The Omniport (A new type of revolving door) / Also: The Night and Day illusion/Also: Low-cost levitation illusion/Also: Bell-Ball/Also: Piezoelectric Ideas
Idea: The Omniport -
1. Imagine you lived in a bungalow with four rooms. You’d need four separate doors, right?
2. But what if all four rooms were connected by one revolving door at the centre of the house. One door that allows you to enter four different rooms.
Idea: The Night And Day Illusion (or how a magician can appear to turn day into night).
- Effect: A magician leads you into a room. It is a bright day outside and, through the window, you see that the sky is light blue.
- The Magician draws the curtains at either side of the window and then opens them. Now, to your amazement, you see that it is late evening outside and the sky is dark blue.
- How? There are two sets of window frames one with ordinary glass and one with dark blue glass that makes all outside appear like evening. When the magician closes the curtains, his helpers, outside) substitute one window frame for another.
- When scientists finally develop 3-D TV's that work without glasses then magicians will be able to create 'Magic Windows' ;flat TV screens disguised as windows through which anything can be viewed.
***Low-cost Levitation Illusions based on transparency in darkness combined with phosphorescent/luminous objects. (Please forgive me if this seems like stating the obvious).
Thought 1: A lot of transparent materials are invisible in darkness (for example: cellophane, glass, Perspex).
Thought 2: Phosphorescent/Luminous objects could be seen by an audience without shining a light on them.
Conclusion: If you somehow suspended a Phosphorescent/luminous object by a transparent material you could do it in darkness so that no one would see light reflect off of the transparent material and therefore, by cheap and simple means, create the illusion of a floating object.***
1.There are two teams on either side of a net, as in volleyball, who pass a ball backwards and forwards.
2. Each time a team catches the ball they score another 1 point.
3. However, every five minutes a bell rings and whichever team has the ball on their side of the net when that bell rings loses 5 points
4. Behind each team there are giant clocks so that both teams can keep an eye upon the time.
5. Basically it’s the kind of game that becomes frenetic every five minutes as neither team wants to be left with the ball on their side.
6. There are five sets in a game and five games in a match.
Piezoelectricity ideas (probably just science fiction)-
Piezoelectric perpetual motion generator- Piezoelectric generator powers device that creates pressure, shock or vibration that in turn mechanically activates piezoelectric generator that powers device that creates pressure, shock or vibration that in turn mechanically activates piezoelectric generator and so on.
Perpetually ringing bell- Bell rings and powers piezoelectric generator which powers bell ringing device.
Piezoelectric powered maze solving robot- The more it bumps into walls the longer it keeps going.
Piezoelectric powered baby toys- Rattle that lights up when you shake it. Cradle that rocks itself back and forth or has music and lights powered by rocking.
Piezoelectric Battling Robot Toys: They fight each other and, in so doing, they power each other.
Electropercussion instruments- Electronic percussion instruments that are powered by your drum beats.
Piezoelectric powered homing beacon- Would keep sending out a homing signal for as long as it was being shook about. (For example, in the back of a car)
Roly-Poly Robot – Knocking it over generates electricity that makes it work (light up/make noises/etcetera)
Play-powered toys: Toys that are powered just by playing with them (probably an old idea).
Piezoelectric alarm- Attempts to break into something trigger and power the alarm
Resistance Powered Tools- The harder the job the more electricity will be generated to do the job. For example, a mechanical hammer that doesn’t stop until the job is done.
Electro-battering ram- Works on the same principle as the resistance powered tools.
Smart Punchbag-_ Punch bag monitors your punches and gives feedback.
Electro-restraints- Continued struggle against these restraints automatically triggers an electric shock.
Kangaroocraft- A bouncing vehicle that is powered by its own bouncing.
Kangaroid- A bouncing robot that is powered by its own bouncing.
Kangaroo boots- The shock of jumping and landing powers these mechanical boots to make you jump higher.
Military Applications -
Piezoelectric boxing gloves/kick boxing boots- convert your punches or kicks into electricity that delivers knockout electric blow (this also could be applied to other weapons; piezoelectric staffs; batons; lightning crackling hammer of Thor etcetera).
Piezoelectric barricade(shield)- If this barricade is attacked with continued force it becomes an electrified barricade (also could be used in a shield or armour)
Piezoelectric whip- Perhaps as an alternative to a stun gun one could create a piezoelectric whip that would generate electricity from whip cracking and then conduct the electricity through the whip to deliver electric shock.
Piezoelectric “Hug Powered Teddy Bear”.
If those military ideas are too unpleasant how about a Piezoelectric “Hug Powered Teddy Bear”, a teddy bear (doll or other cuddly animal) that is powered by your hugs. Perhaps it could even have an electric heartbeat that you hear when you press your ear against its chest.