We’re sure that everybody’s played this game at home, school or the office where they have pretended to be basketball players and tried throwing trash into trash cans from far. Well the folks at Japan, who have been known to come up with some pretty cool and innovative ideas, has taken that game to a whole new level with a motorized trashcan with Kinect functionality. Put together by modder FRP and dubbed the Smart Trashbox, this trash can uses the Kinect to track garbage thrown mid-air and moves to the location in order to catch it, ensuring that you will never miss another “free throw” again. Granted it is something of a novelty, but we can’t help but gush at how cool and how precise his creation is! Anyway we’ll let the video do the talking, so be sure to check it out above.
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