– Students of Obuasi SHTS have created a dustbin that opens and closes without physical contact
– It has an ultrasonic sensor that is waterproof, a motor driver and a sensitive bulb that makes it able to detect hand movements close to it
– The robotics team that made the bin is hopeful for support to begin mass production
Students at the Obuasi Senior High Technical School, under the supervision of their teachers, have created a robotic bin that is fitted with electronic components. In a JoyNews documentary sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Facebook handle of the media organization, it is demonstrated that the bin is able to detect close movements to it and opens up with no form of physical contact.
One of the students who was part of the team that created the device explained that it is a regular dustbin complemented with an ultrasonic sensor that is waterproof, a motor driver and a sensitive bulb.
It is indicated that there is a plan to incorporate small solar panels in the future in order to make the bin usable in localities that have no means of getting batteries for it. Ernest Wiafe, the headmaster of the Obuasi SHTS spoke in the video and indicated he is optimistic that the robotics club in the school will keep bringing out many great innovations such as this. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to come on board and support the project and its production in large quantities for banks, schools or other commercial and public places.
Similarly, Felix Botwe and Ernest Ghansah, both BlueCrest Presidential Scholarship awardees studying Information Technology have created a SMART BIN as a way of contributing to help curb the spread of COVID-19 Day in day out, the world gets more digitized in the bid to make life easier.
From the creation of power banks to wireless headphones, to GPS trackers, and many more, we are on a digital journey that looks very promising.
The occurrence of COVID-19 brought a lot of things to a standstill, but for BlueCrest Students, there was an easy transition to enable them to keep learning and keep their innovative juices flowing.