Aimo

The first connected mailbox lock that will turn your traditional mailbox into a safe and shared deposit box!

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Unlock a new way of sharing

Aimo will allow you to open your mailbox using your smartphone, thanks to a virtual key. No need for a physical key anymore! And the plus? You will be able to share those keys with your friends, family and neighbors without needing their presence!

Locked and shared

Ever wanted to share a book with someone but couldn’t meet? Or felt unsecure to leave a key in the mailbox? No worries…

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No more physical key

Open your mailbox with one push, with your phone in your pocket, thanks to bluetooth.

Guaranteed security

The lock is made of steel and designed to be unbreakable with common tools.

Share keys with your entourage

Send personalized email invitations to access your mailbox through the mobile application.

Connected

Aimo works with a mobile application that the user can download for free.

Open your mailbox automagically

Through the Aimo application, you will be able to manage and share your virtual keys, on which you can set an expiration date. And don’t worry, you won’t need to open the application every time you want to open your mailbox. Just keep your smartphone in your pocket!

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Team members


Profile picture of Jean-Baptiste Bruyère
  • Jean-Baptiste Bruyère
  • Industrial Design

Profile picture of Lara Defayes
  • Lara Defayes
  • User Experience

Profile picture of Jonathan Link
  • Jonathan Link
  • Software Engineering

Profile picture of Sorina Lupu
  • Sorina Lupu
  • Electronic Engineering

Profile picture of Alexis Duburcq
  • Alexis Duburcq
  • Mechanical Engineering

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  • Sara Baracchini
  • Business

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Our blog


The end!

August 5, 2016

Hello everyone! This trip has now come to an end, and let's look at what we have done during the last days! Well, during our last (full) day in Shenzhen,… [...]

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Last day of hard work in China!

July 27, 2016

This trip comes to its end! But even the day before leaving China, there is always time to work! So today, the whole team together, we went to the new… [...]

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Wrap-up of the last few days

July 27, 2016

Hello everyone! First of all, sorry for not posting in the last few days (I know you missed us), but we have been very busy! So, since last Thursday what… [...]

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Day 8 – Let there be light!

July 27, 2016

After a delicious breakfast, all the 4 teams met in the lobby of the hotel to discuss with our supervisors the next steps of the projects. We decided to start… [...]

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Huawei, StarPrototype and SSIP

July 25, 2016

First visit of the day, Huawei. We met at the lobby at 7:30 to take the bus to the Huawei manufacture. There, we have been welcomed in a fancy meeting… [...]

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Day 4 – HKSTP and a view!

July 25, 2016

All teams worked hard last night (or early in the morning) to prepare the pitching session of the day, this one for investors-oriented people at the Science & Technology Park.… [...]

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A day full of activities

July 21, 2016

Good afternoon people! What have we been up to today? Well, a bunch of things actually! Lara and I started the day in a pretty stressful way since we had… [...]

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Getting closer to a functioning prototype

July 20, 2016

Hello again ! Twice in one day, how lucky are you? So today we also split up the team, in 2 groups. Sorina and Link went to Seeed Studio to… [...]

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More information about the Chinese market

July 20, 2016

I have been walking around Shenzhen (well mostly around the hotel) in order to observe the behavior of the Chinese people regarding mailboxes and other topics related to our project.… [...]

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2nd day at Seeed Studio

July 19, 2016

First of all, today was Lara’s birthday so it was gonna be a good day anyway!!! What a busy day! The team actually split up to do some different things… [...]

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We are in CHINA!

July 18, 2016

Hello everyone! We have arrived almost one week ago in China, already! We landed in Hong Kong last Tuesday night and have already done so much! It’s time for you… [...]

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Sprint UI/UX

June 10, 2016

During this sprint I implemented the design made by Lara Defayes, the media and interaction designer of the team. As you can see the UI design has rather well evolved. [caption… [...]

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About electronics…

May 7, 2016

Drumroll.... Our Aimo connected device starts to take shape in terms of electronics as well. We designed the first testing board using Altium Designer and we sent it to fabrication… [...]

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Milestone 2 behind!

May 1, 2016

Time is passing by so fast! Only one milestone left before we go to China! Let's look at what has been done on the business side during the last month.… [...]

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Let’s talk software and firmware

April 25, 2016

This awesome adventure is the opportunity for me to update my mobile app skills. A lot of new things have appeared and among them: Swift. The brand new language from Apple… [...]

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A word from our user experience designer

April 19, 2016

Here comes the time to design the communication around Aimo. But before we begin, why Aimo? What does this name even mean? Our name comes from a french saint called… [...]

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Here we are!

April 7, 2016

After this long period of silence, I'm glad to announce you that the new version of Aimo is ready and the 3D printing is on-going ! The previous one helped… [...]

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Milestone 1 behind!

March 29, 2016

We hope everyone had a great Easter! We are happy to have survived the first milestone! For this step, which took place last Friday, we basically needed to present in… [...]

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From the industrial designer point of view

March 23, 2016

How do I design a connected mailbox locker? First of all, I need to understand perfectly the aim of the object that I want to design. This is really important!… [...]

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Engineering, prototyping, components…

March 16, 2016

In parallel with mechanics, our engineering team is also working on the development of the firmware and electronics, as we want to have a working prototype by the end of… [...]

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Come on and let’s rotate Aimo!

March 10, 2016

Yes, that's right, our first prototype is almost ready to be 3D printed ! Our (mechanical) engineers worked very hard to make the magic happen : For now, this is just the… [...]

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Let’s talk business

March 9, 2016

We are really progressing with our device Aimo and this is partly due to our (outstanding) organization, as you were able to see it in the last post. In addition… [...]

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Journey into our daily life

March 8, 2016

The spirit of CHIC is not only about designing an innovative connected device, but also rushing to be able to do it right in a very short period of 6… [...]

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Time for Kick-Off!

February 22, 2016

We have been selected to go to China and we are extra motivated! We had to change our connected object Aimo a little bit because our mentors helped us realize… [...]

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