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Bruno is the world’s smartest trash can


Bruno is a smart, Wi-Fi-enabled trash can with an integrated vacuum. 


From your appliances to your cookware, just about everything in your kitchen seems to be getting smarter… including your trash can. That’s because Birmingham, Alabama-based entrepreneurs Jim Howard and Lori Montag have launched an Indiegogo campaign for bruno, a connected garbage bin that not only opens with a wave of a hand but vacuums up dust and restocks itself as well.

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Whereas similar solutions attach to an existing pail to transform it into an intelligent device, brunoSMART is a sleek, free-standing accessory that features a built-in vacuum and Arduino circuitry. As a user sweeps their pile of crumbs, hair and Cheerios towards it, an embedded motion sensor detects when you’re nearby and activates its integrated system, which guzzles up the debris and automatically deposits it inside the bag. In other words, say goodbye to the aggravation of dustpans!

What’s more, brunoSMART will make sure forgetting to take the trash out is a thing of the past. Through its accompanying mobile app, the Wi-Fi-enabled can will send you an alert reminding you to bring the waste out to the curb and will even reorder bags when your supply is running low. The 13-gallon unit operates for 30 days on its 18V battery, and is equipped with a retractable charging cord and filtration area under its lid.

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brunoSMART is available in five different colors — arctic white, slate grey, harbor blue, urban red and stainless — so it’ll surely match any kitchen decor! Aside from its smart home-ready variant, bruno also comes in a base model that offers everything but the wireless connectivity and an industrial strength brunoMAX version designed to withstand the wear and tear of commercial and industrial settings.

Sound like something you would love? Head over to its Indiegogo page, where its creators are currently seeking $25,000. Delivery is expected to get underway in February 2016.

17 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Bruno

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This smart trash can not only reminds you to take out the garbage, but also vacuums up whatever crumbs you sweep its way. Its creators Jim Howard and Lori Montag are currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Nexpaq

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This case allows you to easily customize, enhance and add new features to your smartphone by swapping out LEGO-like modules. Nexpaq is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

KADE miniConsole+

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This device lets you connect retro gamepads and controllers to a wide variety of computers and consoles using plug-and-play detection. The Maker trio of Jon Wilson, Kevin Mackett, Bruno Freitas is currently seeking £2,345 on Kickstarter.

Neutrino

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This open-source, 32-bit board crams the functionality of the Arduino Zero into a smaller package. Rabid Prototypes is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.

SmartRim

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This wireless sensor system automatically hopes to end rim-scraping by detecting objects on the side of your vehicle as the wheels near the curb. SmartRim is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

MoonRay

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This desktop machine is capable of 3D printing high-quality objects with resolutions as low as 100 microns on the X/Y axis. SprintRay is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Connected Cycle Pedal

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This smart pedal can prevent theft and automatically record all of your rides and statistics, without using your phone battery. The Connected Cycle team is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

IKAWA

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This digital micro roaster will let you roast your own coffee with the touch of a button. IKAWA Coffee is currently seeking £80,000 on Kickstarter.

Dogtelligent

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This connected tracker provides health monitoring and integrated training features such as ultrasonic whistles and virtual leash technology. Dogtelligent is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

Soundscapes

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These modular headphones allow you to design and build a personalized audio experience. Axel Audio is currently seeking $180,000 on Kickstarter.

Autonomous Desk

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This AI-powered desk will help you to become more productive and healthier at work, by learning your daily patterns and transitioning from sitting to standing. Robotbase is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Pulse Play

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This wearable device aspires to improve the playing experience of all racquet sports with real-time scorekeeping, match history recording, commentating and more. Pulse Play is currently seeking $75,000 on Indiegogo.

BUZWIZ.me

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This connected gadget will add a new dimension to your favorite board games and common smartphone applications. BUZWIZ.me is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

FlexPV

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This open-source development kit makes it easy for anyone to create their own remote-control vehicle. FlexPV is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

PhoneDrone

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This drone turns your smartphone into an autonomous aerial camera, integrated flight planner and tethered controller. xCraft is currently seeking $250,000 on Kickstarter.

Eve

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This in-ground irrigation system uses fully-integrated moisture sensor feedback to transform your everyday lawn into a smart yard. Plaid Systems is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Reach

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This affordable and extremely precise RTK GPS receiver is ideal for navigating drones, surveying and tracking. Emlid is currently seeking $27,000 on Indiegogo.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here. Also, if your project is powered by Atmel MCUs and you’ve been featured on our blog, be sure to download the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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