I am fairly new to the world of Arduino and have been tasked with a project.
In a nutshell, the project is:
Using a sensor (or sensors) to measure the fill level of a trash bin. The idea i have is for the sensor to be in a fixed position, and when the bin is beneath the sensor, the measurement is made from the top if the bin to the top of the rubbish inside the bin.
I have been looking at ultrasonic, IR and other sensors for the task, but i am confused as to which kind of sensor could give me a reading from pointA (the top of the bin) to pointB (the top of the contents of the bin)
Any help you guys can offer would be truly appreciated.