Photocopier lid lifting foot pedal
Imagine walking up to a photocopier, hands full of irregular sized items to be copied: checks, receipts, photographs, etc., and being able to lift the lid with a foot pedal. I know my job would be easier. Of course you would still have to allow for manual lid lifting. As for those who say the lid would crash down upon release I propose a simple hydraulic lift and release system.
Reward: The greatest reward would be to see this idea in action at every copier I use.