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An SPI_debug

A small change for the hardware, a big relief for the software development 🙌 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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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 […]