Without summer inventions, our warmer weather months would not be nearly as enjoyable; or safe, for that matter. Consider all the products you use in the days from June through August, even the ones you may now take for granted. Sunglasses are a good example. At one time, sunglasses represented an innovative summer invention that most people had never heard of or considered. These days it’s common for you to see people wearing sunglasses everywhere you turn; and that right there is an inventor’s dream come true. If you want your inventor idea to become a reality and you hope to make your ideas as ubiquitous as sunglasses, it’s time to get those gears moving so that you can come up with the next big thing for summer.
Innovative Summer Ideas
To come up with one or more summer inventions, think of your typical summer day. It’s hot, you may want to go to the beach, you may be traveling and you may want to keep hydrated and fed while on the move. If you start thinking outside of the box, you might just come up with a few new inventors’ items that help you keep food and drinks cold, that keep your belongings safe while walking through a Disney theme park or that make traveling in the car fun again.
To help you devise even more summer inventions, here are a few ideas that are already in the works. Take them, make them your own or come up with a few completely new ideas to make this one truly innovative summer.
A Safe You Screw Into the Ground: Aren’t you tired of hiding your belongings under your beach towel every time you run into the water? Now you can leave your belongings behind without worry next time you’re beach-bound with the Beach Vault. The inventors of this product basically turned a common safe into a large plastic screw. The screw will then dig right into the sand. This will keep your items safe, since you can put your pillow, blanket or chair over the Beach Vault and no one will be the wiser. You can even use the screw as a boat anchor, as some people have done on the Beach Vault website. That’s when you know that you have a good idea – it has quite a few innovative summer uses.
GPS Bracelets for Kids: Whether you’re going to the beach or you can’t wait to ride the latest roller coaster to open at Six Flags, you’ll be glad to know that inventors have already come up with a way to keep track of your children while you’re having fun this summer. GPS bracelets are easily worn by your children, and then you can easily see where they are at all times by using the available app (or sometimes there are standalone devices that work exclusively with the innovative summer tracking bracelets). Using these, you’ll never have to call out for your children again, as you’ll know exactly where they are at all times. How’s that for peace of mind?
Smart Highway Lines for Safer Summer Road Trips: Inventors have been hard at work trying to come up with new ways to make summer road trips that much safer. Introducing the ‘invention of inventions’ for people who hate driving at night: Smart highway lines. Right now these lines only exist in the Netherlands, but they just might arrive in the U.S. very soon. Using temperature-sensitive paint, the lines work in conjunction with wind-powered street lights to cast a glow on the road. The lines can even alert you when there is construction up ahead, or when there are other obstructions; making this one of those summer inventions we hope to see everywhere in the near future.
What Will Your Next Summer Invention Be?
Take a page out of the books of the inventors above and start coming up with your own innovative summer ideas. Think of the sun beating down on you from overhead and ways that you can combat the heat and excessive light with some new product (or multiple products). Consider ways to keep your food or drinks colder, even while on the go. Or maybe you have the next biggest inventions to hit the travel industry that no one has ever even dreamed of before.
There are still many summer inventions to be thought up, and they may as well be thought up by you. With a little brainstorming and a lot of thought into what’s already been introduced to the world, you could help make this one of the most innovative summers yet. What will your next offering to the summer crowd be? Put on your inventor’s cap and let’s find out.