SmartPop


Reverse Engineering

How do Popcorn Poppers Work?

I took apart an existing popcorn popper, analyzed each component, and modeled the internals to scale in CAD using Solidworks.

Housing Inspiration

CONCAVE SHAPES | SMOOTH SURFACES | WARM COLORS

Morphological Entities

I used those forms to shape the housing components.

Synthesis of Engineering and Housing


Housing Accommodated for Manufacturing and Other Features:

Injection Molding
Ease of Assembly
Ventilation
On/off button and Operating Light

From Reverse Engineering to Usability

The SmartPop design project was both a detailed study of popcorn popper engineering and a task in developing a complementary housing design. The new design offers a popcorn dispensing form that directs the popcorn straight into the bowl and an easy-to-read on/off interface in the back.