Build your own magic trashcan with Arduino!
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Arduinball

Arduinball! Love your trashcan and be loved in return! First (and last) version of a project so silly it can hurt you: unleash the happiness of your trashcan for a work well done!

Each time you score - throwing a wadded-up ball of paper, a shoe, a cat or whatever you like - your trashcan will be so proud of you! (more proud than your own mother ever was, anyway)

Beware that this is just a draft, and not a mature project. Also, beware that it will make you look very stupid in any respectable circle.

Electronic

Minimum requirements are a buzzer, a servo, an LED, a button and an infrared proximity sensor (plus cables and some resistors). Oh, an Arduino UNO will help. :-P

The arduinball.fzz file contains the Fritzing circuit diagram; for the proximity sensor I've used a Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F; you may use whatever you have, but you'll probably need to fix some values in the code.

Software

Just copy the arduinball directory into your ~/sketchbook directory. Most of it is commented, if you can understand my English.

Multimedia

In the media directory, you'll find some picture that may help you building the project (no, really: you're doing it for real?) and a short video (sorry for the abysmally low quality of the audio). Also, the backboard.png and backboard.svg (Inkscape format) files can be used to create the backboard.

How it works

  • copy the arduinball directory into your ~/sketchbook directory
  • it needs the Arduino RRD library, which can be found here: https://github.com/alberanid/arduino-rrd
  • build the backboard and install the various pieces as you wish (I've put a small paper heart on the stick rotated by the servo; inside it, there a red LED).
  • upload the program to your Arduino UNO board.
  • throw something into your trashcan.
  • prepare to be loved!

Author

Davide Alberani da@erlug.linux.it (C) 2012 http://www.mimante.net/

License

The music library is released under the terms of the MIT license; the rest of the code is covered by the GPL 3 or later license. The videos, pictures and the circuit diagram are covered by a by-sa/3.0 creative commons license.