[LINK] itN: Sydney Fish Market lures consortium to test IoT

David dlochrin at key.net.au
Thu Apr 5 12:10:37 AEST 2018

On Wednesday, 4 April 2018 08:43:01 AEST Roger Clarke wrote:
> Regular bins at the site are now fitted with smart sensors provided by Solar Bins Australia. These collect a variety of data and transmit it over the global 'Things' LoRaWAN network, which was brought to Australia by the start-up Meshed.
> An ultrasonic sensor measures the fill level rate of rubbish inside the bin. The ambient temperature inside the bin is also measured, as is the bin's status - whether it is still standing or has been pushed over - which is measured using an accelerometer.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.  Instead of having employed humans using their common sense, answering questions from tourists and being generally useful, we have this.   How are they going to empty the bins, with robots?  Will the kiddies have fun hacking the system so the bins randomly report they're full?

If the Fish Market suits are worried about bins falling over, why don't they hook them on posts?

IMHO this is a monumental misuse of technology by people with a gadget mentality.

There, I feel better now...!


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