I carried out a scamper brainstorming session in my notebook using products of dreidel and menorah for my sub-theme of Hanukkah! I watched a couple episodes of the Dr. Who to get me in a creative mindset prior to starting the activity.
Above, I forgot to label this idea, it is Candle Wax Forms!
Above is the song tempo spin frequency dreidel!
Through completing my SCAMPER brainstorming session, I chose my favorite ideas to be:
S-Candle Wax Forms
A-Mood Ring Menorah
M-Symbol Extruded Texture Dreidel
R-Sky Dancers-like Dreidel Launcher
I also really liked these three additional ideas: the dreidel that plays the dreidel song, playing the song with a tempo that aligns with spin frequency (song tempos spin frequency dreidel), the self extinguishing menorah that extinguishes when a child approaches for safety, and the prayer singing menorah.
Pictures of the above 10 ideas mentioned can be seen in my posted SCAMPER pages.
Following my SCAMPER brainstorming, I did a morphological analysis with a dreidel.
My morphological analysis inspired me to further explore grip ideas:
The three ideas I got from my morphological analysis are listed below:
Next, looking back at past brainstorming ideas, I already did alter a bunch into updated or new inspired ideas through the SCAMPER activity. I had these old ideas already in my head influencing my new ones. For example, the talking menorah that tells you the story of Hannukah is very similar to the prayer singing menorah. Also, the party dreidel is a combination of a lot of ideas: the light up dreidel that lights up as the dreidel spins, informative light dreidel that lights up a different color once landed according to certain side, music playing dreidel, and the talking dreidel that tells you what to do.
Then I sorted through all of my ideas and came up with my 10 most promising ones:
1. Candle Wax Forms (SCAMPER)
2. Party Dreidel that is also informative (SCAMPER influenced by group brainstorming)
3. Fiber Optic Dreidel Skirt (SCAMPER idea. My roommate, Rachel, joined in on the SCAMPER briefly and came up with this one!)
4. Self-Extinguishing menorah (influenced by past personal experience and reminded of idea through SCAMPER)
5. Audible menorah (combination of SCAMPER prayer singing menorah and previous group brainstorming sesh idea of Menorah that tells the story of Hanukkah)
6. Song Tempo Spin Frequency Dreidel (SCAMPER)
7. Magic Light Menorah (SCAMPER)
8. SkyDancers-like Dreidel Launcher (SCAMPER)
9. Mood Ring Menorah--pretty color changing, and know when it's hot for safety (SCAMPER idea)
10.Drei-Doodle (Group Brainstorming idea)
I already made the first prototype of this idea at Leonardo's Basement!
The bottom of the dreidel is a crayon. The tip broke off in my bag unfortunately. With the tip, however, the dreidel spun decently leaving a crayon trail pretty well. It would work a lot better if the dreidel was better constructed though so that the center of gravities were more balanced.