Magic Bin

Created on 10 Nov 2021

A smarter recycling bin that sorts the trash for you

Magic Bin is a self-sorting recycling bin that detects the item through Google Cloud Vision and accordingly directs the item towards the correct recycling bin depending on the item’s material.


Steven Kam


Minjune Song


Alex Yoon


Luke Blackwell


Sajan Shah

Part Cost Quantity Total
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit - 4GB RAM $129.99 1 $129.99
raspberry pi for running object detection, display and servo control
Raspberry Pi camera $18.99 1 $18.99
Camera module for pi
usb wifi dongle $9.99 1 $9.99
usb adapter for raspberry pi
5v 2a power supply $7.95 1 $7.95
power adapter for servo pwm extension module
pi camera extension cable 18 inch $2.50 1 $2.50
extension cable for pi camera
servo motor $12.00 2 $24.00
servo motors to control the trash bin sorter
servo cable extension 12 inch $1.95 2 $3.90
servo cable extensions
Adafruit 16-Channel PWM / Servo HAT for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit $17.50 1 $17.50
servo extension board for pi
Project Totals: 10 $214.82
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $85.18