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BLIND ASSISTING GADGET

USING
AVR MICROCONTROLLER
(MINOR PROJECT)
SUBMITTED By:

Harpreet Singh Brar:-00813202812


Simranjeet Kaur Vandal: - 02313202812
Amandeep Kaur Aulakh:-03713202812
Manmohan Kaur:-04213202812

OBJECTIVE
The

aim of the project BLIND ASSISTING GADGET


is to provide a completely aided platform for the
visually impaired people to learn independently. At
present there are only two ways through which a
blind person can learn or understand the contents
of a book i.e. BRAILLE or audio lecture. But both of
these take considerable amount of time to come
out after a book is released. A study shows that
only 10% of the entire books in the world is
available in Braille. Also, to read Braille a person
must first be trained. So with our project we are
aiming to eliminate all the above demerits of the
current system, and establish a new innovative
way of reading text directly from the books.

HARDWARE V/S
SOFTWARE
HARDWARE

REQUIREMENTS:
ATMEGA16 MICROCONTROLLER.
LDR/IR SENSORS.
LED.
SOLENOID PIN ARRAY.
SOLDERING EQUIPMENT.
SOFTWARE

REQUIREMENTS:
ATMEL Studio 6.
AVR Dude.

WORKING
As

a visually impaired person has only 2 ways, i.e. sense of touch


and sense of hearing through which he/she can react to an external
stimulus. Our project concentrates on the sense of touch.
A 4x4 LDR/IR sensor array will be attached to the left hand of the
person through which he/she can slide the sensor array on the text
to be read, the sensor array will sense the black text on white
paper and will send this information to our AVR ATMEGA 16
microcontroller which will process this information. An LED matrix
will be connected to of the 4 ports of the microcontroller to show
that the microcontroller has interpreted the text correctly (this is
done just for presentation purpose). To another port of the
microcontroller a 4x4 solenoid pin array will be connected which
will receive the output from the microcontroller and according to
the information only selected pins of the array will rise up from the
flat surface and hence will form a pattern similar to the text read by
the sensor matrix. A blind person then can feel this uplifted pins by
just touching it and hence can understand the text being read
without the use of any code or special training.

APPLICATION
An

Interface between the electronic


domain of knowledge and the blind.
Without disturbing the actual
reading habits of the visually
impaired.
Can be made highly portable as
conventional Braille typewriters are
usually very bulky.
Cost effective.
Can be used to read any language.

BLOCK DIAGRAM
POWER
SUPPLY

LED
MATRIX
SENSOR
MODULE

ATMEGA 16
MICRO
CONTOLLER

PIN
ARRAY

ROLE OF MEMBERS
The

task
assigned
members are :

to

the

HARPREET

SINGH : Searching for different


components and comparing them to find the most
appropriate elements for the project.

SIMRANJEET

KAUR : Development of an effiecient code

to run the system.

MANMOHAN KAUR : designing a clean a layout to


present the project in a way which is very easy on the
eye.

AMANDEEP KAUR : to come up with different test


cases to check if the system is robust or not along with
documentation and presentation of the project.

ESTIMATED TIME
COMPONENT

SELECTION : 1 week
DEVELOPMENT OF CODE : 2 weeks
HARDWARE IMPLENTATION : 1 weeks
TESTING : 1 week
DOCUMENTATION : 3 days
From

above estimation we are aiming


to complete the project by 2nd week of
November 2015.

THANK YOU