reduce, reuse, reCompass
Jonathan Cao
David Thompson
Floor Location : 020617

Compass is a contactless smart card payment system used in Metro Vancouver transit. Although widely successful, it is causing environmental problems. A large number of single use tickets are simply being thrown out because they are difficult to recycle. To make these Compass tickets recyclable, the electronics embedded inside them need to be removed and separated from the paper. reCompass, a lego based robotics system, was developed to do this. It shows a general concept idea, where the chip is removed by a stamping mechanism, then the remaining copper and paper are separated using thermoelectricity.