Smart Storage Container for Solids
A. Vinora

Vinora A., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, St Joseph’s Institute of Technology Affiliated, Anna University. Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on February 07, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 785-788 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F7287038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7287.038620

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Abstract: In this paper, we introduce a novel smart storage container for tracking the level of solid commodities (dal, rice, sugar, salt,, etc.,) stored to assist in inventory management without human interaction. The intelligent container is an application of Internet of Things (IoT) in kitchen automation. This technology incorporates an ultrasonic sensor that uses pulse echo method to monitor and sense the level of solid commodity kept within storage containers. A microcontroller monitors the level of commodity with the help of sensors and assists in tracking the quantity of commodity. Pulse echo method determines the difference between an empty container and a particular level of completion based on frequency values taken as threshold values. The microcontroller enhanced along with a GSM modem notifies the user or house owner and a request is sent to the store to deliver the commodity on the verge of completion. The smart and intelligent container provides personal assistance in monitoring the usage of day-to-day kitchen commodity.
Keywords: Iot; Ultrasonic Sensors; Smart Intelligent Containers; Microcontroller; Pulse Echo Method; GSM Modem; Inventory Management.
Scope of the Article: Logic, Functional programming and Microcontrollers for IoT.