UPC Barcode Recycling Scanner

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Introduction: UPC Barcode Recycling Scanner

In many cases people want to recycle, but they don't know if the item is recyclable or not.

Our Recycling Scanner scans the UPC barcode and immediately gives the answer:

- Green light - RECYCLE

- Red light - TRASH

- Both red and green - UKNOWN (follow traditional recycling rules)

See demo at:

Parts list

(1) Arduino board (e.g. Arduino Uno)

(1) PS/2 barcode scanner (e.g. http://www.adafruit.com/products/1202)

(1) 5V Reed Relay (e.g. https://aerobasegroup.com/part-number/HE421A5623)

(1) 10KOhms Resistor

(2) 1KOhms Resistor

(1) 2N2222 Transistor

(1) Power source with USB output (e.g.http://www.amazon.com/Estone-Battery-Portable-Emer...

Wires

(1) Casing/box

(1) USB cable

Instructions:

1. Follow RecycleBarcodeScanner.pdf to connect parts together

2. Upload RecyScan.ino to Arduino board

3. Power up the scanner

4. Start scanning!

5. You can modify RecyScan.ino to add more green (recyclable) / red (trash) bar code

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    8 Comments

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    jnevilleawesome
    jnevilleawesome

    Question 5 months ago on Introduction

    hi there, is there a version I can use with a windows 10 pc, a pc camera or Kinect sensor?

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    amirularraffi
    amirularraffi

    Question 1 year ago

    hello there, i try to build up this project i tried the code it compiles perfectly after put on my own barcode but, whenever i scan a code, it sacnned but the red or green led seem not giving a signal can you explain to me why. are there a mising code?

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    amiraaroff
    amiraaroff

    4 years ago

    hai.. I really impressed with this project, I try to goggle for the ps/2 but I could not found it. can u give me the link to buy the ps/2

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    Barış053
    Barış053

    5 years ago

    Hello ,

    My name is Barış , I am from Turkey

    I m really impressed about your project and I want to do similar one but I m so rookie about pic programming.

    I would like to do when the servo motor change the direction according to barcode scanner read.

    Could you please show me the source about this project?

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    barahlo
    barahlo

    Reply 5 years ago

    Hi Baris, thanks for your interest!

    You can download the source code for our scanner above (see RecyScan.ino file).

    Let me know if you plan to use Arduino board - I can assist you to modify the code to control servo.

    -Vlad

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    Barış053
    Barış053

    Reply 5 years ago

    Hello Vlad ,

    I would like to run the barcode scanner depends on photocell sensor .

    when the sensor detect some object barcode scanner activate and read the object.

    Can you help me ? Do you have source of the codes like this project?

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    That is so clever. That is a great way to help keep things sorted.

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    barahlo
    barahlo

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks! We hope this or similar device will make the world a better place.