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An SPI_debug

A small change for the hardware, a big relief for the software development πŸ™Œ Breakout board development We’re working on the breakout board, which is the sensory part of the plastic scanner. It contains all the electronics for measuring the reflectance of a plastic sample (e.g. a shampoo bottle) and sending its readings to a […]

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Ante Up

My diploma is signed, so the project is now over? I don’t think so! I like to see my graduation project as a first solid step. It proved the feasibility and the need for such a device. An wow, I am stunned about all the email I receive from people or companies wanting such a […]

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Apex

After 120 days of full focus the time was there: A final presentation to conclude my masters studies. The last days leading up to the presentation were completely covered with to-do’s to put the cherry on top of this project. This made it possible that on the 25th of February I could present the complete […]

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Almost there

In the previous post, you could read that I was well on my way to making an actual handheld plastic scanner. But the more I started to talk with potential users, designers, and others around me, the more I found that THE universal plastic scanner does not exist. Plastic pollution is a widespread problem. The […]

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Action.

Okay people, I have been talking long enough now, let’s get our feet in the plastic and start working on a solution! In a previous post I talked about discrete infrared spectroscopy, an example of this is the ReReMeter, which will also be the foundation of this project. To predict the type of plastic the […]

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Around the world.

The plastic that ends on the streets is easily fixed, at least, here in the Netherlands. There are many trashcans in public spaces (somehow always one to little) and every house and office has places to dispose of your waste. In the Netherlands waste management is quite a formal sector, everything is organized and taken […]

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An Explanation.

A simple device that can separate plastics that look and feel the same, I owe you an explanation; The technology to identify plastic is near-infrared spectroscopy. SpectroscopyΒ is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation, near-infrared indicates the wavelength range, so between 750nm to 2500nm.πŸ₯Ό To help you understand near-infrared spectroscopy, I will […]

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An Open Call for Developers.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» To all Geeks, Nerds, and Techies, we need your help! To make the world slightly more sustainable, I am building an open-source scanner that can identify the five most common types of plastic. They often look and feel the same, but for proper recycling, it is mandatory to separate these. Luckily they have a […]

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A plastic perspective.

Background information about plastic, it’s origins and its consequences

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An Introduction.

Background on the goal of the project