Making Things Interactive

February 28, 2008

MidTerm Proposal

Filed under: Cat Adams — catadams @ 1:58 pm

We all understand the importance of the environment, including recycling common items.  But when garbage can are too common and convenient, few of us have a second thought when it comes to tossing a soda can into a black receptacle.  Steps have been made to make recycling more convenient, but it’s far from being an enticing alternative to the garbage can.  My proposal is a 3-in-one recycling receptacle that sorts metal, glass & plastic that regards the user for recycling.

Code: Hall sensor senses presence of metal.

Switch senses weight

Rewards differently depending upon how many bottles have been recycled.

State Sequence:

Attract –> Sort –> Reward –>Attract

Concept Drawings:

Schematic Diagram:
proposal-one.jpg

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