KODI

October / April 2018

Group Project with Felix Crowther, Lidia Dynes Martinez, Sanish Mistry and Sylvia Zhang

What is Kodi?

Kodi is a futuristic concept design, showcasing how our waste could be handled 10 to 20 years from now.
meet kodi
meet kodi
 

THE SCALE...

In 2016, the UK produced 27 million tonnes of waste

The recycling rate for household waste was just 45 %

7.7 million tonnes of biodegradable waste was sent to landfill, making no improvement on 2015.

...OF THE PROBLEM

Lack of information on best waste disposal practices

Hassle involved with waste disposal

Sustainability of current waste channels

VALUE PROPOSITION

INTELLIGENT
EFFORTLESS
SUSTAINABLE

Learns and adapts to your waste habits

Never take out your waste again

Gamification and feedback reduce waste

KODI COMPONENTS

The Kodi Caddy

The Caddy is a refuse receptacle that sits within the kitchen

The Kodi Concierge

The Concierge is an autonomous robotic waste collector

The Kodi Chute

The waste is dropped off into the Kodi Chute

HOW IS KODI USED?

KODI CADDY

 

Final prototype

How does it empty?

Actuators in the concierge arms depress clips, releasing rubbish into the Kodi Chute. 

KODI CADDY INTERFACE

 
The interfaces are projected onto the counter-top, allowing the user to directly interact with Kodi. 
A kitchen cabinet was used to model the caddy within a kitchen.
DEMONSTRATION INTERFACE

A large, projected interface was made using a bare conductive PiCap to create capacitive touch sensors. The electrodes were placed to imitate the real interface. Wires were connected using ring terminals. These were cold soldered with conductive ink to small circles of indium tin oxide (ITO) coated PET. This is a sheet of clear PET that has been treated to make it conductive.

Change in capacitive field of electrodes

Raspberry Pi Python Script

Processing Script

MadMapper projection mapping software

Projector onto counter-top

Serial

OSC Signal

Early stage testing

KODI CONCIERGE

 
Emptying the Caddy into the Chute
Replacing the Caddy into the kitchen

Pin on the end of the arms can extend and retract to grab the Caddy

Rollers allow the Caddy to slide in and out smoothly

A rack and pinion rolls out a set of 'arms' to hold onto the Caddy

SKETCH MODEL

future context
 

How will Kodi fit into the world in 10 years time?

Extensive research lead us to the conclusion that new cities will be built with AVWC, or Automated Vacuum Waste Collection systems. AVWC is an underground network of tunnels that carry waste from homes to processing plants.

design process
 

INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT

CONCIERGE DEVELOPMENT

Block Model

Intermediate Design

Final Design

Construction of Sketch Model

MY CONTRIBUTIONS

- Project Management

- Concierge and Caddy ideation, final CAD

- Contextual research (Benchmarking, roadmap, AVWC)

- Concierge mechanical design

- Interface prototyping and wire-frames

- Planning and execution of Concierge manufacture

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© Anna Bernbaum