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Design and Prototype Front Porch Point of Collection System
MilkBox is a ‘connected home’ consumer product that serves as a safety deposit container for home parcel deliveries, offers insulation for temperature sensitive deliveries and remote notifications of parcel deliveries through the MilkBox smart phone app. The company intends that the prototype delivered via this project will be used to explore manufacturing options and strategies with the aim of commercializing the product for the consumer marketplace.
MilkBox is collaborating with the George Brown College (GBC) and the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technology (CCET) to design, develop and fabricate a collapsible deposit container for home parcel delivery. The prototype is expected to have insulation feature for temperature sensitive grocery drop. The George Brown team will include Principal Investigator (PI) James McIntyre, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering; John-Allan Ellingson, Technician, Research & Innovation, and One Mechanical Engineering Student Researcher (SR). The objectives planned to achieve from the project are: 1) Create conceptual design and develop product design specifications; 2) Finalize mechanical CAD Package; 3) Finalize the prototype.
- James McIntyre
- John-Allan Ellingson
- Ryan Billinger
- Sustainability and the Built Enviroment
- Advanced Prototyping Lab