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2022 #09 update

Hi Plastic Scanner family, Here is already our 9th update from our side, the September update! in the last update, you could see us looking for help, and this is still the case. If you or someone you know has a background in physics, spectroscopy, data processing, or data science this kind of things, let […]

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2022 #08 update

Hi Plastic Scanner friends, We are devoting €10.000 euros for open source work on the Plastic Scanner €5.000 Job offer for optics development dig into the details of near-infrared spectroscopy, make different experimental setups and help the project make scientifically supporting design choices. The goal is to improve the quality of the plastic scanner from […]

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2022 #07 update

Hi Plastic Scanner friends,This month has been all about holidays! So traveling, exploring, and relaxing. But I did make something small for you:An interview with Dave Hakkens (the guy who started Precious Plastic)about open source! I hope you like it and I am looking forward to working on the Plastic Scanner again!Greetz, Jerry✌️

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2022 #06 update

Hi Plastic Scanner friends, This month, our group of students presented the “Plastic Scanner 2.0” – a concept and a prototype for the future, commercial version of the scanner. They were researching, testing and prototyping for the last 5 months, which proved to be well worth it since the final presentation left us speechless. Results […]

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2022 #05 update

Hello! It’s time for another Plastic Scanner update, a project where we build a device for identifying the most common types of plastic, making sorting and recycling simpler! In May we did some work on the documentation infrastructure and the workflow around it, separating the staging and production versions of the site. Besides that, we […]

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2022 #04 update

Hi, welcome to a new Plastic Scanner update With the Plastic Scanner project, we are developing a device that can identify the most common types of plastic, making sorting and recycling simpler! This is just a quick update to show you how the project is progressing, April was crazy full of plastic recycling! Jure has […]

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2022 #03 update

Hello world, This update marks the third update of 2022 which, as scary as it might sound, already completes 25% of 2022! But don’t be scared, because we just did an amazing PCB design sprint. On the first day of March we decided to make a new revision of the development board, and somehow, on […]

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2022 #02 update

Hi everyone, In the last month, we worked on the documentation website, which covers the technical aspects of the project and is now available at docs.plasticscanner.com. The goal is to explain how the plastic scanner works, the theory behind it, and its implementation in practice. It also provides an overview of prototype revisions and links […]

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2022 #01 update

We made a plan for this year!🎉 The plan deserved its own place in the menu bar up there👆, and you can find it here! we also made a short update video about the plan:

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Appreciation

By now many people have helped bring this project to live, whether it is by donating money, contacting experts or by physically help building prototypes. I really appreciate the help of everyone In short: And it is great to also get feedback or appreciation from others! Ever since the PlasticScanner.com website went online, many people […]