Recently in their STEM class, our K-2 students considered a different way to think about recycling and rubbish bins. After discussing the benefits of recycling and understanding what we can recycle, our students were tasked with creating ‘bin monster’ prototypes that would be programmed to spin before being fed their recycling and rubbish. They were also programmed to count the pieces of rubbish that they received with a target goal that when reached, would activate a programmed rousing cheer from our SAM Labs software. Why does placing your rubbish in the bin have to be so boring?