Introduction and Project Summary

Our group is going to build a smart trash can.

The trash can will be able to move towards the trash that you throw in the air and catch it. A camera will be capturing the trash you throw into the air and through computation the landing position of the trash is sent to the trash can through Bluetooth. The on-board chip receives the position information and drives the motor on the trash can to move the trash can to the desired location. After catching the trash, the trash can moves back to its original position and waits for the next trash.

This trash can makes your life easier. You don’t have to walk to the trash can to throw your trash. Just throw it into the air and the trash can does the rest.

This smart trash can greatly improves disabled people’s lives as they don’t have to move to throw their trash.