All posts by Per Lindholm

Refugee Job Idea – Solar Panel Installations?

The suggestion is simple. In countries with many refugees like in Jordan or Turkey. Why not look at the solar potential?

Not just for the sake of the environment but to increase the job opportunities for both refugees and local residents.

Turkey revives as much solar energy as Spain and Jordan even more. I was thinking that perhaps medium and small size companies could benefit from solar power besides the the very large and home owners.

So the idea is that training for solar panel installations and investments is set in place in particularly for those areas.

Here we have a chance to invest in a good future both for the refugees and the planet.

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Refugee Job Idea – Solar Panel Installations? Image taken from openclipart.org

Idea – LED Inspired Power Cables?

The problem is that when you transmit a lot of energy in electric wires they could get very hot. So the solution is to increase the cross section area. I wonder however if energy lost in the form of infrared radiation could be lesser even in thin wires. If you could control the light emitted by the wire. Could you then control the energy loss to some degree? What I imagine is that if the wire emit mostly visible light like a LED. The energy loss could be lesser than if the wire would radiate infrared light.

So the idea is to see if a wire with something like light emitting diode capabilities could prove useful.

Guessing – Cooperative Description And Weird Physics?

From a philosophical point of view there exists more connection types between two objects than the pure mechanical. I mean other types than interlocking gears. I wonder therefore if you could get a more predictive method for quantum weird behaviour viewing it as form of cooperation between objects? Looking at nature you have competition and cooperation. This gives rise to complex behaviour between objects so why can’t at least cooperation serve as a model for weird quantum physics. I don’t know how you can get cooperation from the concerned objects so this idea is just a starter.

 

Idea – Learn Math/Physics/Programming By Learning To Code Games

There is this idea out there that you can learn subjects like math by playing games. For older students I don’t think more gaming is a good thing. The idea is then that should choose to challenge the students rather than to provide an “amazing” experience. What I had in mind is that they learn to code games. Here you could use knowledge of math and physics to create something. I believe this is 100% more effective than giving them a finished game to play.

For those who want to try coding I recommend Python. To learn to use the Godot Engine.  There is also the easier visual Scratch.

You don’t need to code a complete game for this to work. Just part of a game that you code with the physics and math in mind. An example would be letting a sprite simulate kicking a ball and letting the computer calculate the path from your programming.

Speculation – Could We Get New Physics By Asking The Wrong Questions?

The idea is simple. Asking the right questions is pretty limiting. Therefore I wonder if you can get a more extensive search by including the wrong questions. At least they could be interesting or they could inspire even more questions.

Example of a “wrong” question.

Lossy compression seen in .jpg images is pretty important for storing images, videos and audio. Could it be so important and fundamental that the universe takes advantage of lossy compression for storing and transmitting information. Since you have many photons in motion at any given time in the universe and we discovered the particle wave duality. Maybe the wave part for photons and the wave part in Fourier based lossy compression is connected. This makes me wonder if there exist lossy compression that is energy conserving but a bit lossy or a bit random like for position. It would have a position quality parameter so it doesn’t brake any physical laws but still has some lossy compression ability.

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Speculation – Could We Get New Physics By Asking The Wrong Questions?

Idea – Flexible Multi Size Shoes

One design idea I had in mind is the flexible multi shoe size idea. Basically the idea is to have a shoe that can fit two or maybe three close sizes. If I’m size 42 then it would fit size 41-43 like socks. But not the tight fit as you get with a sock. I have no idea what is a good solution for this idea. Maybe one could use an adjustable screw solution.

Now that I was thinking about shoes I wondered because we have many very talented African runners. If its possible. Would it not be a good idea if we have shoe design also coming from let say Ethiopia and Kenya or other countries in Africa?

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Idea – Flexible Multi Size Shoes

Idea – Could Animal Free Will Save Us From Collapse?

Like we need a variation in our diet so does every other animal and insect to. From bees, chickens, salmons, cows, and pigs. The idea is that we take advice from the animals own decision making which I call their free will. It’s simple. Perhaps instead of using one type of food. Why not have different kinds and let the animals choose themselves. My guess is if you do this their immune system would improve.

So my idea is. Because the animals have a brain they also have an evolved free will that naturally guides them. If were are smart we would let this system do what it does best and let the animal choose their own food.

 

Idea – Job Site For The Long Time Unemployed And People With A Diagnose

Here is my startup idea that should have come a long time ago. Its basically a job site but for the long time unemployed and people that have a hard time to find a job because they have diagnose. These are the people who never gets a chance to earn a real monthly salary. So the idea is that businesses and others can post job offerings specially for them on this site and at the same time do so much good.

Everyone is needed and I mean it.

Idea – Should There Exist Thermoelectric Paint?

