The ideas I get during my sleep are usually toast anyway, so here's one of them. others are ideas I came up with wide awake.
- 2008. a stamp-sized high-resolution lcd display with flash memory, processor, touch-screen play, coin cell, coil for communication. It plays video clips/animations. You put them in a special album.
- 1990. lamp timer. the object has to be heavy so it won't slide off the table. 60 minutes gives you enough time to read or to get into bed so you can get ready for bed & nod off to sleep without stumbling around the room. 10 minutes gives you enough time to turn off the main light and get into bed so you can nod off to sleep without stumbling around the room. basically it's an AC extension cord in a heavy box with a timer that has a switch that can handle 120VAC. use a knob-type timer that does 60 minutes. spdt or n.o. switch is best. try an interval or off-delay timer. newark, digikey, mouser
- 8/6/2008. bluetooth DMM or bluetooth test equipment. essentially, something wireless or USB. rs-232 serial ports are old hat. most computers don't have those anymore. wireless is more desireable.