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The WriteLight

The Pitch:

The WriteLight is the size of a ballpoint pen so it fits easily into your pocket and is ready to go just like your phone’s camera. It gives you a an easy to use secondary light source when taking photos with your camera phone.

The Idea:

I work with a few people that love photography, including myself.  We’ll take pictures with anything.  Now thanks to great cell phone cameras I never feel like I’m without something that will capture a pretty decent image.  But I always feel the flash is lacking on these phone.  Look I get it I’m expecting way too much from a phone camera flash.

One day we were playing around with our camera phones and trying out alternative lighting.  Like pen lights and small LED lights.  Then I realized what I wanted was a light that had a bunch of lights like the ones in cell phones, mainly because they are bright.  Since I’m an artist I’m always carrying around pens.  So I came up with the WriteLight.

You can vote on it at Quirky and if we’re lucky maybe they’ll make it!

I didn’t want a light that attached to the camera or supplements the camera light.  I wanted a light that could be positioned any where around your subject work like a video light, add more visual drama and best of all fit in my pocket right next to all my favorite pens.

Key Features:

  • Size of a regular pen.
  • 8 Super Bright LEDS
  • SWIPE your Light. Swipe across the length of the pen to turn on the lights one at a time.
  • The more lights the brighter it will be.
  • Color Knob so you can change the color of the light to add even more lighting effects.
  • Rechargeable by a USB cord or use the USB adapter power supply to recharge the light pen.
  • Has a clip to hang off a short. But could come with an accessory that acts like a tripod.
  • Different finishes to match peoples phones. Chrome, White, Black

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Print Roller

This is a print roller. You can choose from a full black ink or a CMYK cartridge. The inks come in two forms permanent and temporary for that graffiti that shouldn’t stick around. A larger paint size roller version is also available.

You can upload any digital image you want via WiFi or Bluetooth from your computer or phone. Pick a corner and start rolling, working your way around the picture. The roller feet on either end of the print head and the accelerometer keeps track of your position. Audio feedback lets you know if you’re going too fast but it can add to the effect if you are going for something weathered.  There’s also a progress bar so you can monitor how much more of the image you have to roll out.

(NOTE:) This is just an idea, but wouldn’t it be kind of cool?

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Phone Concepts

Here are some phone ideas I came up with for a contest a while back.

 

The Butterfly

The Butterfly opened up well like a butter fly with a seamless screen.  It’s another take on the flip out phone.  designed to stay small in your pocket but almost unfolds to become a mini tablet.

 

The Flex

With flexible screen this phone becomes a fashion statement.  Just think the screen savers could be any favorite watch or design you like could even match your outfit.  It flexes around your wrist to become a bracelet so you don’t forget the unwraps to become a low profile message system.  With a split graphic keyboard so your hands don’t cover the text area.

These were some designs I did for a contest a while back.  I can’t for the life of me remember how I took those pictures.

Made in Eureka

This was fun. I thought I would turn it into a writing assignment. I enjoy creating new inventions and I wish I could have entered more than one a day. Sad thing is I found out about it about a week or so into the contest. Find out more about Made in Eureka at the Sci-Fi Channel.

But here’s what I would like to do now. I want to turn it into an open source video project like the old cartoons when I was a kid. “Welcome to the World of Tomorrow”

If you want to play just pick one item and make short out of it. 10 to 30 second video with the product in it. It’s like an ad or maybe a little snippet of what life would be like with these contraptions. Really whatever you want. There is no limits other than 60 words when writing these up. So why should there be making the videos? When they are all made we’ll put them together and make something cool! Claim which one you want and put it in the comments so no one else takes it.

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Space Saver: No need to worry about your parking space now. This small disk projects a 3D image of your car or transportation of your choice. New solid photo-tonic stabilizers will fool anyone and your space will be saved for when you return.

oneKEY: a polymorph standard key. Now all you need is one. Once oneKEY samples any key you have, car, boat, house, skeleton… It can instantly shift to the new target key enabling the user to only carry one key. Freeing up the users valuable pocket space.

