Time for Kick-Off!

By Sara Baracchini February 22, 2016 Edition CHIC 2015-2016Discover Aimo project

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 that we had some issues with our initial project. But it’s a good thing that we found that out at the beginning and not later, indeed as the architect Frank Gehry says: « don’t fall in love with your first idea », because it will be harder to change it afterwards. Our focus was on improving communication between neighbors and the life in neighborhoods.

We brainstormed together to broaden our set of ideas. And at the kick-off weekend (February 20th), we finally found one idea to focus on: A connected mailbox locker that allows people to open their mailbox door with their smartphone. The locker will be coupled with a screen that displays the name of the mailbox’s owner or any other notification. The smartphone will replace the mailbox key. Also, they will be able to share their virtual key with other people in case of need, there will be obviously an expiration time in this case for safety purposes. In this manner, people will be able to use their mailbox as a deposit box where neighbors can share good with them. In this way, we keep our main idea of sharing things with your neighbors and friends and at the same time we create something useful for the users of Aimo.

We are going to weekly post on this page our progresses and we can’t wait to get started with the real deal now! We believe in our project and you can see at the bottom of the page that we have the right team to successfully carry out this project.