Introducing Olly

So Friday was our last day at Mint. Emotional yes, but also very exciting, because its time to introduce you to the result of our three months of hard work. Our exploration into smelling the internet has gone through many a peak and trough, but we’re sure we can safely say, we’re really proud of what we’ve produced.

So here he is: Olly - the web connected smelly robot!


Last night was Ollys launch event where drinks were generously distributed and we told the story of how we got to where we are now (covering coffee, booze, bears and building things). A good night was had by all, we had multiple Ollys around the studio reacting to various online activity (from twitter searches to every time Snoop Dogg gets a new follower on Instagram).

We are also proud to say that not only does Olly exist in physical form, he also has his own website over at where you can find out all you need to know about Olly, where you can buy/make him and how you can explore the customisable possibilities.

So that’s it I guess! It’s been a blast - massive thanks to The whole team at Mint Digital and in particular Utku and Tom. The hazy crossover world of internet/physical things is really exciting territory so it’s been a brilliant opportunity to take a plunge into it as part of a mixed discipline team with the continued support and guidance from Utku and Tom. 

This may be the conclusion for the four of us as Foundry but here’s looking towards the future for Olly and the internet of scents! So on that note,

Smell ya later!


Posted on: Nov 1, 2011 at 5:08 PM


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Foundry is all about exploring physical objects which connect to the web though digital technology.

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