We wanted to create a hardware based hack that focused on machine learning.

What it does

It's an automated bin that sorts recyclables into their respective containers.

How I built it

We created the machine using cardboard boxes that were leftover after lunch. We used arduino to control motors and laptop for machine learning part.

Challenges I ran into

Creating the base was pretty challenging, but the hardest task was getting PyTorch to behave correctly.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We created an interactive machine and managed to do it on time!

What's next for Smart Trash

It would be great to create public bins that work like this and make it feel like a more polished product.

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