Save Lives During Flooding

Last year, I remember riding on a plane to Belgium to have our family reunion. Before taking off, there was a short video on how to use the life vest in an eventuality the plane crashes to the sea. It is located under the seats and it inflates just seconds by pulling two cords.

Now, I wonder if all cars and houses have these life vests in an event where there is terrible flooding. We all know this is already the norm during a rain storm, especially in our country in the Pacific.

If putting these inexpensive life vests to save millions of lives, then what is stopping us?

One-Push Button Pocket WIFI

We need a secure, easy to use mobile WIFI that we can bring anywhere. These are the things I would like for a prepaid pocket dongle:

-Dual-SIM: Where you can use any provider you want, prepaid or postpaid.

-One-push button load: We know that Amazon championed the Dash buttons where you can buy laundry soap at a push of a single button, and they will deliver it to you. When your mobile data is empty, you can just fill it up by a similar one-push button. That’s convenience! (mostly for emerging markets).

-Removable battery.

Here is a render of that one button pocket WIFI:

Plastic Bicycle

I’ve always love riding a bike because it’s exhilarating and fun. It’s also a good exercise to warm up your cardio and even load up some groceries on your way home. But, you’ve seen them all. They are all made up of metal iron parts. The problem is it’s heavy and you can’t bring it anywhere where you can’t ride it. A better approach is to use plastics as its material. Plastics are durable nowadays and very light. You can even use colored plastics that light up at night. You can make it modular where you can just break it apart into smaller bits (3D printed?) Even an electric one?

Anyway, a good idea which I hope will be put to good use.

Airplane Parachute

Parachutes have been around since it was invented in the 1900s, which was patented by Stefan Banic and later sold the patent to the U.S. military. Stefan is a Slovakian who witnessed an airplane crash killing the pilot. This inspired him to put his inventive mind to use, and so made an umbrella-like parachute that reduces drag when falling from the sky and landing the person to safety. It was once thought that some people saw him jump in a barn wearing a skirt, which is what they would have thought and find it funny. Most people invent things to make money, which this man thought he would like before, but after a plane crashed in his sight, it changed him. He invented this not for money, but to save lives.

Well, I thought if you want to save the lives of crashing commercial airplanes, then at least put several parachutes at the back. The running engine that will push the parachutes from air, which will help reduce the drag and land the airplane to safety:

Airplane Parachutes

Fernando L. Cuevas Jr.


Inventions of All Time

An idea came up to me to post all the inventions that changed our lives and the things we can’t live without. Every morning, we wake up and use these tools that shaped the modern era, and simply we can’t ignore these tools that has become part of our daily lives. I will also be citing its unique qualities that makes it useful. Giving you some historical information about the inventor, his traits and accomplishments, so we can learn from them and be our inspiration. For all of us are inventors, we just don’t know it.

Turning Cars

This is how cars should turn. You can fit in cramped spaces and park easily. I think controlling the car’s steering wheels electronically is much safer than controlling it mechanically. Computations are much more exact than mechanical steering which causes a lot of accidents.

Raspberry Pi Robots! Looks so cool that kids will love.