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by mikey11
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

pretty sure the username is 'pi' and the password is 'raspberry'
by mikey11
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

When that file was created, it was with the very first release of the Raspberry pi 3. As time goes on, hardware revisions might be to blame here, I can't say for sure. These days, the only raspberry pi I can even get locally is the 3B+ and I haven't tested that image file on the 3B+. Attaching a dis...
by mikey11
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi Scott, I don't mind answering questions that can help you, but I can't devote a lot of time right now. I have not been contributing much lately, as I have two young kids that take up my spare time right now. I expect this to change eventually as they get old enough for school. The device we have ...
by mikey11
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Peter, the time on the rpi 3 was about as fast as it would finish speaking the last one for teradeep. performance of everything on the rpi 3 seemed lagless in comparison to the rpi 2 even with multiple functions operating. I stopped in on the forum today with a small update: Although I have not been...
by mikey11
Tue May 16, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

As I have replied in a separate PM, there are two filesystem image files. one for the rpi 2, and one for the rpi 3. They are both located here: http://www.after-sight.com/support/ the image from April 2016 is for the rpi 2 the image from Feb 2017 is for the rpi 3. Although I have not been doing a lo...
by mikey11
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Well Gentlemen, The Canadian Government finally denied After Sight's application for charitable status. We had really been in waiting mode for them to make a decision, and now they have. After Sight may or may not continue as a corporate entity. The idea was to be able to fundraise more effectively ...
by mikey11
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

In the next hardware version I switched to two 18650 batteries in parallel. It should be more than double the life and offer higher reliability. The 18650 cells are extremely mass produced, and thus we can expect lower failure rates. Some users already have the new batteries and no complaints yet. I...
by mikey11
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I suspect for whatever reason your internal battery is probably wrecked. You should be able to check this by using your 6400 mAh external battery. If you plug in the external battery the system will run off that source, and if the bad behaviour goes away you have a good idea that this is the case. I...
by mikey11
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

In addition to Pranav's advice, if the behaviour persists, rewrite the SD card image. Regarding cameras not being recognized, try using the USB ports towards the front of the device. The case design has slightly less plastic near those ports and some plugs will work better there. Also if the camera ...
by mikey11
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Pranav, regarding pyimagesearch, I have indeed already purchased Adrian's book. It was where I adapted the code for facial detection from. Adrian is a wizard at explaining concepts and is currently slowly covering how the convolutional neural networks are created, and how they work, and best of all;...
by mikey11
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi Alex, I would direct you to this link as an example of 3D depth mapping with a visual to sound conversion. https://www.seeingwithsound.com/binocular.htm I reviewed your page, and I think your method is interesting because of the high speed. I wonder if you will be able to achieve that on SBC's? w...
by mikey11
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Pranav, 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. As irritating as it migh...
by mikey11
Thu May 05, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

on an unfortunate note, a wildfire is currently raging near the home where I was doing most of my work. I can't go back, and it's sounding very likely that everything will be consumed. This includes much of my equipment/supplies, including my 3D printer and a computer. So for the time being I probab...
by mikey11
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

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 seeingwiths...
by mikey11
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

With all good luck, we will have the possibility of expanding the vocabulary to 5000. Of course it would be best to leave it selectable as we have discussed the possible advantages of a lower number of categories in the past. I really hope that I can be wildly successful with fundraising and start b...
by mikey11
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

That is one of my main gripes with google drive. I have considered, and will probably switch to dropbox if/when fundraising is successful. I will do a thorough review of the options at that time, but I do recall that dropbox was very good about letting me control the rates, and also show progress. T...
by mikey11
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

one week of my life I have have 5 megabit/s U/D connection, the alternating week it varies between 0.05 and 1 megabit Down/ 0.05 Up. In a way it's lucky that I'm making the mistakes when I'm around the higher speed connection. The slow one is brutal. Some parts of Canada really do have third world i...
by mikey11
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B30mp6 ... sp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B30mp6 ... sp=sharing

This is the pi v 2 WITH update 13 applied this time.

I will look to getting the pull request items done this afternoon.

Again, Apologies.
by mikey11
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Sorry Peter, I will rework this. I'm sorry to have had it happen.
by mikey11
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B30mp6 ... sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B30mp6 ... sp=sharing

The above link should be for the raspberry pi v2 image with contrast update installed, and updater changes made to fix the git pull bug.
by mikey11
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I am syncing another image as we speak, and it shall be ready later today. This would be the go-to image from now on for the rpi v 2. I shall also post this link on the after-sight.com website. This will already have the contrast update installed, and also be ready to receive new updates in the futu...
by mikey11
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

It only looks like you forgot to update Options.cpp with "opt.contrast = 2.0;" and "--contrast=[2.0]\t\t\tContrast enhancement factor >= 1.0" (given your choice of not supporting complete disabling of contrast enhancement, or else it is better to look at my today's pull request for the changes in K...
by mikey11
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

My apologies gentlemen, It's been a string of rookie mistakes on my part. So, when making an update. Change what you are going to change. create /updatecontrol/updateXX/update.sh The folder with the next number up must exist (in the most recent case, 13), AND a script named update.sh must exist in t...
by mikey11
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

That's frustrating.

I was sure I submitted it. Erg. Will redo again tonight, and make it update 13
by mikey11
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 175685

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Thanks for testing. I am syncing a new image, with all good luck, the last.

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