Often the bottleneck is the local ISP that you use, or your type of internet connection. You can test upload and download speeds with sites like http://www.speedtest.net, and in my case (I'm still on ADSL at home) it was according to this test 13 Mbps download (i.e. just under 2MB/s) versus only 0.8 Mbps upload (indeed the 0.1 MB/s that explains the 10 hour upload estimate). I could far more quickly upload to my local NAS over Wi-Fi, but that does not help in getting it in the cloud on Google Drive. I think that using Dropbox would not help here with a quicker upload of the Raspberry Pi image.mikey11 wrote:That is one of my main gripes with google drive. I have considered, and will probably switch to dropbox if/when fundraising is successful.
It is a good development, but not particularly relevant for us, it seems. The Facebook app with its vocabulary of 100 words does not run on Raspberry Pi, while we have the Teradeep app running on Raspberry Pi with a vocabulary of 1000 words and phrases. You could point the After-Sight device's camera to a Facebook news feed image on a screen and see how it performs against Facebook's own app.PaulMace wrote:Another development, what do you guys think ??
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Hi Mike,mikey11 wrote:I met with the CNIB and CCB representatives (Canadian blindness organizations), and delivered the latest hardware. We had a good session covering the use and operation. It took about 3 hours to adequately give a basic rundown.
I recommended that they investigate the training materials on seeingwithsound.com to get their feet wet, and to get a better idea of skill development.
These were all quite positive interactions.
PL] Hi Jacob, I have similar issues with the power connector and the push switch. It can activate easily when in a bag.blindzagm wrote: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. Besides that, am thinking about maybe trying to attach a belt clip to the back of the unit, but, still thinking about this one. And, lastly, know it sounds silly, but, my biggest issue with unit at the moment is lining up pwer cables properly/correctly to then insert them, either to recharge it, or to have it run off external power from something like my mobile phone charger - not really an issue all the time, but, there are a couple of other indentations, etc. around that area that you have to ignore before being able to get it to line up properly - just think that might be an issue for some people later on/in long term, but anyway.
I have never had the issue you are experiencing. It does sound like an odd power issue. I have noticed some problems if the camera glasses I use (which have a battery of their own) are not fully charged. The glasses can place an additional power demand on the system.
PL] I am using cameras from elpcctv.com. The cameras used to work earlier without any problems. They do not have internal batteries.
As irritating as it might be, I would like to trade you units. When I next manufacture, I would like to ship you a new one and have you ship me the old one. I do not know when this will be. I'm at a low ebb in terms of energy, money, and time availability. When I'm more certain of doing my next batch I will get in touch.
PL] I appreciate your situation. I will gladly trade units. You need to know what is going on.
Evaluating failure modes is going to be an important long term activity even if it isn't a very glamorous one.
PL] Of course.
Ways to test? I'm not sure as I haven't seen the behaviour.
If your glasses do have a battery ensure they are fully charged first. If the problem goes away, it might be this simple.
If you have someone handy with electronics and a voltmeter, there are numerous contacts on the power management module which will tell the story definitively and they are clearly labeled. I would say look at the internal battery voltage, and check the internal battery connector.
The battery should be about 4.2v when fully charged. If it doesn't get above 4V, that might explain some things.
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