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bird camera - This traffic camera blends in with its suroundings. It shape offers it camouflage in plain sight. A speeding driver will not pay attention to a simple bird. A funny side effect would be that drivers who are aware of these camera's will slow down whenever they see a bird on a wire ;)
Birdcamera Proto - A working prototype of the birdcamera.

This traffic camera blends in with its suroundings. It shape offers it camouflage in plain sight. A speeding driver will not pay attention to a simple bird. A funny side effect would be that drivers who are aware of these camera's will slow down whenever they see a bird on a wire ;)
BLACKBOX project for AAVA - More information?:
http://www.core77.com/blog/competition/aava_mobile_blackbox_case_study_by_thomas_valcke_18477.asp#more

Do click ze magnifying glass...hires image
Aava Oy scenario's - Explorations and Ideations for the Aava Oy.

BTW lores really doesn't do it justice so plz enlarge ze pic
Modular Babyphone - After analyzing the current market of baby-phones. We noticed that the consumers demands for baby products where very divers. Some people want a very basic version and others want a full 24/7 spy gadget that monitors and regulates everything. Couldn't we give these 2 different people the same product and yet satisfy them both? A baby-phone that could be everything and nothing altogether...preferably for everyone ;)
dot.box - This multifunctional tissue-dispenser has two compartments: one side for wet wipes and on the other side for all the small but essential accessories of the young mother ear-buds, thermometer, nail scissors, nose water, suppositories etc. With its simple and sleek design the dot.box fits in any interior home: children’s room, bathroom, toilet, kitchen. More info: http://atohms.wordpress.com/projects/tissue-dispenser/
BBQ + Outside heater - This outside heater-concept is derived from a regular common coal barbecue.
I got frustrated with the fact that I needed to store the BBQ inside in the winter since there is no need for it when it’s freezing cold. On the other hand people are buying propane outside heaters for wintertime. Wouldn’t it be possible to change the barbecue so it could act as a heater in winter while still running on coals?
Anyone can cook pt1 - It seems that everywhere you look everything is about cooking. Television, book-shops, buy-rent-a-dvd-cooking lessons. And people do get influenced by it suddenly everybody's 'cuisson' is in question. Now everyone needs to cook like a chef. But nobody can. Or do they?
Wasn't it the famous chef Auguste Gusteau who said: "Everyone can cook". Or could we at-least make it a little easier?
Intelligent Cooking Stove - It seems that everywhere you look everything is about cooking. Television, book-shops, buy-rent-a-dvd-cooking lessons. And people do get influenced by it suddenly everybody's 'cuisson' is in question. Now everyone needs to cook like a chef. But nobody can. Or do they?
Wasn't it the famous chef Auguste Gusteau who said: "Everyone can cook". Or could we at-least make it a little easier?
self growing lamp - The idea of self-growing products isn't a original one nor an easy one. Some attempts have been made and there's some blue-sky-concepts out there. But none have really satisfied me because I couldn't grow them at home. You needed a chemistry degree, reactor tanks or an awful lot of time. Another motivation to this persuasion was to find out if we could mimic nature and create a very natural product by using natures set of rules?
'TROU' le table - This simple table concept gets rid of screws and other connective elements. This table is easily installed and de-assembled for storage by any user. Just put the legs through the table secure them with the 2 pieces of string and you are done. Benches and chairs could also be created by using this simple principle. I am working on a simple Xls-sheet and technical-drawing that should enable you to build the same kind of table with just a drill and a jig saw.
Spirographic drill - With this drill you no longer need tons of drillbits. Set the diameter and depth of the hole you want to drill place the 'spirodrill' on wherever you want to drill and Push it.

This is just an idea I had and thought it might be a good subject to exercise my presentation skills.

