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How to reduce IR sensitivity for can trash

Yossis

Feb 4, 2024
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Continuously open and close when it located under 40cm cabinet.
Can be easily solved by partially cover the sensor with black tape or sticker as it shows in the picture.
 

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kellys_eye

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So we've gone from simple, reliable, easy-tech foot pedals to IR controlled, battery operated 'garbage'? Progress? Seems like a move 'backwards' would be more appropriate.

Given there will be some consideration for angle-of-incidence in terms of IR detection it can only be a matter of trial and error and your tape solution seems to have it covered (no pun intended).
 

hevans1944

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It wasn't explicitly stated, but I think @kellys_eye hit the nail on the head: why do we need an infrared sensing, wave your hand at it, garbage can?

In our guest bathroom we have one of those old-fashioned small cans, into which we dispose bathroom tissues and whatnot into a liner made from a plastic grocery bag. The liner fits snugly inside the small can, which has a toe-operated foot lever to flip open the top. As the Brits say, "Works like a treat." We also have two tall kitchen garbage cans: one for recyclable glass, paper, aluminum foil, etc.; another with an expandable draw-string liner for kitchen and general house trash. Neither of the tall boys in the kitchen have lids, but we empty them daily into lidded trash cans stored outside near one of our rear screened lanais. The only infrared sensors in sight are the PIR sensors on the outdoor floodlights. The neigborhood racoon loves those.
 
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