Project Title

Smart Recycling Bin

College

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2021-05-06 08:54:24

Major

Electrical Engineering

Honors Course

Senior Design Project Seminar

Number of Credits

6

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

The objective of this project is to design and prototype a device that accepts plastic, aluminum and glass bottles, mixed with other miscellaneous items of trash, and automatically sorts the materials into separate containers. The device will be able to differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable materials and sort them accordingly in order to prevent recycling contamination. The system will use different sensors and image recognition to determine the correct material. Once determined sorting actuators will put the material into the correct bin.

Research Sponsor

Gregory A. Lewis

First Reader

Mehdi Maleki

Second Reader

Robert J. Veillette

Honors Faculty Advisor

Robert J. Veillette

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