Oh and do enlarge lores really doesn't do it justice ;)
raincatcher - The raincatcher is a very special kind of umbrella. It has a second function/purpose. When it rains the raincatcher will unfold itself like a flower and catch the rain - hence the name ;) The caught water can be used to water your lawn and plants or to fill up the kiddy-pool of the little one.
rufus - Rufus is a water-boiler system incorporated in rooftiles. This modular solution lets you construct a whole piping system in which water can flow and thus be heated by the radiation-heat of the sun. This (free) hot water can be used to shower, do the dishes or heat the house.
fire-fighting-drone - ThePnX-drone is a standalone completely independent seak-and-destroy surveillance droid. It is conceived to patrol forest-fire-high-risk-areas. with lots of sensors and other heat-seaking equipment the droid can spot a match from miles away. All heat-sources are monitored and attended. When a fire starts the droid can quickly dose the fire. If it runs out of water it searches for the nearest water source and refills it's 'balloon' with another batch of extinguishing water.
dolphin-friendly-fishing-net - Dolphins and other animals get often caught in the nets of industrial fishing boats. They are collateral damage. This fishing-'net' derives its workings from nature itself. Whales use this 'bubble'-technique to catch large school of fish.
Inside-out zoo - In a current zoo you can go and watch animals in a cage, most of them will just sit there and do nothing all day. In wildparks the animals are much more active but you can almost never see them. Therefore this inside-out zoo where the people are in cages and the animals can freely roam.
zoo_antarctica - Underground in the Zoo large hallways of tunnels and corridors have lots of information and exhibits about current animals and extinct once. This hall features a robot-skeleton with holographic projection.
smellUlator - SmellUlator is a scent-recording device. Pull the cord and you can record a scent. The pillow will release its scent when pressed upon. With this device you can capture a certain scent on vacation. At home you can press the smellUlator or put it under your pillow to enjoy some vacation-memories/dreams.
Unfortunately the technology to realize this concept is not yet available.
VACUüMBOT - Who will clean the vacuum-robot?
babyphone - The majority of current baby-phones have no difference in shape between the transmitter- and the receiver modules. This, and the fact that most of them are also cluttered with extra features you don’t need, make operating a baby-phone a real hassle and nuissance. This concept gets rid of al the extra features. Press the red-button and the device is active. The overall different look of the units makes differentiating them so much easier and worryfree.
Apple Tablet SLeeve - Conceptsketch of a sleeve for the new upcoming apple tablet. The sleeve offers protections but does also incorporate a keyboard (cfr Eleksen keyboards).
Harmonicar - Cars are Fun but they do have some downsides. They need a lot of (carbon) fuel and and they are big an bulky while most of the time it is just you in the car. Therefore: The Harmonicar. At first it looks like your average city car with an attitude. Not much room inside but enough. If you need more then the Harmonicar will extend it’s length over a full meter which is most of the time just enough to fit those things you couldn’t fit before.
space-colony-board-game - This boardgame derives lots of its gameplay and thus fun ;) from the classic-board games like RISK, monopoly and colonists of Catan. The innovative features in it are its circular board and upgradable pawns. The sci-fi setting and graphics make it an ideal board-games for geeks like me.
space-colony-board-game - This boardgame derives lots of its gameplay and thus fun ;) from the classic-board games like RISK, monopoly and colonists of Catan. The innovative features in it are its circular board and upgradable pawns. The sci-fi setting and graphics make it an ideal board-games for geeks like me.
Space Colony - Fully playable version of space-colony.
Planning on putting all resources online so you can play it to ;)
Kitchen timer - Exploration and conceptualisation of the koronos-multitimer.

About three years old. I also wanted to show the dirty sketches behind idea conceptualisation

More info here:
http://koronostimer.wordpress.com/about/
Kitchen timer - Exploration and conceptualisation of the koronos-multitimer. About 3 years old.
again more info here:

http://koronostimer.wordpress.com/about/
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Comments (63)
  • done so creativly

    10 years ago

  • LOL :)

    10 years ago

  • Now it just needs to "drop" tracking devices onto people

    10 years ago

  • THx everyone...I plan to take it one stage further and make a SLA-print...if I find the time to do so ;)

    10 years ago

  • Very Discrete!!! Very cool idea!

    10 years ago

  • nice idea ! ;)

    12 years ago

  • more friendly!~

    12 years ago

  • interesting camera!!! congratulations!

    12 years ago

  • This is too good! hahaha, loved it!

    12 years ago

  • funy concept, and very "user friendly" ;)

    12 years ago

  • you're a genius!

    12 years ago

  • is this in production?

    12 years ago

  • No it's not, sorry ....All of the Atohms-projects are mere visualisations of ideas that have been 'haunting' me for a long time. got any money and an adventurous spirit?

    12 years ago

  • Well thank you ;) Most people call me a dreamer, naive or an idiot...