One thing I think the scientific community gets wrong is the need for generating electricity from various small heat resources. As a way to get a higher efficiency so I assume. Looking at the system as a whole there are huge expensive energy guzzlers like air condition units. Where you need to transport heat.

Therefore I wonder if there should exist something like a thermoelectric paint. The thermoelectric paint I had in mind is not suppose to generate electricity. The different layer paint patterns is suppose to transfer heat like a heat pump using electricity. Simulating a very large Peltier element.

With a paint like this it should be easier to have a very large cooling area. The size should make it easier to cool a large volume effectively.

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Idea – Should There Exist Thermoelectric Paint?

Idea – Office + School ?

The idea is simple and a little unorthodox. I imagine that Africa’s startup scene of young people could be in need of office space. Then why couldn’t they rent space in a school? That way their resources is shared. After the students go home around four in the afternoon. Then they could use that space. Maybe electricity from a solar panel installation, newer desks and some kind of Internet connection could be financed from this cooperation.

Idea – On demand Physical Exercise In School?

In school why should you expect every day to be plannable even for a week less for a year a head? The idea I had was if the class gets to a situation where the working environment gets pretty bad. Then It’s my guess that physical exercise would probably be a better choice than to continue badly in the classroom at that time. So my suggestion is to allow for a little time for on demand exercise and a little flexibility so lost class time can be recovered.

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Brother kicking like a pro

Idea – Is There A TV Gaming Potential For The Raspberry Pi 3 Under Kodi?

It just seems so natural. Could the Raspberry Pi 3 also be a platform for gaming on the TV. As a device to promote programming. I believe you could have tutorials for creating games that could have many possibilities for personal configurations. Since you could alter a webpage with HTML/CSS why can’t you have something like Linux Gaming CSS where you could customize the game to your own liking. Add your own assets and so on. Then if you could share that game with others and run it under Kodi. Then with the smartphone as a readily available Wifi-controller you would have a seriously fun platform.

Did some playing around earlier in Godot Engine. A complete game tutorial could be made in such an environment. Perhaps then they the authors could sell or have advertising for the videos as a way to finance those tutorial projects. It will be like the write your own game book I had back from the Commodore 64 times. Only this time a much more modern version.

Idea – Smart College Education

Thinking about a way to make use of college time for dropouts. A lot of time and money and heartache gets wasted because of bad choices we make or bad things happens to us for no other reason than coincidences. Why should we only have an all or nothing approach.

My suggestion is that we think and optionally adapt college education in a smart way. The change is not major but could very well be a life saver. The idea goes as follows.

The first year the student studies some of the subjects belonging to the main profession but at the same time he or she studies and gets credentials for a backup job. Here I think web development or something similar could be considered. The following years he or she will then continue with the main profession of choice.

Because there will probably always be a lot of dropouts from college. I think we should adapt intelligently to that. For whatever reason they don’t always have the strength or money to start a new education. With this idea the dropouts could start to work even if they dropped out already after one year. Also for those completing the main courses. A backup job for the same price could prove useful.

Random Guess – Is The Central Limit Theorem A Factor In The Explanation Of The EmDrive?

I don’t know the physics of this. So this is just my random guess. Since the Emdrive is dependent on microwaves bouncing in a cavity. I assume they will bounce randomly. This makes me wonder if they will make something in the cavity conform to a normal distribution. Maybe potentially conflicting with the conservation of momentum law forcing it to move. Basically my guess is that because the Central Limit Theorem is involved in randomness and the EmDrive depends on randomly bouncing microwaves these are connected.

Idea – Phone Cylinder v1.0

As an imagination exercise why not try to design a new style phone. You can like me use the free Blender 3D software to do this. My idea is to model it using an elliptical cylinder over a flat screen. My original idea was to emulate an glass pearl with a deep color. But I think this design looks quite nice. Even if glass bends light. I believe if you can recognize the objects looking fairly ordinary then you would accept a little distortion. Apart from looking interesting the feeling of holding the phone should be better than with todays flat screen or half flat screen phones.

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Phone Cylinder By Per Lindholm
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Phone Cylinder By Per Lindholm Side view

Poverty Fighting Idea – Job Café

The idea is very simple. Like there exists Internet Cafés with computers you can rent for your entertainment. Why can’t there exist Job Cafés with tools and machines you can rent for a small sum. Lets say the Job Café is equipped with sewing machines. Then people can make money using them without putting up any large sums themselves. I believe this idea could be used in poverty stricken areas.

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Poverty Fighting Idea – Job Café Cheap Space And Machines

Innovative Idea – Script Language Support For Salary Systems And Other Software Systems

My idea is simple and innovative. To increase effectiveness in system management many manual tasks have to be avoided. Especially if it involves many people. The idea is then to implement a dynamic feature in the software. What I had in mind is a script language like Python or similar. Python is just a programming language of choice. It could be others. The employee could then after some training program scripts to solve repetitive tasks. The computer could then since its very fast do this in seconds even if you have hundreds of small similar tasks. Such manual labor could otherwise take a week to finish. This idea would also avoid a lot of software development because you would no longer need support in making new special features. Also popular scripts could be shared within the whole user base. This means not everyone needs to be an expert programmer for this idea to work.

