Olly and Molly: the web connected smelly robots.
Olly and Molly are web connected Robots. Olly turns your notifications into smells. Molly turns retweets into sweets.
Thanks for checking out our project. With your help, we hope to get Olly and Molly out in the world!
Who is Molly?
Molly is the latest addition to the Ollyfactory family.
She is a module that turns your tweets into sweets by counting how many times you get retweeted, then releasing a tasty candy when a number you've set is reached.
You can stack Molly and Olly together to release sweets and smells.
You can set Molly to count a number of re-tweets with our simple app.
Who is Olly?
Olly is a web-connected smelly robot that turns your online notifications into smells.
You can fill Olly with any smell you like, such as your partner’s perfume or an essential oil.
He's also stackable, meaning you can have different smells for different notifications.
What is the app?
We’re also making an app for your computer, so it’s really easy to connect Olly and Molly to your Twitter account.
You can set Olly to notify you of an @mention, if you get re-tweeted or for a search you've set.
Molly can also count your re-tweets and release a candy when that number is reached.
This project is the offspring of a research team called Foundry, based at Mint Digital in London, looking to “Make something connected to the Internet that doesn’t live on a screen”
We became interested in smells because they’re crucial to generating memories and emotions. They’re also good at notifying you of important things, like whether you might like the taste of something or if you left the gas on.
We wanted to see how this could affect our online experiences, especially on social platforms such as Twitter. That was the spark that led to the creation of Olly.
Olly is a modular platform, so he can be added to very easily with new modules. The first of these new Modules is Molly. We would like to be able to build many new modules for the Olly platform in the future. We're keen to explore human factors such as smell
Where does your pledge go?
We need a few things to get Olly and Molly out into the world:
1: Tooling the molds to make Olly’s outer case.
2: Further developing our app to include platforms like Facebook, Instagram and email.
3: Creating additional modules for Olly (like Molly).
We think it’s awesome that small companies like us can have a go at making physical things that big companies might be a bit scared to do.
We'd really like to turn ollyfactory.com into a platform for creating and distributing web connected objects. It’s you guys that can make this possible, and contribute to what you think we should make next.
We're also excited about exploring the potential of locally producing all of the products we make. There are some really interesting things happening with small scale manufacture at the moment and we want to explore this avenue.
We can't wait to get Olly and Molly out there and will keep you updated every step of the way.
Thanks very much for checking out our project and have an awesome day.
Note: The code and digital files for Olly are all licensed under a Creative Commons license so if anyone wants to mess about with an Olly for themselves, or develop some new apps, they will be able to do so. We are excited about creating an Olly API in the future.
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