Nathan James

Burnside High School

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Nathan has developed a mechanical hygienic dispensing system for bulk organic food bins in supermarkets. The worm-drive mechanism required a complex 3D print process. Shoppers can enter the dollar amount or weight of product they want in advance, getting the exact amount they're after and without having to go to the checkout. There is a numeric keypad and a Raspberry Pi is at the computing heart. Nathan surveyed shoppers and developed his mechanism through several prototype stages. The weight of the food items is measured by load cells in a Wheatstone bridge.

 iDispense won the Senior Best Work in Progress Category and 3rd place in the 15-16 Category, fantastic work Nathan!