Hi Everyone, My name is Lucy and I live in NSW, Australia. I am currently completing my year 12 major work for my final year in school, for my subject ‘design technology’. For this subject, I had to find a problem I would like to design a solution to fix. You are able to make a product (one item), a system (a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism) or environment (architecture).
I have chosen to attempt to solve the issue of littering. My idea to fix this problem is a reward system bin scanner, where users will receive (BinBucks) when they successfully put an item in the bin. The scanner will be attached to already existing bins.
The Big Picture - If the project was outside of major work constrictions:
Theoretically, I would like for my system to be partnered with companies such as McDonald’s. When a McDonald’s customer has finished and would like to put their item in the bin, they are able to scan the barcode, the bin will then wait until the item is put in the (with the help of a weight/infrared/beam kind of system) Once weight has been added or the infrared has detected an item the system will allow the user to collect a set amount of points. These points will be collected using an NFC enabled device. Once points are collected, a sound will be made, a light will flash and the user has then successfully collected their points. The points will then go to an online database where users will be able to redeem their points for vouchers with partnering companies. ie. McDonalds - 100BB = Free Big Mac.
The whole idea revolves around users being rewarded for their positive actions. The companies will benefit with advertising and the information they can receive from the bin system, which bins fill up faster, littering statistics and any other information they may want to use that the system is able to collect.
Overall, I will be unable to make the system to its full potential due to money, time and skill. Therefore, I have decided to make a prototype and a video that shows what it is really capable of for my final project. I would like for my project too:
- Scan 1 Item
- Make a Sound
- Display a set amount of points
- Flash LED
- NFC enabled
I would like to achieve the above with arduino although I would like some help with what I actually need to buy to make it possible.
Below I have attached a PDF of what I would like to create.
Thank You in Advance for Your Time
ardunio map.pdf (64.5 KB)