    12 years ago

  • yeah, they give me similar names ;) but never stop dreaming my man!

    12 years ago

  • lol this is cool

    11 years ago

  • Thx ;) a lot

    11 years ago

  • so fun, great page!

    11 years ago

  • Crazy as always =)

    11 years ago

  • Awesome layouts.

    11 years ago

  • Thx ;) a lot

    11 years ago

  • clean tight stuff man, good work

    11 years ago

  • Thx there's more to be seen here: http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/core77_aava_mobile_design_invitational_the_results_are_in__16083.asp

    11 years ago

  • just GREAT!

    11 years ago

  • Hey i took so long to notice this camera on coroflot! great one! Its so good that it has gone into hiding well among the many great works here! hahaha... excellent work!

    11 years ago

  • Thank you all..to kind ;)

    11 years ago

  • genius presentation and idea!

    11 years ago

  • Nice Sketch!

    11 years ago

  • what a explore! ;)

    11 years ago

  • U know how to sketch ;)

    11 years ago

  • Thanx ...All of you :) Much appreciated

    11 years ago

  • great page!

    11 years ago

  • This is super super good! Tons of great sketches, thoughts, etc. :-D

    11 years ago

  • wow.!!!...simply superb sketchwork...

    11 years ago

  • driver will hate it, but birds will like!

    11 years ago

  • interesting. Although I have never play RISK, I want to try this boardgame!

    11 years ago

  • Hahaha now I'm going to be paranoid if I speed through stop lights. :-D Great concept.

    11 years ago

  • haha ha smart ...

    11 years ago

  • cool

    11 years ago

  • This is a horrible idea. I take it you've never had the pleasure of dealing with traffic citations, with no witness, nor any human judgement, just a machine that says you are supposedly endangering other people.

    11 years ago

  • For the fans: I've made a full working prototype.

    11 years ago

  • This is a little creepy and futuristic.

    11 years ago

  • funny form, reminds me of the 1984...

    11 years ago

  • The more the marrier!

    11 years ago

  • Nice approach of materials, just like the concept drawings

    11 years ago

  • Interesting project. It has potential for surveying other crimes as well, but also feeds into the controversial issues around privacy and security. Certainly more attractive than traditional cameras but is it not the awareness that makes people slow down at least temporarily?

    11 years ago

  • @ Ben: People do obey the laws where there’s a speed-camera (read: where they can get caught) but they continue speeding afterward. This kinda camera is all about discouraging that kinda behaviour.

    11 years ago

  • Really nice!

    11 years ago

  • This is really cool.

    11 years ago

  • Great exploration.

    11 years ago

  • That's just one of the problems that need to be solved. Would love to take this idea in the workshop for some testing...but I didn't found the time or money to do so. So for the time being just an idea...Thx

    11 years ago

  • Amazing piece of communication. Great work

    11 years ago

  • Really, really smart. Thomas, what I love about your work is the images perfectly communicate the idea, with no need for text. I truly believe that is the ultimate role of the designer. I take my hat off too you sir.

    11 years ago

  • Articulated... Classic Could it be the Honda Accordian. Ha

    11 years ago

  • So clever. Mate, your work is phenomenal.

    11 years ago

  • Very Nice Work!

    11 years ago

  • Haha this does have that 1984 vibe..very cool

    10 years ago

  • The upgradeable units is a very interesting concept. When will this be available? I have to dig out my legos and give it a try!

    10 years ago

  • I have a test-version here at home but it is not finished yet, sorry ;) Thx for liking my work...I like yours to

    10 years ago

  • Then we better start up a game anytime soon ;)

    10 years ago

  • Cool idea, nice design&layout Thomas. How long did it burn with this pillar style design? How much coal is needed to fill it up? About 1/3 of the tube?

    10 years ago

  • With half a bag of coal. It lasted a couple of hours. I tested it at my school in the winter and all the smoking students gathered arround it ;) so mission accomplished (for now) thanx for the comment

    10 years ago

  • very cool

    10 years ago

  • Very Discrete!!! Very cool idea!

    10 years ago

  • THx everyone...I plan to take it one stage further and make a SLA-print...if I find the time to do so ;)

    10 years ago

  • Now it just needs to "drop" tracking devices onto people

    10 years ago

  • LOL :)

    10 years ago

  • done so creativly

    10 years ago