Tuesday, December 21, 2010

vocal simulation

Create a simulation of mammal vocal cord system and use a genetic algorithm to produce a system that can mimic the vocal output of a skilled singer. Taking this output you can than generate singing voice tracks for songs (to the extent you could even generate background music on the fly for games) along with other things like furby's that could actually talk (not pre-recorded).

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Morse Code visual decoder mobile application

A mobile application that uses the built in camera as video input. The application decodes the visual morse code signal the user selects.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hard drive destruction service via thermite

Mail in hard drive(s) along with cash (or pre-pay) and receive a video of the opening of the package and melting of the hard drive(s) via thermite.

Friday, November 19, 2010

every floor plan

Provide a database of every house floor plan in the U.S. to those who are willing to pay

- Make deals with towns to scan existing housing floor plans.
- Provide hardware so they will continue to scan new floor plans in trade for access to the db
- Go to open houses and generate floor plans for older houses

Sell to:
- real estate web sites
- real estate planners
- home repair stores
- many more


Layout highways, number of lanes, on and off ramps, design wacky intersections. The better your highway the more people will live far from the city and the city will grow and more people will move into the area requiring more highways...

- Mess with models of your local city and fix that interchange you use every day that drives you insane.
- Disasters! mudslides, airplanes on the highway, accidents galore, snow, rain, and more!

Have the game live on an ipad for a nice intuitive touch sensitive way of drawing intersections.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

iphone traffic cam

Mount a iphone on a model plane/jet/helicopter. Remotely control it, flying it to traffic accidents and get video back. Cheaper then a real helicopter.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Touch screen keyboard

Take a phone like the iphone that is a full touch screen, combine with a thin blackberry type full keyboard that sits on top of the screen that you can use to get the physical attributes such as accuracy. When you want the full screen the keyboard can slide down exposing the full screen.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pool Table Overlay

Commercialize this: ARPool

Or take it ten steps forward and do the following:

Have glasses that bends light so you can see wavelengths that normal people can not. Have a camera and projector built into the glasses. The camera can see the pool table. The projector will project the result of your cue strike that only you can see.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Walk Across America with Google Maps

A webapp that would take googlemaps and show you the first person image of a location. You could run or walk in any direction and it would remember where you have been. So every few days you could come back to the site and walk a mile and eventually walk across America.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

IDE for ccs3 animations

Having a fat app ide to help one create wysiwyg css3 animations would be nice.

edit: https://www.google.com/webdesigner/

Saturday, January 2, 2010

topic news aggregator

New aggregator site that groups links into topics for in depth discussions and reading.

For news you have content and aggregators. newyorktimes.com happens to be both the home for a lot of new content and a website that aggregates that content. Other sites like reddit.com and news.ycombinator.com usually don't have any content (besides meta or ask the audience questions). One pattern is that a link to a good article is posted on Monday and throughout the week a dozen other related articles are posted and get voted to the front page. The related articles are not strong enough by themselves, but based upon the fact that everyone has read the first article users enjoy reading the other articles.

The quest is to provide better news. Every once in a while I run across a high quality article and wonder how many articles like it that I miss because it was surrounded by junk and just had a bad title. Really good articles often cause people to post related articles that get posted up.

One examples is when a movie like Avatar is released. There are rich articles on the making of the movie, the history of the technology used in the movie, the actors involved, the reviews, and more.

The site itself would be very similar to reddit where anyone can post links, but the real value/game changer would be that along with a list of links there would be a list of topics that links can get added to. Those who visited the site could view lots of little fun articles, but they could also browse the topics and read more in depth on any topic. Each topic could be a wiki page.