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Smart Plastic Container

Smart Plastic Container © GPL3+

A special container for store objects, iot-ready. It is able to keep track of stocks stored inside and notify when stocks are low!

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Components and supplies

Necessary tools and machines

09507 01
Soldering iron (generic)

About this project

A special container for store objects, with sensors inside, iot-ready. This container is able to keep track of stocks stored inside it and react:

  • sending notification to the cloud
  • turn an alarm led on when the stocks are low.

An LCD show information on the container like label or setup information. Through a web interface is possible to control the status of all the registered smart containers.

An universal windows app allows to configure some settings: wifi network,wifi password, label, bottom threshold(content under threshold are considered low), position/location.

The circuit can be powered by:

  • 5V with a micro usb cable
  • battery with a lipo battery, 3.7V at least 700 mhA (check the specs). 

The arduino MKR1000 contains a recharge circuit.

Scenario

Everywhere you can replace a simple container with a smart container:

  • store/warehouse/depot: keep track of materials to buy automatically and "physically" view which one are low (thanks to Led notification). This last action helps anyone to understand immediately the status of the container... without opening it or control it on the server.
  • house: keep track of items or food to buy. What should I have to buy for launch today? check the smart containers web page!

Do you want to see a demo?

Here it is:

Some pictures during the development of the project:

Code

SmartContainer
All the project code is here: arduino code, server code and UWA!

Schematics

Table of connections
The connections are pretty easy: nothing unsual, hx711 and an lcd.
I can't produce a good example with fritzing or circuit.io due to the fact that arduino mkr1000 is unknown (and load cell and hx711 also).
wirings.txt

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Andrea De Gaetano
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Additional contributors

  • Firmata standard example! by Firmata

Published on

March 30, 2016

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