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I am developing an alerting device for hearing-disabled people. I have a mild hearing loss myself, and I cannot hear

  • the front doorbell if I'm in the basement
  • the teakettle whistling unless I'm in the kitchen
  • the clothes dryer bell unless I'm within 2 meters of it
  • the oven buzzer unless I'm within 6 meters of it.
   
The concept is a small battery-powered device to be mounted at a sound source and trained to detect its sound (doorbell, teakettle, etc.) When the sound is detected, an SMS will be sent to the user (e.g. "Doorbell", "Teakettle", etc.)

Using one device near the source for every sound limits noise and simplifies the User Interface. The user just clicks "Listen for" and plays the reference sound. The device then starts compares incoming sounds to the reference sound. If the two are sufficiently similar, it sends the SMS.

I did a software demo at Akron Makerspace on my 10 year old MBP. I can't find a way to fool it. Putting the mic right down the throat of the source means the inverse square law eliminates spurious signals, and the frequency detection just ices the cake!

Other alerting devices typically use one expensive processor per multi-source space instead of a cheap processor at every source. That's why they have to be wired in, or plugged in, or have a single-purpose notifier the user has to lug around, or are a chore to program and adjust -- because the device isn't right at the source.


Ron Phillips

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rwphillips
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TinyDuino / Re: Platform IO
« Last post by Hoolean on February 22, 2017, 05:34:55 AM »
Great, that sounds promising.

Would you be able to send me your method in the mean time as a temporary workaround? It would be great if I could get Platform IO pushing code to my device.
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TinyDuino / Re: Platform IO
« Last post by alcastelo on February 22, 2017, 05:28:33 AM »
Hi there.
Tinyscreen+ is not yet supported in official platformIO, but since the samd platform is supported, i did a little work to make the board work, but with a lot of warnings in the compilation.
I just send the info to the board developers, so maybe they could address the issues and make a official support release.
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TinyDuino / Re: TinyScreen+ Smartwatch
« Last post by Hoolean on February 21, 2017, 06:36:49 PM »
I'm hoping to work on a similar project. What are people's experiences with battery life and is there any fancy-duino stuff that can be done to save precious battery life? Cheers :)
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TinyDuino / Re: Platform IO
« Last post by Hoolean on February 21, 2017, 06:35:36 PM »
How can one setup Platform IO to work with the tinyscreen+? I'm still a little new to the Arduino ecosystem at this stage :)
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TinyDuino / Re: TinyScreen+ Smartwatch
« Last post by rkinnear on February 21, 2017, 03:35:14 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the tip! :)
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TinyDuino / Re: TinyScreen+ Smartwatch
« Last post by lfreed on February 21, 2017, 12:38:41 PM »
You can use the example sketches for the OWatch as a starting point for your watch interface:
https://theowatch.com/learn/o-watch-programming/

While it does not include the BLE connectivity, it can hopefully give you an idea of what differences there are between the TS and TS+!
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Tiny Arcade / Re: Stupid question
« Last post by lfreed on February 21, 2017, 12:17:07 PM »
No worries about the question - it should turn off once the battery is fully charged. Sorry if you already got an answer!
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TinyDuino / Re: TinyScreen+ Smartwatch
« Last post by rkinnear on February 20, 2017, 12:51:37 PM »
Thanks! I just thought I'd check first before I tried to code it myself :)
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TinyDuino / Re: TinyScreen+ Smartwatch
« Last post by Satcamel on February 19, 2017, 04:33:21 PM »
Think there is nothing arround. You had to code it yourself.
The problem ist that the ts+ had no eprom and you had to use the flash storage.
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