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What is it?

With whom are we going to compete?

How much does it take to make?

Who are going to buy/use?

Where are we going to sell/provide service?

How are we going to market?

So, how much do we really need?



Watering System

posted Apr 23, 2010, 11:29 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

In hydroponic growing system, where pump and motors replace natural or manual tasks take up energy; so to further reduce the amount of energy in a hydroponic system, specially with ebb & flow system, we can use the natural evaporation to our advantage. Basically having the grow medium on a balance, when the water evaporate it will raise the container, elevating to a higher level. As it pass certain level, it will flip a lever, which will enable the water to flow into the container, and the additional water weight will lower the container back down. As the container traversing down, it can rotate fan blades. At the lowest position, the container can push on another level to discharge the water. Once the water is drain, the moisture left in the container will slowly evaporate due to heat & air flow (thus the fan). The whole cycle repeats again.


Laptop platform/supporter

posted Aug 24, 2009, 7:33 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated Aug 24, 2009, 7:43 AM ]

What is it?

A device which is to attach flatly to the bottom of the laptop. It has to pivot & collapsible supporters. The supporters provide different heights, clearances and angles to raise the laptop off the surface or lap. The purposes are:
  • Clearances
  • Increase airflow
  • Comfortable height & typing angle
  • More secured & level on soft surface

With whom are we going to compete?

Under the laptop air-cooler device

How much does it take to make?

Should be less than $1, if made in injection mold plastic

Who are going to buy/use?

Anyone who uses laptop

Where are we going to sell/provide service?

Online, at retail stores, supermarket ...etc. Anywhere selling laptop/computer accessories.

How are we going to market?

Don't know ... sell it to students?

So, how much do we really need?

Don't know. Will try to make one out of wood or plastic first.

Solar Cell Roof Tile

posted Jul 7, 2009, 1:30 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated Jul 7, 2009, 1:40 PM ]

What is it?

Solar cell attached/glued on roof tile. The roof tile has conductor at each edge, opposite polarity, so when the tile is place on top of each other, it connected & conduct electricity to the edge of the roof line. At the edge of the roof line, there will be a special roof tile (round) to cover & take the electricity to the top of the roof & enter into the attic where the electricity will be stored & converted, ready to use.

With whom are we going to compete?

Other non-powered roof shingles manufactures

How much does it take to make?

Don't know. But should be comparable to un-powered roof shingles.

Who are going to buy/use?

All builders & homeowners, who want to use solar energy

Where are we going to sell/provide service?

Sell online & through distributors

How are we going to market?

Don't know

So, how much do we really need?

Don't know. Need to research & build prototypes

Wearable Foldout Table

posted Jul 6, 2009, 2:31 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated Jul 6, 2009, 2:38 PM ]

What is it?

It is a fold-out tray which is attached to your backpack, so that you can use your laptop, to put down a coffee cup while standing up. Wherever you need a platform to place your stuffs or surface to work, you can just reach to the back, pull it to front & fold it out. It provides a size of the airplane tray, so that you can put down your sandwich, laptop, or cup of coffee while standing at the bus station or at the airport.

With whom are we going to compete?

Portable chairs manufactures.

How much does it take to make?

Don't know, but need lot of researches & experiments with duct tapes. Then on to the manufacture phase ... which is very costly!

Who are going to buy/use?

Anyone who uses backpack.

Where are we going to sell/provide service?

Online, at retail stores, supermarket ...etc. Anywhere selling backpack or wearable accessories.

How are we going to market?

Don't know ... sell it to students?

So, how much do we really need?

Don't know.

A Scale For You

posted Jul 2, 2009, 6:02 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated Jul 2, 2009, 6:06 AM ]

What is it?

A wireless scale, basically, you stand on it. Punch in your ID, and your weight will transmitted to a website to track & manage your weights. It does not have the digital readout for you to see, you step on it, punch in some number, and then a green light turn on, indicates that it's done. You step off, and carry-on; that's all.

With whom are we going to compete?

No one.

How much does it take to make?

Don't know. Have to take a digital scale & modify it so it can do what we want.

Who are going to buy/use?

We can sell it to consumer or retail vendors, like health store, or even health food store. Also, providing the weigh data management & presenting services.

Where are we going to sell/provide service?

All online.

How are we going to market?

Don't know.

So, how much do we really need?

Less than $100, I think.

Silk Paintings

posted Jul 1, 2009, 2:25 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated Jul 1, 2009, 2:32 PM ]

What is it?

Providing services of printing artworks or patterns on silk fabric.

With whom are we going to compete?

Silk painting artists.

How much does it take to make?

Cost of an color HP plotter. Then research & develop the software to instruct plotter to draw image. Develop special inks to use with plotter on silk.

Who are going to buy/use?

General consumers, who buys fabric to make custom dress, or gift, or decoration (silk screens)

Where are we going to sell/provide service?

Online

How are we going to market?

Don't know

So, how much do we really need?

Don't know. But an HP plotter to start, and a set of silk dye.

NMP

posted Jul 1, 2009, 2:11 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated Jul 1, 2009, 3:03 PM ]

What is it?

NMP is short for Nước Mắm Pha. It's a dipping sauce, a BBQ sauce, a cooking sauce, a condiment sauce to add to your burger or hot dog. It's a multi-purpose sauce for your foods.

With whom are we going to compete?

With all the existing condiments and sauces manufacturers.

How much does it take to make?

NMP can be made for only $50, producing 12 bottles, without any label. With volumes, the cost goes down to less than $1 for each 12oz bottle.

Who are going to buy/use?

Whoever cooking and use sauce before can be prospect buyer.

Where are we going to sell/provide service?

Initially at local faires, then online, and then through food distribution channels.

How are we going to market?

Don't know

So, how much do we really need?

Don't know
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