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Windmill Lid / Wind-Driven Trash Bin Lid System

Windmill Lid
Windmill Lid

Windmill Lid is a trash can cover composited with four parts: Outer Cover, Inner Cover, 360 degree Fans and Cover Bottom.

Under normal circumstances, the hole of inner cover is aligned with the hole of outer cover, so user can through the trash into the can. While the wind comes, the fans will take inner cover rotating clockwise to close the hole to prevent the spills. The spring will push the inner cover and fans to rotate counterclockwise after the wind stop. While the trash inner container is full, the inner cover will be locked by the trash and won't rotate counterclockwise after the wind blows to stop user keeping through trash.

University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, United States

Shih-Hsuan Huang,
Rochester Institute of Technology

Shane Chen,
Pratt Institute

Wenjie Jia,
Stony Brook University