One is just for a prop. I came up with it while pondering over a new, original weapon that could be used to destroy zombies. And it came to me : the Anti-zombie reverse flamethrower. The concept is fairly simple, carry around a tank on ones back filled with "liquid nitrogen" with a hose and nozzle, maybe even a water gun attached to make it "functional". The entire idea is that one could spray zombies with the liquid nitrogen, and while it may not freeze them, it could at least slow them down and/or make them brittle enough to be smashed by a buddy armed with a bat. Aim for the head! I think this could actually be a viable, fun and even functional prop.
The second idea is just something that was knocking around in my noggin during my breaks at work the past couple days. I have neither the tools nor the money, or even the skills or real know-how to contemplate it. I just wanna see what others think.
The idea is this: A steam-powered generator capable of powering itself. It gets a little complicated, and is inundated with technical flaws and possible impossibilities. Say you have a boiler, or a water heater, turned on by electricity. Could one create enough heat and pressure to power a generator that could then direct that power back into itself? Like, say, you have electric heating elements to boil the water, connected to a generator, which is connected to a turbine, which is spun by the steam created by the water being heated by those elements. All I'm really wondering is: COULD IT BE DONE? Would too little power be produced? Or would it be too dangerous considering the pressure? Is it easily done, just not cost effective? And besides all of this, how do you start it in the first place? Now, I've come up with theories to answers, but I am in no way an engineer, and haven't bothered to look up any specifications, or anything. Considering it's a meandering thought of a poor part-time deli worker. But if it has any merit, I would love to discuss it further.
Either ideas are up for discussion, really. I just wanted to contribute something to the aether.