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A total of 9 reviews of this product on Reddit.

17 points

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17th May 2021

> I bet he has an automatic weigh process on the shelf holding them, ensuring if said shelf weighs 3.125g less, decrease count by 1, if time is < 8am and shelf weighs same, call emergency services, unlock doors , set porch light to flash red..

Amazon actually sell a scale you put on your shelf that can auto reorder stuff like this in the US. Dash Smart Shelf.

1 point

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8th Dec 2021

> Sounds AMAZING, right?

Eh, not really. There have several consumer products that do this and well as commercial products for years. The Amazon Dash Smart Shelf is the primary one that comes to mind:

https://www.amazon.com/Dash-Smart-Shelf/dp/B07RV6X8LZ

You can build your own in any size you want for ~$5-10 using an ESP8266 and some load cells. I’ve done this for a bed occupancy sensor. Super easy to do.

I don’t see it being super useful for tracking home inventory. It requires dedicated space just for that item on a shelf. If you have more than fits on the scale it has no idea about the rest. There’s not that many products you need to keep 20 of in stock. If you buy a different brand or the packaging or they make some other change to the product that alerts the weight your count might be off. It doesn’t track the 100 other things you need to go to the grocery store anyways to get. Seems more like a gimmick than anything particularly useful. The Amazon reviews basically say the same thing.

1 point

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16th Oct 2021

People always love to suggest all these things that require building stuff and programming it. Seems like overkill to me. I just want something that is simple and just works. I wonder if something like this, using only the notify feature, would work. Dash Smart Shelf | Auto-replenishment scale for home and business | Medium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RV6X8LZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_267JB67725JZMEBNDZ3Z just note it’s not water proof so if your pets are messy drinkers it might end badly.

3 points

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21st Jan 2021

amazon sells a smart shelf that keeps a track of a product by weighing it and orders it for you when you are about to run out. hadd hai.

https://www.amazon.com/Dash-Smart-Shelf/dp/B07RV6X8LZ

1 point

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8th Dec 2021

I don’t know if there’s anything off the shelf that does this for customizable use, but it’s totally something you can build yourself with a Raspberry Pi. An example blog that can help: https://tutorials-raspberrypi.com/digital-raspberry-pi-scale-weight-sensor-hx711/

Amazon actually has a commercial product along these lines as well:
https://www.amazon.com/Dash-Smart-Shelf/dp/B07RV6X8LZ/ref=sr\_1\_1?keywords=dash+scale&amp;qid=1638974174&amp;sr=8-1

1 point

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18th Oct 2021
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15th Apr 2021

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RV6X8LZ I believe. As one guilty Bezos feeder to another, it will be okay. 😭

1 point

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4th Jan 2021