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.
CONCAVE SHAPES | SMOOTH SURFACES | WARM COLORS
I used those forms to shape the housing components.
Synthesis of Engineering and Housing
Housing Accommodated for Manufacturing and Other Features:
Ease of Assembly
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.