A student from Universiti Putra Malaysia who had participated in Malaya Makerthon 2018 had successfully emerged victorious in the 1st Malaya Makerthon competition. This competition was organised by Universiti Malaya incorporated with Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) at Innovation Incubator, Universiti Malaya from 5th April to 7th April of 2018. This competition was participated by 14 teams, which consisted of different public and private universities across the whole Malaysia.
Figure 1: The Champion team of Malaya Makerthon 2018, Fusion.
One of UPM student Lew Pei Sze from Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering had participated in a team named Fusion which is composed of one student from UTM and another two students from KDU University College. They were awarded first prize and walked away with RM2500 after the 30-hour of Malaya Makerthon.
Figure 2: The Smart Bin prototype built by Fusion.
The prototype built by them was a Smart Bin that based on the idea of Internet of Thing, IOT. The Smart Bin is capable of sensing the rubbish level contained inside the container and once the rubbish has exceeded the threshold limit, the compressing plate situated on the top of the dustbin container will be activated automatically to compress the rubbish. After several attempts in compressing the rubbish, the rubbish level will come to limit where it could no longer be compressed and hence the Smart Bin will send a notification signal to the rubbish collector via WiFi to notify them that the rubbish is ready to be collected.
Updated:: 24/04/2018 [khairulazman]
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.