Development of a System for Converting Recyclable Materials into Virtual Points

Abstract

Purpose – The study aimed to develop a system that can turn recyclable materials such as PET bottles, papers, and metal containers into virtual point rewards in the form of RAMCoins that can be spent on.

Method – The system makes use of an object detection module with a modified dataset that includes PET bottles, paper, and soda cans as trash. This categorized into portions: trash detection, trash weighing, and transaction. The proponents conducted a survey to Asia Pacific College students and after the testing of the project, it had minor malfunctions that led to common problems that can be found in the system.

Results – The proponents aim to integrate a reward system for every trash thrown using Arduino tools and android as its supporting wallet. To achieve the functionalities of the project, these should be met: Accuracy for valuing RamCoins, Accuracy for comparing RamCoins to original price of trash, Efficiency of RamCoin generation, and lastly, the Usefulness of the GUI. The result from Accuracy (valuing RamCoins) and Accuracy (comparison on real price) indicated poor ratings. The Efficiency resulted to fair rating. Lastly, the Usefulness marked good rating.

Conclusion – The design functions implemented for the software, hardware and mobile application were able to perform accordingly in testing and collect satisfactory results. Upon testing, the system was able to consistently detect right trash and generate RamCoins.

Recommendations – Throughout the project testing of the system, the proponents recommend the future researchers to integrate the RamWallet feature, the Earn and Receive system, as one for further simplification of the system. The camera detection through phone can be utilized so it will be more convenient for the users.

Practical Implication – The proposed project can help better address the waste disposal problem of every community since it will incentivize people participating the recycling of their trash.

Author Biographies

Paulo Cosio, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Paulo Cosio is a licensed Electronics Engineer. He is now pursuing his graduate degree at St. Joseph College. He is a Full-Time Faculty Member at Asia Pacific College's School of Engineering.

Stanley Glenn E. Brucal, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Stanley Glenn E. Brucal earned his BS Electronics Engineering from Adamson University (2003) and a Master of Engineering major in Electronics and Communications Engineering from De La Salle University (2006). He is a Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE), an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE), and currently the Registrar of Asia Pacific College.

Luigi Carlo M. De Jesus, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Luigi Carlo M. De Jesus is a Master of Engineering Major in Computer Engineering graduate of Asia Pacific College. He is a licensed Electronics Engineer, Electronics Technician (2nd Placer), and the current Engineering and Science Laboratory Office (ESLO) Head of Asia Pacific College - School of Engineering.

Sergio R. Peruda Jr., School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Sergio R. Peruda Jr. is a Professional Computer Engineer. He is currently the Program Director of Computer Engineering at Asia Pacific College.

Leonardo A. Samaniego Jr., School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Leonardo M. Samaniego Jr. holds an Electronics Engineer license. He also holds a Master of Engineering degree with a major in Electronics Engineering from MAPUA Institute of Technology. He is currently the Executive Director of Asia Pacific College's School of Engineering.

Juan Miguel H. Villarroel, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Juan Miguel H. Villarroel holds an Electronics Engineer license (3rd Placer). He is now pursuing his graduate degree at MAPUA Institute of Technology. He is currently a Full-Time Faculty Member at Asia Pacific College's School of Engineering.

Einstein D. Yong, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Einstein D. Yong is a Professional Computer Engineer. He is currently an Associate Professor at Asia Pacific College's School of Engineering.

John Renzy D. Biron, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

John Renzy D. Biron is a student at Asia Pacific College pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Dominador S. Nevalasca III, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Dominador S. Nevalasca III is a student at Asia Pacific College pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Genesis T. Reyes, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Genesis T. Reyes is a student at Asia Pacific College pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Jeremy Kyle B. Zamuco, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Jeremy Kyle B. Zamuco is a student at Asia Pacific College pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

 

Published
2023-05-01
How to Cite
COSIO, Paulo et al. Development of a System for Converting Recyclable Materials into Virtual Points. International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 7, p. 2158-2174, may 2023. ISSN 2546-115X. Available at: <//stepacademic.net/ijcsr/article/view/427>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2024.
Section
Special Issue: IRCCETE 2023

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