We're tired of seeing easily recyclable items in the general waste bin, so we've created a novel solution to make people more aware of their garbage.
What it does
When an item is thrown in the general bin, it is only accepted if it is indeed non-recyclable!
How we built it
We used Kotlin to write the camera app. Also we used Firebase ML kit to classify the images using Google Cloud Vision APIs, and Arduino to program the servo motor of the bin.
Challenges we ran into
Using the cryptic Android Camera2 API
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Having built a working prototype despite the challenges that we faced
What we learned
If you ever want to use the camera on Android, don't, honestly
What's next for Recycling Enforcement Unit SE
Mass production in partnership with IKEA