content for your visited pages so you can search the contents and bring it back.

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Cut the sound from TV commercials

Nov 13 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

When the TV ads start the sound volume is raised. Until the TV channels figure out that is a bad idea I have a suggestion.

Connect a box to the HDMI cable and recognise when commercials a are on; typically the TV channel’s logo is gone.

Now cut the sound. Either by cutting the sound in the cable or by sending remote control signals.

The connected box can be exchanged for a camera.

Odds are you are holding both a box and a camera in your hand right now; a cellular phone.

Point the camera at the TV and let a an app recognise the commercial. The phone talks to a remote control.

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Home server in a box

Nov 11 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Setting up a server requires a lot of knowledge and following maintenance.

I suggest creating an already installed, configured and automatically updated server-in-a-box.

It can be expensive and be powerful or cheap to handle family issues or the local sports team.

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A more narrow search engine

Nov 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Google is fantastic in large scale but it should be possible to be even better in small scale with domain knowledge.

Say a search engine for dogs or lego or fishing or travel or cars. It can be primed with knowledge a general search engine cannot.

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A car that work with high heels

Oct 20 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Ever tried to drive a car while wearing high heels? Ever tried to break and accelerate and clutch? It should be as comfortable as for men’s shoes.

Do design car pedals that work with high heeled shoes.

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Bicycle helmet that works for a pony tail

Oct 16 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

If you have pony tial tied low, your bicycle helmet might fit. If you have it middle or high you cannot have a bicycle helmet.

Do design a bicycle helmet that fits people with pony tails.

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A car headrest that works for a pony tail

Oct 12 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Half of the population has long hair and half of them have pony tails.

Do design a car seat with a head rest that is usable with pony tail.

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Configurable telephone call waiting music

Sep 08 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

While you are waiting for a support call you are forced to listen to some easy listening music.

I suggest making it user settable.

“Thank you for calling Company X.
Your call is important to us.
You will now wait for an unknown number of minutes
and we will play some sounds for you so you know
you are still connected.
Press 1 now directly to not have to go through all the settings.
You will then be rewarded with bird sounds.
Press 2 to listen to birds; annotated with which bird it is.
Press 3 to listen to rain and wind in the forest.
Press 4 to listen to occasional static. Also, besides the birds, the least annoying sound.”
Press 5 to listen to US teenage over produced pop.
Press 6 to listen to softened down and mishandled jazz.
Press 7 to listen to what we believe is classical music.
Press 8 to listen to what we believe is rock.
Press 9 to listen to etno but it will be pan flutes and everything is played on synthesizers. The “etno” in etno will also be from North and Central America only.
If you choose to not choose you will get bird songs.

Addendum

Just changing from music to bird sounds would be a giant step forward.

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Measure when using power mitre saw

Jul 21 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Say you feed your powered mitre saw with wood from the left.

I suggest having a laser measurer mounted to the right. It is angled towards the blade, close to the fence.

When the blad is down 0 distance is measured. As soon as you put wood through it can measure the distance to the end of the wood and hence the resulting length.

A draw back is that it has to be in line with the wood and, possibly, in the way.

If it is set further out, it might be so long away, and with the wrong angle on the display, that it is impossible to see.

So I suggest that it does not have a display but sends its data to a phone close to the saw.

I you have a wood working shop with a bolted down mitre saw, you could mount the laser measurer at a wall once and for all.

It can also be set with a offset.

At Kickstarter, Reekon tools has made a solution that doesn’t have the length limitation my idea has.

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