B-BLOKS: These small disks really pack a punch. Once activated stand back! It turns the atomic structure of its surroundings into more useful materials. It comes preloaded with 10 outdoor structures or you can design your own on-line at our website. Warning: KEEP LIVING MATERIAL 10 METERS FROM REORDER ZONE.

SuperPOOPER: Have as many pets as you want! This cute little bot cruises all over your yard picking after them. But it’s also green! It doesn’t use solar or batteries. It’s powered by all the POOP it picks up. Any extra gets sent right to the house. Now you can have a clean yard and a clean conscience.

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A-iPark: Door to Door service is now the norm. With state of the art GPS and the best AI navigation on Earth your car drops you off and finds it’s own place to nap and never in a TOW ZONE. You car knows when you are ready to leave so it meets you right at the door.

TalkBUD: This new ear-bud nano projector can beam a life size image of your counterpart across from you. To give the illusion to all the people around you are taking to a real person while on your cell phone. Conference mode allows up to 3 image buffers. Customize you look with your Second Life Residual self.

iQchat: It’s the new rage in like minds and crowd sourcing. This small devices enables a sable quantum wormhole to communicate to your other selves in other quantum dimensions. Now can work with hundreds of yourselves to solve the mysteries of the universe. CAUTION: DO NOT USE DURING LIGHTING STORMS RIFTS MIGHT OCCUR.

softSPACE: Hate where that window is? Want to move that door? Now the softSPACE Generator fixes all your home decor problems. This handy device makes matter soft you can move it around to new places in your house. Turn it off solid again… The possibilities are endless!

POWER PAC: This new nano carbon fiber weave comes in all size. Fits like a spandex suit it gives extra support and stability to enable a anyone to lift or manage objects many times their own weight. Available in Tops, Bottoms, Full Body and get the gloves to insure a firm grip!

PHATpower: You’ve heard of burning fat, with this belt you can! Wear this belt at night and your body fast is absorbed into it and stored. Once placed back on it’s docking station that fat is transformed in to new power cells to be transferred to you small electronics. So now your power is really in your hands.

nanoGRmER: These little guys really hang round. Once programmed with the electromagnetic burst illustrating where you want grooming to be maintained. The microscopic bots go to work. Keeping all your hair follicles to your desired length. No need to worry about charging them up either. They’re powered by what they groom.

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iPlants: Now the phone gesture people make with their hand is real! This subdural technology means the latest communication tech can be placed just below the skin. No gear to carry around batteries to charge. These droplets contain millions of nanotech mechs that bond together to form communications devices. Now you can permanently install your phone.

FunBuilder: Now your kids can have fun making their own toys and help the environment at the same time. Just toss in your plastic bottles and metal and this simple machine will sort and break down materials so they can be reshaped right inside. Load up toy designs from our social network or design your own with our toy maker app.

eFreeze: This little device once attached to most objects halts molecular vibration by creating a damping field. Once stop the it’s frozen till disengaged. The patented HOLDwav stops everything. Can be used for suspended animation. It’s instant on instant off with hardly any side effects.

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GrooveSCAN: Convert you old Audio Records to a digital format instantly with this Topographic laser scanner. In an instant it scans the surface of the record turning all the groves into 3D geometry that is instantly translated into a digital audio file. Gone are the days of of real time digitizing.

Green Machines: These transformable robots take care of everything around house. When not in use they connect together to form a yard art. When activated they keep you grass groomed, trees pruned and gutters clean. With many add on modules just about anything can be taking care of and all yard waste gets stored and used for fuel.

Everlast-H2O: This is the last water bottle you’ll ever need. It’s micro collectors gather water right out of the air. Combining hydrogen and oxygen molecules to make the most pure water that can be found. Now your bottle is never empty and it’s backwash micro-scrubbers makes sure that very sip is as fresh as the first.

Flash Back: This device once placed into an undisturbed crime scene can map air currents and dust particles back to any moment with in the past 2 hours of an event. Once mapped a 3D image of the people can be extrapolated, which can be displayed or printed out. Giving the police a real view of who was there.