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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!πŸŽ‰ The plan deserved its own place in the menu bar up thereπŸ‘†, 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 […]

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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 […]