Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

Real-time OCR and Text-to-Speech with automatic page turning

Built a scanner? Started to build a scanner? Record your progress here. Doesn't need to be a whole scanner - triggers and other parts are fine. Commercial scanners are fine too.
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Real-time OCR and Text-to-Speech with automatic page turning

Post by MerlinMags » 12 May 2014, 08:17

This project seems partly insane but partly admirable. I'll leave you to make up your own minds.

There's a camera, Raspberry Pi, and some Lego Mindstorms components used to flip a page, OCR, then read the words out loud with TTS (text-to-speech software). Nothing is stored, this is purely to read the book to you if you are too lazy to turn the pages.

http://hackaday.com/2014/05/10/brickpi- ... ou-choose/

Can we learn anything from this?!

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