SPOT Ecosystem, 2018 [prototype/proposal]

The SPOT Ecosystem was developed as an assignment for an Intro to Engineering class in which we were to individually create a product to counter the phenomenon of porch piracy. The SPOT Ecosystem is intended as an aesthetic and functional enhancement over existing solutions such as the Package Guard.

A simple prototype demonstrates the siren functionality with packages placed on and removed from the platform. The prototype form was fabricated with PLA on a MakerBot and quarter-inch birch plywood on a laser cutter. The electronics were modeled with Arduino.