Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ideas Manufacturing website updated

Our manufacturing company Ideas Manufacturing Mysore Private Limited, has added a lot of new products to its portfolio. However the website has not been updated in a while.  Today the website has been updated with all the latest products and information.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Solar Light Concept: Get Free and Natural Sunlight to light up your home/office!

A few blog posts ago, we had showcased some of our innovations in construction related technologies at Ideas Unlimited. We did some Googling around for some innovative way to use natural light into the building. Some of the innovations done by people around the world on this front inspired us to do something similar in a more engineered fashion which looks elegant as well!

This idea is pretty simple. If you are into a bit of hands on Engineering, you can probably do it yourself too!

And the best part of this whole thing?  You don't have to pay for lighting up your home ever! You are harvesting natural sunlight for free from your roof! 

The system is so simple and maintenance free to make, that it is a one time investment that benefits you for life! We have put in some engineering aspects to make this into an elegant option and make it more appealing for people to adapt it even in their expensive homes and for commercial buildings.

Step 1: You have to make a  perfect template for putting the bottle in as part of roof centering. (If you want we can make them for you.)
Step 2: You need a large Candy or Toffee jar which is at least a foot high. Stainless Steel Cage gives a lighting fixture like feel at the bottom, while also aiding in any eventuality where the glass is broken accidentally for replacement bottle! Cage is custom designed by us.
Step 3: Use the template along with the metal sheets for centering. Place the cage and bottle inside. Now the bottle is part of the roof centering, ready for casting.
Step 4: Roof Casting
Step 5: Roof is cured. Bottle gets embedded into the roof. (You may have to clean the bottle surface)

Inspection before Centering is removed.

Step 6: After roof centering is removed! Bottles lay exposed. (This photo was taken with the camera flash on because nothing was visible in this dark area).

Step 7: Open the bottle lid, fill it with clean and pure water (preferably soft water) and add clear liquid bleach into it. The bleach prevents any kind of algae growth inside the bottle and also helps in diffusing the light the bottle captures.
Step 8: Observe Below and VOILA you have more than a flouroscent light worth of light (Tube light) from a natural and clean source and you don't even have to pay electricity bills for this light!(This photograph was taken without the camera's flashlight using the natural light in the place. Once the roof is painted white and walls painted, the light is expected to improve further)

If you are interested in using such lights, but unable to make the necessary materials required yourself, do get in touch with us at or (Strictly e-mail inquiries please).

Given both our companys (Ideas Unlimited, Ideas Manufacturing Mysore Private Limited) interests in Energy efficiency and Energy Saving systems, we are more interested in promoting this technology. We also intend to offer these in a product format shortly in the near future...


Of course, we DID NOT invent this idea. We were inspired by the Coke Light concept prevalent for many years in Philippines and the information available in public domain for this idea.

Video of the Filipino innovation in using Coke bottles for lighting up homes.

We however did  use our engineering skills to ensure that the process is achieved in a trouble free manner, with a HIGH QUALITY finish and easy maintenance. We made the concept better in this endeavor.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ideas Manufacturing launches Hawkeye-Mini sensors for security applications

Ideas Manufacturing Mysore Private Limited, launches Hawkeye Mini series of Security devices which detect Human or animal movement/activity and can raise an alarm or switch on a light to deter the intruders. This device is mainly targeted for use in home and domestic scenarios.

Hawkeye Mini Security System

For deterring intruders in your portico/compound and alerting

The device is very compact and can be mounted in a corner under the portico or similar place inside a typical house compound. The MSBR501 clamp can be used to adjust the sensing zone and no-sense zones as may be required.

Some Frequently asked questions  about the product are below:

FAQ#1: What is Hawkeye Mini?
Answer: Hawkeye Mini is a revamped product of our earlier Hawkeye product lines, which can be used for human or animal activity detection for various applications, primarily for security and deterrence.

FAQ#2: Where can Hawkeye Mini be used? 

Answer: Hawkeye Mini is targeted for use in domestic scenarios where it can do a variety of monitoring/security applications. Some example applications:

Home and Compound Security:
  1. Compound Security: At the back of your house or compound to detect and deter unwanted intruders.
  2. Protect your car under the porch: Under the porch where your car is parked to alert you of any activity near your car.
  3. Open Terraces: Security to detect intruders and alert, as well as to deter intruders.
  4. Lone houses: to detect unauthorized entry into compound any time.
  5. When away from home: For your home security when you are away from your home and to alert neighbors.
  6. Inside your garage: For alerting you on  intruders at night.
Utility applications:
  1. Automatic-Doorbell: Make your doorbell ring automatically when someone enters your compound.
  2. Store front/Reception areas: To ring a bell when a person enters
FAQ#3: How does it work? 

Answer: The Hawkeye Mini sensor keeps a watch for movement of Living things. If it detects any living being, it can trigger a light or a doorbell or an alarm. 

FAQ#4: How to install it?

Answer: A printed detailed instruction manual is available along with the product. You can also visit our website to download a detailed brochure of the product.
(Link to PDF Brochure)

FAQ#5: Can I connect my existing doorbell to Hawkeye Mini?

Answer: Yes. In most cases.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ideas Unlimited developing ERP software for managing lean and small manufacturing setups.

Background to this adventure

The future of manufacturing many claim are the lean operations along with a solid supply chain and MOST IMPORTANTLY high quality outsourcing of work.

At Ideas Manufacturing Mysore Private Limited, (Our manufacturing company) we have a vision of manufacturing varied and diverse products, as well as Medium and Low Volume products with High product complexity in the long run. We do not intend to be a contract manufacturer and compete with the bigger players whose business is to do large scale manufacturing. Our intention is to carve a nice for ourselves, doing High Complexity and low to medium volume products which require high level of technological competency and for the immediate future will be fed with products or ideas developed at our R&D lab "Ideas Unlimited".

To start with, last year, we embarked on our own manufacturing setup which has specific focus on IP protection and Quality to be done in-house, while other activities are to be outsourced to our strong vendor and contract manufacturing partners. The criticality of IP protection and Quality maintained in-house has attracted customers who are highly IP and quality conscious who develop products with us which get taken to production eventually by us.

It is also in line with our view that Manufacturing of niche products is the future sunrise and highly profitable Industry for India as the economy rises. 

The ERP Software

In light of this vision for our manufacturing company, we started developing an ERP software several months ago. In fact it started off as a student apprentice project a few months before we prepared to start our manufacturing company "Ideas Manufacturing Mysore Private Limited". The Version 0.1 of the software developed by the apprentice in our lab came out very well and sort of pushed us to develop it further for our own interest as well as

You may also wonder why on earth we are developing our own ERP when there are dozen software packages available in the market? This ERP software is specifically designed for an operation like ours which is lean and depends on contract and outsourced manufacturing with dozens of vendors and contractors.

The Main screen

Bill of Material definition/review screen
Today the software has evolved and the current version is 0.4. By the time we release Version 2.0, we feel the software will be mature enough to be used in other organizations like ours with lean operation and with focus on IP protection and quality.

You can read more details of this ERP software we are developing on our website by following this link:


The project's initial version was developed by an apprentice Nikhil R at our lab as part of his apprenticeship and now it continues to evolve.

Nikhil Setty R worked on the initial version of this software. He can be contacted at

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