on 05-26-201612:02 PM - last edited on 07-28-201611:02 AM by rstyle
Unified Network Interface for Collaborative Open Route Navigation (UNICORN)
In the early months of 2014, Geek Squad got another request to send a badge where no badge had gone before. Having already explored the stratosphere with the Icarus I mission, the team decided to create a vehicle that would help prepare us for future remote planetary missions. After months of development and testing, UNICORN was launched on June 21st, 2014 at 9am CDT. The goal of the mission was to put the fate of the badge in the hands of our Agents, using UNICORN to maneuver the vehicle through the Magic Castle (aka Best Buy’s corporate headquarters) and to one of three rendezvous points that would determine the fate of the Agent’s badge.
Misc. hardware components (screws, metal stock, wood, etc.)
Empowering a community of Agents to determine the fate of a badge via a modified RC car involves careful design and planning, lots of creativity, and, sometimes, an unexpected outcome. The descriptions, materials, and schematics provided here are for educational purposes only.
An interior view of the vehicle under construction
The completed vehicle
Schematic of the vehicle's power and control systems
The Agent control page of the UNICORN website
Neither Geek Squad nor the members of the UNICORN team assume any liability for the accuracy of the content on this page or the outcome of any project attempting to replicate our work.
Agent Jackie P. has been in the ranks of Geek Squad since 2008. When she isn’t overseeing a team of remote repair Agents, she can be found riding around on the beach in the sunny state of Florida, or mixing electronic dance music on rainy days.