Tetrabin deployment at Food-X Demo Day.

Author: Monnie @ Sencity

If you happen to pass by A/D/O, a creative space at Greenpoint Brooklyn on the morning of April 20, you might have seen people lining up and waiting to get into the Food-X Demo Day. Inside that building, several entrepreneurs from food startups were waiting to present their greatest edible inventions to the public. Our TetraBIN was there too, waiting to be fed by the crowd. 

TetraBIN, a smart and interactive waste receptacle, was deployed at the Food-X Demo day in A/D/O.

TetraBIN, a smart and interactive waste receptacle, was deployed at the Food-X Demo day in A/D/O.

“Welcome to A/D/O!” Soon after singing in at the registration desk, visitors were greeted by Gary, a lovely neighborhood pet who walked back and forth on TetraBIN. Being a smart and interactive waste receptacle, TetraBIN encourages citizens’ positive behaviors of disposing their trash properly. Every time wastes are placed into TetraBIN, they translate into a delightful surprise, such as a heart sending to Gary, to reward the action.

While waiting to digest some empty cups and paper tissues, TetraBIN was keen to have more interactions with guests at the event. “How many banana peels can I eat?” said Gary. People could use #TetraBINtakes on their social media to share their answers. 

Just as you might have asked “What is this?” “How does it work?” at the time when the first iPhone came out, tons of questions are expected for TetraBIN’s first debut. #AskTetraBIN is suggested for citizens to use in throwing out questions on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


People are raising questions regarding TetraBIN on social media with #AskTetraBIN

People are raising questions regarding TetraBIN on social media with #AskTetraBIN

For people who are interested in more than a Q&A session, they are able to use #TetraBIN with a certain colour word, such as #TetraBIN Red, to change the background color of TetraBIN. They can also express their feelings through the bin by tweeting #TetraBIN with a certain mood, for example, #TetraBIN Happy. The emoji represented that mood will be shown on TetraBIN, following the person’s Twitter handle. The demonstration video below shows how it works with recolor TetraBIN through Twitter:


Of course, TetraBIN can also provide information to event attendants who are seeking help with the direction, event time, and any other details. Content on TetraBIN can easily be managed remotely anytime through Sencity’s online portal, which allows bin owners to quickly response to the last-minute changes with more flexibility. 

TetraBIN interactive experience

More interactive experiences can be deployed onto TetraBIN to help businesses perfect their event management, marketing, and services. What’s more important is, it makes doing good fun. TetraBIN provides new layers of public entertainment, and contextual and spatial awarenesses to get people pay attention to their cities. 

Watch more videos about how TetraBIN interacts with citizens on its Instagram.