Trash Talk - A Talking Garbage Can
Role: Creative Technologist, prototyping
Creatives - we’re full of ideas.
Unfortunately, some of those ideas end up in the garbage. What started as an office joke became a reality. We created a talking garbage can to validate us, to humble us, and to entertain us.
To make this, we lined the rim of a garbage can with 4 ultrasonic sensors. We tested the sensors at different angles to ensure that there were no blindspots. Each sensor was hooked up to an Arduino with a WAV shield and speakers.
The ultrasonic sensors were programmed to detect a certain distance. If anything interferred, it would play one of 12 sound clips that were chosen at random.
You can view the code here.**
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