Author Archives: gemmell


Can you land a drone on a cow and use two zappers or pin pricks to “drive” a cow? Makes herding obsolete.

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Drone Fences

How much does an electric fence cost to install and maintain (in $ and time)? Can you build a system that uses drones to effectively build “virtual” fences that fly up and scare the cattle when they get close.

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GRIT: a distributed fashion brand

The idea behind GRIT is that to make it as an entrepreneur you have to have GRIT. How can you topple a brand like Nike and Reebok? You go distributed. So GRIT is about making a clothing brand that is … Continue reading

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Email as a feed of things where you can reply.

Why isn’t there an intelligent system that can read an email and determine where a response might be needed and intersperse spots where you can reply. Turning an email into a feed. Straight to the ideas book. So it’s basically … Continue reading

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Fly catching quadcopter bot

Fly’s are annoying. Especially in the kitchen. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there we turned these pests into an aerial dogfight between beast and machine?! It would track the fly, and then when the fly lands it would use a … Continue reading

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Celebrity fan email tools

This is to help celebs deal with email – essentially it looks at the days mail and pulls out and categorises all the questions by topic. This allows the celeb to reply to a set of questions that then get … Continue reading

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A show to “graduate” a toddler from watching TV back to real life

So my 3 year old hates it when we turn the TV off. It’s like we’ve turned off the drug supply and she totally wigs out. My older daughter was the same at age 3. I would like to have … Continue reading

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Email auto-reply bot.

Work from your outbox, not your inbox. So this builds on a previous idea to be able to tag and categorise email by task so that you can set work modes that you can work in. In this one, it … Continue reading

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Pocket Peer

So this is selling to teens. It’s an app with one way voice, and one way buzz. The idea is that a kid can have their friends in their back pocket, giving them signals that they can act on. So … Continue reading

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Magic Basket

Magic Basket is a basket you put out the front of your house. You throw your dirty washing in one side, it appears washed and folded in the other. The magic is that franchisees come and collect it and wash … Continue reading

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