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by blindzagm
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, I will possibly try hook it up to a PC using something like a LAN cross-over cable, to see if can SSH into it - on that note, what would the default root password be? Besides that, no worries, and, understand that you haven't had time to carry on with this effort right at the moment, but, know t...
by blindzagm
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

And, yes, just to confirm, I did extract the .img file from that archive, and, tried writing it to the micro SDCard using both win32 disk imager, and winFlashtool - same result with both
by blindzagm
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, I had to pass my raspberry pi 2, that was running a version of the after-sight/raspiVoice implementation on it on to another person, to let them try out the concept, etc., and, I now would like to get it up and running on my raspberry pi 3 again, since I still have the technaxx video camera sung...
by blindzagm
Thu May 18, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, installed that image, and it still seemed silent when booted it up with both keyboard and camera connected, so powered it up with only LAN cable connected to my online router, which meant could then get it's IP address, and log in via PuTTY, just to make sure that it was booting up into OS, and,...
by blindzagm
Sun May 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I have lent my stock raspberry pi 2 B+ unit to another person, for a week or two, to let them try out the after-sight implementation on it. Thus, this morning just tried installing the after-sight .img - AfterSightPiV2WithUpdater3Apr2016.img - onto a 32Gb SDCard to try running it on a stock raspberr...
by blindzagm
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Thanks - ad actually meant to ask about removing battery, and just running off external power. And, yes, that friend of mine who's also in a wheelchair would specifically love to be able to work with the distance sensor/obstacle detector - while couldn't get rest of it to cooperate this past Thursda...
by blindzagm
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, a friend/connection opened it up for me today, and we found what is either a definite sign of, or possibly the cause of the issues. The battery has a slight melting mark on it, near one corner, but, sort of on the flat surface of the battery, and another piece of the unit - not sure if it's actu...
by blindzagm
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, I drained the battery by getting it going with a desktop USB webcam, and just leaving it running for roundabout 2 hours, and it then seemed to be totally drained, since wouldn't even try fire up. Then, charged it for a couple of hours, and fired it up again, but, same behaviour. It does pick up ...
by blindzagm
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, along lines of previous reply about possible wiring/contact point issues, took unit through to a friend today to let her try it out, partly since she's also in a wheelchair, and, thus, a hands-free setup would truly suit her the best, and also since included things like distance sensor/obstacle ...
by blindzagm
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Something have noticed/picked up a few times now is that the after-sight unit will tell me that it has like 5 minutes battery life left, when had it on charge for roundabout 3 hours last night. Anyway, when then switch it off, and on again, it stops warning me about battery life, and carries on work...
by blindzagm
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Thanks, Peter, for the reminder - been a while since went through the training material, and, a 'refresher' is always a good thing...<smile>

Jacob
by blindzagm
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, got hold of my HB1080P camera glasses yesterday, and they work nicely with the after-sight unit - especially good to have a comfortable, head-mounted setup.

Just going to need to play around with power-up order/routines, but, no real worries there.

Jacob
by blindzagm
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, while haven't gotten my hands on them, yet - will get them from my friend who helped out with eBay purchase next weekend, the actual spy-glasses with a webcam embedded in them have arrived here in South Africa: HD 1080P sport sunglasses. Now just need to make sure know all the tips and tricks wi...
by blindzagm
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Couple of small suggestions/questions relating to physical form - firstly, the power toggle switch being a push button might allow it to be activated accidentally if, for example, the unit was packed away in something like a moon-bag, and if you were, thus, not making use of the ultra-sound detector...
by blindzagm
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Another note - still trying to sort out glasses/head-mount - but, using a normal webcam, yesterday was seeing if it would operate/work aiming out of a car window, with window closed, and think biggest issue is reflection, so think would need to try it on different forms of car glass, try different a...
by blindzagm
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

The disclaimer should go away after the first boot. If it doesn't, delete /home/pi/introtext.txt --- Menu.py is where you could add keyboard functions to make use of the device, though I plan on doing this in the near future to make use of USB keyboards. Ok, deleting introtext.txt let it boot up, i...
by blindzagm
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Will try out removing introtext.txt - like mentioned on seeingWithSound mailing list, first boot read out whole disclaimer to me, and then booting up after that just read out a short mention of needing to still accept disclaimer, but, let's see.

Jacob
by blindzagm
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Next question - in options.cpp, presume following lines would relate to edge detection? { "edge_detection_opacity", required_argument, 0, 'E' }, { "edge_detection_threshold", required_argument, 0, 'G' }, And, if aftersight.cpp, is there something I can add/change to bypass the confirmation messages ...
by blindzagm
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, will check out aftersight.csv, but, besides being able to use the keypad to change settings on the fly - hopefully anyway - would it be possible, for now, to SSH into OS remotely at moment, to edit that file, or will I, for now, need to extract SDCard .img, extract it's contents, make changes, a...
by blindzagm
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

BTW, is there, currently any way to make configuration changes to the raspivoice instance running on the pi, without the rotary knob/dial? As in, something like a text file I can edit/change to do something like, at least turn on outline emphasis/recognition, etc.?
by blindzagm
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 178491

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I am one of the guys on the seeingWithSound mailing list that's been playing around with the stock raspberry pi B+ v.2, and would specifically like to have a way to use a form of keyboard interface to menu systems, and, also think that something like an external USB numpad would be most suitable, si...

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