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.