Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 23, 2016

Somebody Actually Made A Networked Trash Can

This might actually be a pretty good idea for trash cans in big cities. I'm not sure where else it would be practical though.

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OK, stop snickering -- it actually could be useful. Not so much for your house, but in cities that need to know which cans need to be emptied pronto. A monitor keeps track of how full a trash can is and sends that status over Sigfox's network. When the bin is getting full, the city knows where to send the collectors. Barcelona is installing about 200.