I know my “change the world” posts aren’t all that popular but I hope this design turns a few heads. I’ve been thinking about this one for over a year, since four black bears were destroyed in my town for being habituated (they were relying on people’s garbage as a food source). That’s an extreme example, I also want be like Cyril Sneer and thwart those evil Raccoons.
Continue reading ➞ Animal-Proof Garbage Can
Porch Pirates are evil people who steal unattended packages from your front door. I believe I have devised a way to thwart them. Basically this system turns the front door into a mailbox of sorts. See it in action after the jump.
Continue reading ➞ Anti-Theft Front Door Mailbox
The THOR Hammer Tool Set was recently given the mini treatment, thought I’d do the same for the He-Man power bar that I posted a few years ago. This time the power sword is a compact USB wall adapter that also doubles as a Nite Lite.
I wanted this to be illuminated to simulate the “I have the POWER” sequence. It lights up when something is plugged-in, or automatically at night thanks to a light sensor.
The power prongs fold down to make this convenient for travel. A purple variant for Skeletor could also be done, something I didn’t mention in that power bar post. In hindsight I would also like the old power bar design to be illuminated, like this other power bar I designed.
Here is a safety design for pedestrians, so they can check themselves before they wreck themselves. These are built into sidewalks and placed just ahead of street corners to alert distracted pedestrians that there is an intersection coming up.
There are currently textured surfaces directly on street corners (in yellow above), but I felt a little more warning would be helpful for people glued to their phones.
Continue reading ➞ Pedestrian Warning Track Safety System
Apple is currently in the middle of killing iTunes, thought I’d commemorate this grim occasion by putting together a Bluetooth speaker design. I felt reincarnating iTunes in the form of a jukebox would be appropriate.
Continue reading ➞ iTunes Bluetooth Speaker
This is a bank key that would be used in places where evil skimmers are usually found, like ATMs and gas pumps. It has a number of security features beyond its key shape. Do check it out after the jump!
Continue reading ➞ Bank Key Card Design
That’s not a typo in the title, because this isn’t an anti-theft device. It works in addition to a regular bike lock, the idea is to make life miserable for thieves should they steal this bike.
Continue reading ➞ Anti-Thief Bicycle Attachment