Speech controlled garbage can

This speech controlled garbage can was sent in via the tip line by [Amnon]. The garbage can will come to you following a black line and stopping when it sees a cross in the line, then waits for another voice command. It can then return to where it belongs or go outside following the line. The system is based on a microchip PIC 18F4431 and uses three 18 volts cordless drill motors and their batteries as the power source. “In the near future the line sensors will be replaced with UV line sensors and the black line will be replaced with clear UV color.”

When you call the system “Pach Zevel ” (garbage can in Hebrew) the system go to standby and the LED’s light up.  After the previous stage if you say “ELAY” (to me in Hebrew) it will drive on the black line till the first crossing.
This adds new meaning to taking the trash out.

Comments

  1. Vjekoart says:

    Lol, this can be very useful. And its funny to call your garbage can around the house :)

  2. BRANKKO says:

    This is so cool. It could be beer deliverer :]

  3. Wwhat says:

    Ha, talk about clunky, it needs some TLC to smooth out its gears and wobbliness

  4. dustin says:

    this would be amazing on a larger trash can. it could take itself out to the curb for picking up. same with recycle cans. i can see this becoming a big part of life later down the line :)

  5. garhol says:

    nice, an excuse for trash talk.

  6. IC BS says:

    I’ll give props when someone make one of these look like R2-D2 from jedi. You know the scene I’m talkin bout…

  7. ThatGuyBoston says:

    Rosetta stone garbage can

  8. Mio says:

    You could have just used a dsPIC33F and a single audio codec to do the speech recognition, rather than a whole board dedicated to it.

  9. Amnon says:

    mio hi
    This was a weekend project from the beginning till the end. And in this situation I prefer to use COTS products.

    But it is a very interesting idea about dspic

    you my look on a brief of some other project i did in the past at my site

    Amnon

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