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Arduino Trash Sensor
Ever wonder how much trash you produce in a week? Want to know how fast you fill up your recycling bin? Kids telling you they've taken out the trash when they really haven't? Can't remember if you put the bag in the bin and it's trash day?
There's a cheap and easy way for you to track your trash (or any other sort of receptacle for that matter).
Project level: Beginner Approximate time to complete: 30 minutes Data points produced per month: 5,760
In this step-by-step tutorial, you will:
- wire up an ultrasonic ranger to measure distance to the nearest obstacle
- use an Arduino Yun (http://www.arduino.org/products/boards/4-arduino-boards/arduino-yun) to stream this captured information to a cloud service (https://www.initialstate.com)
- learn how to program the Yun over WiFi without using a USB cable
- turn captured information into your personal trash dashboard that you can access on your laptop or mobile device