I have a real situation and I'm pretty sure I can develop some alternative method for solve it, instead of paying tons of money for an industrial sollution.
The thing is that I have mixed colours plastic scrap. White, blue, gray and brown. All this material is set on industrial bags, and all assorted. For reciclyng these materials properly, I need those colors separated. The plastic pieces are about 8-12mm.
I've just entered this Arduino world, but I think with its color recognition sensor I could develop some like this:
- Spread this material all over a testing table or some like that
- Split this table in X smaller pieces and "read" the resulting RGB frequency of each little piece
- Through the application of a genetic algorithm, start iterating and mixing little similar pieces over and over again untill I have one predominant color.
Because the tiny size of these plastic pieces, I know I'll never have a pure color resulting on this process. But if I have a 60% or 70% predominance, the recycling process gets much faster and productive.
As you guys know about Arduino's utilization and limitations much better than I do, do you think this is feasible?
Thanks a lot!