Beyond Bits and Atoms – Week 3 – SkyMall Prototype

SkyMall Prototype – Lucas & Omair, Jan 2016

Initial Brainstorm

  • Use iRobot-Create2 (Romba without cleaning stuff) to make a modern day LOGO Turtle
  • SkyMall product – add on for the Romba
    • Attach pen to draw on the floor.
    • Attach Tide Stick to clearn in up!
    • Attach a Pez Dispenser to attract your kids to the dinner table!



  • Roomba
  • Arduino
  • Bluetooth module for Arduino
  • iPhone App with LOGO
  • iOS Bluetooth communication


Initial division of Labor


  • 3D Model
  • Initial prototyping


  • 2D layout for Laser Printer from 3D model
  • ‘Marketing’ for the SkyMall product (name & slides)

3D Model First Run

Prototype to show in class – final product would be 3D printed and fully automated by grabing pen and putting the pen up and down.

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