New Invention Ideas
Time for another collection of inventions that I have never
created other than mentally. Read about them, laugh at them if
you must, modify them, use them and call these new ideas your
own if you want.
Wave Power Electric Generators
As kids, we roped, chained and tried every other means we
could think of to keep our raft anchored in the bay. When the
wind and waves came, though, even the chains broke. My new invention
idea is to use this lifting power of the waves to run a generator.
The whole unit would be anchored to the bottom of the lake, or
ocean. A float would move up and down with the waves, lifting
and dropping a plunger that turns a generator with each movement.
Additional units could be easily added to a collection, and the
resulting electricity wired to shore.
Evaporative Cooling Shirt
When backpacking in hot weather, I often stop to wet my shirt
in a stream. The cooling from the evaporation as it dries is
wonderful. If a shirt had little water "tanks" on the
shoulders, a shirt could be kept wet and keep cooling for hours,
perhaps. They would have to be lightweight, and they would have
to release the water slowly. Even better would be tanks with
an adjustable rate of flow, so you could have the shirt wetted
at the same rate is was drying.
A motorcycle for snow. It might run on a track like a snowmobile,
but it would be a different kind of ride. You would be sitting
higher, just like on a motorcycle, and you would be able to maneuver
tighter turns. You could also go down narrow trails more easily.
You may have seen those billboards that use three-sided rotating
panels to instantly change the picture on the sign. There are
three possible views, of course. The new idea here is to apply
this invention to walls for homes. When you get bored with the
color of the wall, you push a button and it changes to another
color, or a mural, or whichever of the three choices you set
it up with.
This is the same concept as the above invention. It is just
scaled down to a frame that can display any of three prints with
the push of a button.
Disposable Picnic Backpacks
They are plastic, strong enough for a few days use, and come
with the snacks and bottle water already in them. Buy one for
each of the kids before you hit the hiking trail.
Caskets for Things
This is a novelty invention. The idea is to have something
to bury your favorite possessions in when they are broken or
Chip Dip Tubes
No messy bowls of stale chip dip with broken chips in it.
Just apply the dip from a toothpaste-like tube. You get just
the right amount, with less mess. Sell them in six packs, so
everyone can have their own tube. In fact, what else can be put
in tubes? What size should the tubes be? This is a concept ripe
for some new inventions.