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Pest Control Robot: Waspaway

I was both­ered by a Euro­pean Wasp today at lunch time. A noto­ri­ous intro­duced species nobody likes. And I won­dered whether you could have some pret­ty sim­ple bait with a cam­era and smash any wasp that comes to the bait. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Hisolate

This is an app that is a bit of a reboot of google hang­outs: Web brows­er based hang­out ses­sion but with one key dif­fer­ence — apps. Inside the hang­out you can have a spo­ti­fy app, which appears as a ful­ly … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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AdaptI

There are organ­i­sa­tions who pro­vide a ser­vice based on data feeds. And some­times, these data feeds change or go down with­out any warn­ing. Adap­tI is a mul­ti pur­pose data plat­form that uses AI to “learn” the data for­mat and seam­less­ly … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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VR Goggles for Swimming

Imag­ine how cool it would be to have a swim spa that had jets on all sides and some VR gog­gles. You could end­less­ly explore coral reefs from the com­fort of your back garden. 

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Crawl Space Suit

This is a suit that has an inbuilt ther­mal reg­u­la­tor to keep the occu­pant cool even though they are in a 50 degree C roof cav­i­ty. Tough mate­r­i­al so catch­ing it on beams and nails and what­ev­er does­n’t tear it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Desalination via alternating current

Water flows through a rec­tan­gu­lar pipe with some elec­tro mag­nets on the out­side: elec­tro mag­net —————- ======>water====> —————- elec­tro mag­net If you turn on the mag­nets all the chlo­rine (and a bunch of water) would go to one side, and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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VR forest bathing

I had this idea quite a while ago but I guess I nev­er wrote it up. Essen­tial­ly there are a bunch of men­tal health ben­e­fits from just being in nature, and this treat­ment called “for­est bathing”. With VR this should … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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CornFlucks: Urinal Cake Edition

Corn­Flucks, but for uri­nal cakes. Hoooo boy what a hoot at a nightclub!

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Insanely accurate OCR that corrects things

Use Tesser­act to OCR, then use GPT2 and blank out every 2nd/3rd/4th word and use GPT2 to pre­dict it. If it pre­dicts a dif­fer­ent word, and it could actu­al­ly be that word (visu­al­ly), switch to that. 

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A chatbot to educate about climate change

I would like to write a bot that can answer ques­tions about cli­mate change at a lev­el that makes sense to the read­er. It’s pret­ty hard for a 7 year old to read wikipedia, so it has to to walk … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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