Young peo­ple in­spire with 5000 top ideas

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE GADGETS/GAMES - — Mark Furler

GREAT ideas. Young peo­ple are full of them.

But how of­ten do we en­cour­age them to dream big, think out­side the square, in­no­vate, and just cre­ate.

Fos­ter­ing that pas­sion – and those in­ven­tive pro­cesses – could en­sure their long-term ca­reer suc­cess.

It’s the sort of pas­sion that has big com­pa­nies like Ap­ple and Sam­sung urg­ing our kids to get into sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths.

Sam­sung re­cently launched Make My Idea – a pro­gram which saw more than 5000 ideas sub­mit­ted from young peo­ple aged 12 to 25 in Aus­tralia.

Some of them were su­per-prac­ti­cal – a clear toaster so you see whether or not your bread was be­com­ing char­coal.

One clever sug­ges­tion was a safety hot­pot range which changed in colour to red as it warmed up.

Oth­ers were a lit­tle more zany – the ba­con-scented bub­ble bath, the cor­dial tap, the scent fan or the ever last­ing tis­sue box recycling shred­ded pa­per.

There was also the cor­dial drip, the bike-pow­ered charger, and the br­rrot­tle – a USB charged su­per cool wa­ter con­tainer for life in the great out­doors.

The groom­bot promised to use nano tech­nol­ogy to clean your teeth and brush your hair.

A smart hel­met us­ing mem­ory foam to al­low your “perfect fit” and a pet-clean­ing pet door were among other ideas.

NSW stu­dent James Drielsma came up with the win­ning idea of a pow­er­nap sleep­ing bag to charge your de­vices. More on this here:

GREAT IDEAS: A seg­ment from Sam­sung's Make My Idea show on YouTube.

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