There are some iOS apps that do something like this for alarm clocks - make you answer a comprehension question, or solve a maths sum or something* - but a physical case would help in periods of "I should really finish editing this story but ooh Facebook/Flipboard/anything".
*On a related note, Gmail once implemented a feature where emails sent during a certain time period needed a maths problem solving before it would send, to prevent drunk emailing of ex-partners.
Any more ideas? Can be anything you like as long as it is practical and can be made by a student with access to proper workshops :)
Any more ideas please?
Heard on Radio 6 yesterday: someone wishing that gloves/scarves made a sound when they hit the ground, so you would realise you'd dropped them. Could apply to a lot of things beyond just gloves & scarves, of course.
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I know it exists already here but would be great to use something like this to grab the beers out of a large bucket / tub that has ice and cold water in , save me getting off my deck chair lol
Although I was thinking smaller with a robotic claw like the arcade machines have, maybe a camera ( web cam / ip camera ) so you could see what you were trying to grab using the arm ( a screen on the remote control that links to the camera on the helicopter )
Mini helicopter with robotic arm / Mini Helikopter mit Roboterarm - YouTube
Portable trebuchet? Who wouldn't want one of those.
On a serious note, a tent that doesn't touch the floor except by feet. No more flooding and damp as the groundsheet gets older. Plus the grass will prefer it :)