Weigh In

We make saving money from food
waste easy and rewarding.

Full Documentation


What is Weigh In

It utilizes a hacked force sensor and connects that sensor data to a mobile app which allows you to to see the percentage of food left in that container. We hope this will encourage people to be more aware of their food waste. Many of our future ideas are building off the idea of utilizing this product to aid the environment by encouraging people to waste less of their food.


Sensor Documentation

We hacked a force sensor to use it as a "weight" sensor. By cutting the size of the surface area, we effectively concentrate the pressure of the object onto the sensor, enabling us to get a fake "weight" measurement from the differene in voltage. The sensor's progress can be seen by the pictures in the slideshow and the code can be viewed at the link accessible by clicking on the images.


Database and Mobile Application

Once the data gets sent through the wifi breakout we assembled, we collect the data within a database. The data is then pulled from the database for display for the user in our app. The database and app's progress can be seen by the pictures in the slideshow and the code can be viewed at the link accessible by clicking on the images.

Precedent Research



Lead Developers

Kerrin McLaughlin

App and Back-end Developer

Matt Newman

Marketer and Front-end Developer

Our team is super cool and can do a bunch of code and stuff.