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.
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
Learns and adapts to your waste habits
Never take out your waste again
Gamification and feedback reduce waste
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?
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.
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
MadMapper projection mapping software
Projector onto counter-top
Early stage testing
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
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.
Construction of Sketch Model