This smartwatch design combines the old and new, with analog watch hands sitting on top of a modern display. A hole is punched through the middle of the screen, allowing the gears for the watch hands to pass through. This approach would be similar to punching a hole in a smartphone display for a camera (more on that concept here).
There would only be a few on-demand features for the display, such as the calendar, notifications, heart rate, and stopwatch. I didn’t want it to host apps, because the goal is to use the digital screen as little as possible; hopefully it would only need to be charged once a month (the watch hands would use a separate battery or wind-up feature).
This hybrid watch ensures the time is always displayed, and it only serves up information when called upon. With infrequent charging, it could be a gadget that needs little upkeep, just like an old watch.
Feel like waking up to a buzzer or a song from Jock Jamz? This floating scoreboard design is made possible thanks to a mirror. The arena diorama is enclosed in a frame and glass cover, and features an LED light beneath the scoreboard to illuminate the ice below.
The entire device can easily be adorned with league, arena, and team logos. This can also be a desktop clock (which is how it looks now, I forgot to add buttons to the top). Additional alarm sounds could include crowd noise or arena announcer calls.
Continue reading ➞ Floating Scoreboard Alarm Clock
Here is my take on an Electrical Vehicle Charging Station, with a Flux Capacitor base and Mr. Fusion charge connector. I believe this would be a fun addition to any garage, and would make plugging-in the Tesla a bit more enjoyable.
Continue reading ➞ BTTF EV Car Charging Station
Several years ago I posted a Ghostbusters nightlight design that functioned like a small standalone sign. Upon reflection I think it would be better if it was a USB wall adapter that also doubled as a nightlight.
It would illuminate when charging a device, or when the room was dark (thanks to a light sensor). The power prongs fold up for convenience.
There are a few Star Trek remotes you can buy for your TV, but if it were up to me I’d make one inspired by the Cricket Phaser from TNG. On the show the characters wield and point the thing like a TV remote, plus it is very small and has a good button layout. Would be ideal for a Roku or Fire TV setup.
Remember those maps that teachers would pull down to cover the chalkboard in class? Exact same deal here. This idea was born because I hate dusting my TV and game consoles, and wanted a fun way to conceal everything when not in use.
Continue reading ➞ Super Mario 64 TV Stand
Logitech started selling some accessories for the excellent Xbox Adaptive Controller, so I thought I’d pitch this controller accessory. It could potentially allow gamers to drive a car with a single finger.
Continue reading ➞ Accessible Steering Controller