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Bright Ideas
This document was most recently revised on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

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 ^ Air Conditioner
I improved the placement of the thermostat.
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 ^ Aqueducts
In some situations, an aqueduct will work in place of a dam.
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 ^ Bicycle Dreams
It's a proposal for a coast-to-coast network of bicycle paths.
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 ^Big Plugs
This is a solution to the problem of the big plugs that take up too much space on the power strip or surge suppresser.
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 ^ Booby Boingers
It's a classy noisemaker for women.
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 ^ Bureau of Land Management Flood Gauge
It always indicates that the water level is normal.
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 ^ Closet Stretcher
When I was young, the grownups  joked about needing a closet stretcher.  I figured out how to make one.
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 ^ Condiment Slinger
An acquaintance asked me to build this thing for him.
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 ^ Cop Fooler T-Shirts
They'll think that you're wearing your seat belt.
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 ^ Curtains
They're cheap and they work.
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 ^ Dog Douser
It's for when a dog chases you.
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 ^ Door Holder Opener
The door wouldn't stay open, so I improvised.
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 ^ Drill Bits
Store them with the sharp ends down.
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 ^ Electrical Outlets
They work for either kind for extension cord.
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 ^ Grasshopper Trap
I don't know if it will work but it seemed like an interesting idea.
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 ^ Hot Water
How to adjust your water heater.
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 ^ Impress Your Wife or Girlfriend
A useful idea for any man who drills holes in things.
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 ^ Kid Straps on Shopping Carts
Even if you don't have kids they can still be useful.
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 ^ Laundry Water
I used to have one of these and it sort of worked.
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 ^ Lunar Cooler
It's a completely passive cooler.
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 ^ Microwave Oven Bread Box
It keeps the vermin away from your bread.
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 ^ Microwave Oven Marbles
The wheels under the glass tray stopped working so I replaced them with marbles.
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 ^ Multi-Stator Axle Motor
It's an unconventional motor design for electric cars.
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 ^ Non-Reversing Mirror
You'll see yourself the same way that others see you.
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 ^ Nuclear Technology
It's all inherently self-evident.
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 ^ Core Design, Gas Fuel
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 ^ Core Design, Unconfined Fuel
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 ^ Glass Fuel Channels
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 ^ Little Dragon
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 ^ Personal Rocket
It's just a darned cute idea.
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 ^ Pipe Decoupler
I think that it would work better than a union.
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 ^ Power Bandit
t's an idea for free electricity.
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 ^ Restart Earth
It's a plan to send seeds into the future.
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 ^ Shelf Adjuster
If your shelfs are too deep, then this will keep your books out at the edge.
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 ^ Shop Liquid Dispenser
This makes it easier to avoid spills when pouring liquids out of cans.
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 ^ Shredded Paper
Save your paper to shred for packing material.
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 ^ Soap
Don't throw the old piece away.  Stick it to the new one.
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 ^ Sockets
This idea hasn't worked out very well but I decided to leave it here anyway.  Maybe somebody can improve on it.
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 ^ Storage Frame
Instead of getting rid of the old swing set, I converted it into a storage frame.
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 ^ Tape Container
This is a dandy way to keep the tape clean.
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 ^ The Bugburger Machine
That's what we called it when we were kids.
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 ^ The Global Cooler
A tiny decrease in global warming.
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 ^ Tissue Dispenser
I'm not sure if this thing is an improvement.
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 ^ Trash Can
I don't live there any more but it was still a good idea.
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 ^ Tubular Highway
You could call it the Rube Goldberg Freeway.
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 ^ Vacufoam
The stuff would be strong, rigid, and buoyant in atmosphere.
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 ^ Variable Angle Bracket
Use one of these when the angle is other than 90º.
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 ^ Water Maker
If you have enough electricity, then you can make all of the water that you want.   If you combine it with a Lunar Cooler (above), then you might not need the electricity.
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 ^ Weed Killer
Steam or boiling water works as an environmentally  friendly weed killer.
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 ^ Wildlife Corridors
This idea would help to preserve migration routes for migratory animals.

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