Hello everyone .
I am working on a project, and I stuck in one part, concerning, how to distinguish between plastic and glass, and papers if possible.
what kind of sensors can I use in this case.
thank you in advance
Hello , thanks for all answers
to clarify the idea, I want to make a smart trash that be able to sort these components. it's a small project to do at home
I have a feeling that these "automated deposit return" systems just work by reading the product barcode on things like pop bottles that are put into them. I could be wrong though...You take your plastics in and shove it in the machine, it sorts the plastics into types and you get a deposit back.
I have a feeling that these "automated deposit return" systems just work by reading the product barcode on things like pop bottles that are put into them. I could be wrong though...
That's the rule here in Canada too, but they don't check the barcode where I live; the time spent doing that would cost them more than they'd save. They just have a rule of $50 max total refund per person per week (or month? I can't remember). That makes it too unprofitable to import bottles and cans.In the US they do. You can only get a refund on a Michigan coke bottle if it has the Michigan coke bottle bar code. Same for NY and other states. Otherwise you end up with a Kramer from Sienfeld filling a stolen postal truck with cans from NY and driving them to Michigan for the bigger refund.
the time spent doing that would cost them more than they'd save.
Anyone in the UK just seen the recent edition of the BBC tech news called 'click'?
I ask because it showed something that shocked me, we are talking plastic and glass in the thread and how to distinguish. They showed a retail center system using AI to map peoples behavior and shopping styles, part of it was the cameras actually looked at people and guessed age range, race and demographic type almost instantly! It then followed them around the shopping center. It put little labels above people, if you get a chance look out for it. If i find it on iplayer i will post a link.
Scary but fascinating, anyway the point is if they can do what the program showed then a camera system could easily be used with common libs to sort material out.