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Inventionizer (a website)

Gives suggestions to inspire inventions
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Check out Boardgamizer [link]. I'm proposing that, but for inventions.

It would have columns for technologies incorporated, purpose field, business model (optional), and maybe more. Each time you run the generator, it gives you one or more random thing per column. You can also filter what categories you want it to pick from in each column.

Example outputs:

- electric motor, hardened glass, telescope; motorsports

- iridescence or structural color, wire; household cleaning; crowdfunding

- REST API, injection molding; workplace ergonomics

- clay, video game, audio recording; environmental remediation; donation, sales of recycled product

This would inspire many halfbaked ideas, and would also give me somewhere to send people who ask questions like [link].

notexactly, Nov 14 2015

Boardgamizer http://www.boardgamizer.com/
[notexactly, Nov 14 2015]

Quora: Is there anything that has not been invented and needed to be invented? https://www.quora.c...eded-to-be-invented
[notexactly, Nov 14 2015]

book http://www.amazon.c...verse/dp/0684863006
Written way back in 1999. [popbottle, Nov 14 2015]

Baked by davedarko! https://hackaday.io...-buzzword-generator
Inspired by The Hackaday Prize 2016 [notexactly, Mar 14 2016]

Filter, schmilter. https://www.youtube...watch?v=xDButnEa320
I love you, Everything Burrito. [bungston, Mar 15 2016]

Halfbakery PSA Halfbakery_20PSA
Where I got the college radio idea. I think this idea wants to mate with the Inventionizer. [bungston, Mar 15 2016]

HalfBakeryIdeaGenerator Prior art [notexactly, Feb 11 2018]

HB Madlib Prior art [notexactly, Feb 11 2018]


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       [popbottle], I don't see what that book has to do with this idea.
notexactly, Nov 15 2015
  

       I'm not suggesting you construct businesses and products out of buzzwords, just as Boardgamizer doesn't ask you to construct board games out of buzzwords. They're just inspiration to help you come up with your own ideas. It's perfectly fine if your resultant invention lacks relation to some or even all of the buzzwords you received.   

       And my examples might be more buzzword-heavy than we'd like, just because that's what I happened to think up. Please suggest more examples if you'd like to.
notexactly, Nov 15 2015
  

       eradicate redundant radiator with irrelevant rubber reductionist rant   

       That definitely helped me write this annotation.
pashute, Nov 16 2015
  

       Now baked (in a simpler form) by davedarko: [link]   

       I was originally envisioning, and had thought I had put in the description, that it would use Halfbakery categories, but I guess I didn't.
notexactly, Mar 14 2016
  

       I sort of tried this, at least within biology/biotech, using lists of words and a random phrase generator. It was quite surprisingly interesting.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 14 2016
  

       And you could broadcast the output on collage radio!
bungston, Mar 15 2016
  

       Moved to more appropriate category that I just discovered.
notexactly, Oct 13 2016
  

       I think it should automatically crowdsource micorfunding, to fedex copies of its ideas to people that already have licensed patents, as a cheap form of technology transfer
beanangel, Oct 13 2016
  


 

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