IIT students and faculty can post there invention ideas here to get input and find others to collaborate on their ideas.  Because some ideas may be potentially marketable, inventors choose whether each idea is publicly visible.  If you are an IIT student or faculty, you are encouraged to log in to view all ideas, collaborate on ideas you like, and post your own.

Saturday, 02 March 2013 01:00

A more affordable online bookstore

Written by 12345
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
As you may guess from the title, this "invention" is not exactly an object but rather an idea for a website that could prove useful to IIT students. I am not aware of anything similar to this at IIT, so that's why I am suggesting it. The idea came to…
Friday, 27 August 2010 20:11

Contact Maintainer

Written by Nathan Wicker
Rate this item
(5 votes)
This idea was inspired by attempts to create, manage, and distribute contact lists.   Core functionality: create a simple profile focused on contact/professional information (maybe vcard style) search for others and share profiles (either one way or exchange) search needs to display enough info for others to identify correct person…
Friday, 27 August 2010 15:23

Personal Phone Notifier

Written by Nathan Wicker
Rate this item
(5 votes)
Audible ringtones can be interruptive, particularly when you're texting a lot or your in class and think your phone is on silent.  Vibrate mode is an attempt to make the notification personal, but it's generally too loud to go unnoticed.  I think I hear my phone vibrate more often than feel…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 15:15

Smart Charging Electronics

Written by Nathan Wicker
Rate this item
(5 votes)
I'm not in the knows of current battery and charging technology, but I haven't had much luck with laptop and phone batteries. What I've been told to do and what I've done fairly dillegently is the following: fully charge device, let device discharge until battery dies or is nearly dead,…

Login to collaborate on projects