Simple example

/*

For person in database

if person is available Monday 10.30-12.00 AND person has not worked full hours
print person

*/

Idea – Flowers On A Winter Balcony?

Thinking about ways to enhance winter farming using added thermal energy I got this little idea for an invention. Why wait for warmer weather when you want to have flowers on your balcony. I think it might be possible to have plants in a transparent, tempered and insulated construction. If the natural light is insufficient during the dark winter months then some special LED lights would probably do.

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Idea – Flowers On A Winter Balcony?

Idea – A Past, Present And Future Method For Learning?

The idea is simple. I think we ordinary learn with past experiences trying to understand in an incremental way. What if the brain also can take advantage of a future step in this process of learning. If we know where the knowledge is going next then maybe the brain can take advantage of this and organize in a simpler manner. So the idea is that we teach the present step and just a little bit of the future step during the same time period. Because the future step has been presented a little the guess is that this step will be learned a little faster and more connected than with the ordinary incremental way. An example would be teaching about derivation and during the same time period present a little about integration.

I think this shows how you can create different learning paths and not just the forward incremental way.

Idea – Desert Greening Getting Some Kind Of Blueprint

A guess I often use is that for things there exists counter factors. Meaning that if something is very easy there is a another related thing that gets hard. Applied that to desert greening. I wonder if we are making it to hard trying to green flat fields. To me that is kind of similar to a farm field. Which is good for growing crops fast. But requires handling.

Also in farmland soil you don’t want a lot of rocks in various sizes. Again this makes it easier to farm. But what is the function if any of the rocks in the soil? Natural soil have rocks and stones so maybe they are needed to keep the soil intact and resilient or something.

Could the tech industry get involved in greening the desert? I mean there is a push for Internet Of Things. The desert is also a thing that really needs some attention.

How do we create a fail proof strategy for greening the desert? Could we monitor different solutions and the environment (wind and temperature and more) with new sensors. Could we use simple gaming AI for simulating living organisms. Could we then calculate different plausible blueprints?

 

Idea – Moisture Pump?

The idea is simple. Because there exist heat pumps why not guess an innovation based on that. Just simply by changing the word heat to something else.

However this was not how I guessed that there should probably exist a moisture pump. I got it from learning that wood is used in a hugelkultur to capture water. Then I thought. We got water damage in a summer house a long time ago and it takes a lot of energy to dry the wood.

This makes me suspect that maybe moist wood has the ability to draw more moisture from the air. Making it harder to dry it.

If it is so. Then wood could serve as an inspiration for a moisture pump. With a moisture pump that has a higher efficiency then condensation by cooling. We could use that in agriculture or desert reversal.

 

Idea – Man Made Molten Rock (Lava) As An Energy Storage?

Because volcanoes are a terrifying display of energy. Could this inspire a new energy storage. In comparison with pumped hydro. Could we develop man made molten rock or lava as a way of storing energy? Not tapping into a natural source but actually making our own molten rock.

Because the material is so very very cheap (rock) compared to Litium Ion batteries. I think this is definitely worth the research. Also using lava should mean no metal shortages.

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Idea – Man Made Molten Rock (Lava) As An Energy Storage? Image taken from commons.wikimedia.org

Idea – Self Paced School Courses For Out Of School Children In The Slum?

Because of poverty and other reasons many children do not go to school. From my experience with MOOCs. It was easier to complete a course if it was self paced. The idea is therefore that maybe with the help of technology. We could have a self paced schools. To accommodate the special circumstances these children live in. So that the school is always an option even if you missed out of some of it earlier. Then why not turn nearby computer shops to learning centers. Maybe they could get government money for the management. Then in the learning centers the pupils could all watch different lectures in their own pace and get help from assistants.

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Idea – Self Paced School Courses For Out Of School Children In The Slum?

Idea – Desert Reversal?

The idea is simple. Just by looking at a desert. I see plane fields of sand. This makes me wonder if deserts “prefer” non hilly grounds. If so could we then change a little the typology of the desert to better support life? Maybe the non constant ground elevation or other differences could give life a better foothold. Are there other constructions than the Pyramids that would withstand the desert? What would they look like and what effect would they have? After seeing ”Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change” on youtube I wonder if one can optimize the surface so the number of grazing animals need not be that many.

Some other idea generating videos are

hugelkultur – the ultimate raised garden beds

Solar Electric Tractor Model 12 – Steve Heckeroth

 

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Idea – Desert Reversal By Construction ?