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ComeOnKharma
 USA
Stupid Head Tickets Printer Friendly Version
I've had this idea for a long time... Ever been frustrated by rude, obnoxious, inattentive, or just plain scary people on the road? To the point you actually wish there was a cop nearby messing with the flow of traffic, just to stop this driver, and save the rest of us? I have the solution! Everyone should be armed with a paintball gun that's filled with paint that disappears as it dries. It would not harm the paint and would not leave a trace after 24hrs. It would be able to withstand 24hrs of inclement weather and be unable to be washed off. Any more weather than that and we all deserve a pass having driven in slow traffic during it anyways. Now, imagine how people would straighten up thier driving if our fellow drivers were in charge of tickets!
Anybody with 3 or more splotches of paint on thier car the cops automatically send them a "Stupid Head" ticket. Mailing a picture that's time/date stamped along with the sitation. "You have been found guilty by a jury of your peers to be a danger to yourself and others on the road today." There is no fighting or reducing it in court. It won't affect your insurance rates or DMV record. It is not probable cause for the police to pull you over by itself. If your car's natural color cannot be seen or identified clearly by atleast 20%, your car's brain will stop working for 24hrs. Tickets would begin at: $5.00 and go up to $100.00 max per day at which point your car's sensor (vibration from impact, wieght of splotch on surface, temp. difference of metal as it dries heat dissaptes/cooler, or visual by satellite) alerts the car's computer brain to begin shutting down once car is put in park with a message shown on dash or radio. It would also notify a satellite to take your picture, marking location, date, and time and send you a ticket. Too many days out of commision in a month (10) and you'd get a "brain dead" timeout of 3 days, beginging on the 1st of the following month so you can think about how not to annoy you fellows.
Reward: Better driving and getting out your road rage constructivly while improving your selfdefence and hand eye coordination simultanously. 

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socratesOne
 USA
3D Printing on large scale with Cob Printer Friendly Version
Cob is a natural building material made of sand (or sand-rich soil), clay (or clay-rich soil), water, and straw. It is traditionally used by mixing the ingredients with your feet, forming it into small oblong balls about 2 liters in volume, and pressing it against other cob balls to form structures such as walls.
3D printing is an additive manufacturing process whereby an object is built one layer at a time, automatically, much like the way a printer prints an image on a page.
My idea is to use existing technology to automate the process of building cob structures.
To do this, the envision a tri-pole, large scale 3D printer consisting of a machine roughly the size of a car (which may or may not be "driven" by an individual or a computer program), and containing a "print head" the size of consumer multi-color laser printer.
The "print head" is a chamber made primarily of two perpendicular metal plates to serve as the guides for each wall (thickness of the walls would be the distance between the plates), a feeder which adds new cob to the chamber, and piston which packs the cob into the chamber.
The head would be attached to a machine that has the ability to gather materials from the local environment, or from pre-made piles of sand, clay, and straw. The exact details of automating the process of combining each is an engineering challenge yet to be solved.
The machine would mix the cob, form it into blocks, add it to the queue, and move the head in high precision. The car-sized machine itself will be moved in low precision by three cables that reach up to the tops of three poles approximately 30-40 ft in the air and 30-40 feet apart from each other (telephone polls may be used), the exact dimensions giving the total range of the size of the constructed building.
Reward: A house built in the "earthship" style (passive solar heating, off grid power and water, etc...), made with the device. 

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Rooks
 USA
OLED Wrist Watch Printer Friendly Version
Input: Light, Temperature, Time (Atomic Clock) or Computer updated, Battery Power (Time Remaining), Touch Screen (stylus control), Heart Rate/Beat (Pulse), Computer connection (USB)
Visual Description of Face: Round OLED screen set inside metallic case, Side Mount Button (SMB)
Software Description: Software should be open source allowing programmers to create custom displays and functions. The watch should be allowed to connect to a computer via a docking station and download this software from the computers hard drive. Software should include use of all, some or none of the sensors on the watch (battery power, temperature, etc...)
Default Software Display:
I. The OLED should be bright enough and with enough contrast to display in strong sunlight. As the light diminishes the OLED should power down reducing the level of illumination. Default display should be blue at night and white in the day.
II. Display should be capable of inverting its pixel display.
III. Cubic Zirconium or diamond insets should have back lighting to increase reflections and add possible color shifting effects.
IV. All displays should be shader capable to create 3D effects if desired (background animations, clock hand animations, calendar reminders, incoming e-mails/text messages).
V. The SMB should control display views from first screen to second, second to third etc...
VI. First Screen
1. The watch should have three first screen displays. A digital display, an analog display, or a combination of displays.
2. The battery time remaining should be displayed as the power consumption may be high.
VII. Second Screen
1. Software should include a calendar able to scroll forward and backward (delta 10years). Allow calendar uploads to the watch through the computer that triggering a visual, audio, or combination alarm (selectable by the owner via the software.
VIII. Third Screen
1. A chronograph and a count up/down timer should be within the software’s capability.
Hardware:
I. The screen or OLED pad should be high resolution (2000dpi or greater).
II. The battery should be large high capacity Rechargeable battery/long life (1 year or more).
III. CPU should be powerful enough to power 3D graphics.
IV. Water proof/resistant battery recharge plates on exterior of watch side.
V. Docking station both recharges and allows uploads to the computer via USB
VI. USB cable connector located under a gasket protected metal plate on the bottom of the watch.
VII. Radio connection to Atomic transmitting station or an auto-update from the computer via software.
VIII. Pulse, pace, temperature (body or environment) monitors for athletes.
Reward: Credit given to me... That's all 

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