The Xiaomi crowdfunding platform has been added a new product, a smart trash can which is called Townew. Has already earned over 600% of the amount needed. Shipping to the first customers will start on September 11.
An intelligent rubbish bin from Xiaomi
The Townew garbage bin has the dimensions 240 x 310 x 402 mm, and weighs 3,5kg. The capacity is 15.5 liter, it has a proximity sensor and an actuator responsible for the automatic opening and closing of the damper. When we approach the distance from 0 to 35 cm, the damper will open automatically, but this is not the only "smart" function.
A much more interesting option is automatic garbage packaging. The trash can notify by means of LED diodes when the garbage bag is full and automatically closes it so that we do not have to get our hands dirty. It will even handle things that will stick out of the basket, then automatically replace the bag. Loads a new one, and we'll have to pull the old one out.
The battery is powered by 12v battery, 2.2Ah which can be recharged during 10 hours. Charged to the full enough on the 35 days of waking. The used flap effectively blocks the unpleasant odor.
Smart Townew bin was priced in China for 199 yuan, $ 29. Soon, it should appear in the shop that offers shipping outside of China. However, considering the dimensions and weight, the price will be at least twice as high due to shipping costs.