#AutoItCan – Starting Planning

#AutoItCan - Starting Planning

We are beginning to build an automatic trash can using motion sensors and other electronics.

Here is a link to how Motion Sensors work: https://www.arrow.com/en/research-and-events/articles/how-motion-sensors-work

Here is a link to a site where you can buy electronic parts to build our Electronic Trash Can: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/v5

Some pros and cons of having an automatic trash can:


  • No need to use hands to touch dirty trash can
  • Easy access
  • Good for people who cant open a trash can


  • Battery may die
  • If built poorly trash can could electrocute you
  • Some involve plugging in

This is a video of what we will be building: