Book Reader using Raspberry Pi and Open CV

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Book Reader using Raspberry Pi and Open CV


            A couple of book projects for you today. One is simple, practical, and of great use to the visually impaired. The other is over-complicated, and a little bit nuts; nonetheless, we think it’s rather wonderful; and actually kind of useful if you’ve got a lot of patience. We making open-source audiobook software so you can build a reader with very simple raspberry pi controls. Here we present to you the Brick Pi Book reader which can read aloud a real book and also turn the pages of the book

            The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized single computer or SoC that uses ARM1176JZF-Score. SoC, or System on a Chip, is a method of placing all necessary electronics for running a computer on a single chip. Raspberry Pi needs an Operating system to start up. With the aim of cost reduction, the Raspberry Pi omits any onboard non-volatile memory used to store the boot loaders, Linux Kernels, and file systems as seen in more traditional embedded systems. Rather, an SD/MMC card slot is provided for this purpose. After boot load, as per the application program, Raspberry Pi will get executed.

Book Reader using Raspberry Pi and Open CV

Existing System:

  • Visually-impaired people can’t able to read a book without another person.

Proposed System:

  • Improve their self-confidence level.
  • Not any Third-person Interaction.
  • One of the goals is to help visually-impaired people, appreciate Book reader for the efficient system it is.

Block Diagram:

Book Reader using Raspberry Pi and Open CV
Book Reader using Raspberry Pi and Open CV

Block Diagram Explanation:

The Raspberry Pi camera takes a picture of the page, The OCR engine converts the image file we take of the book into text. The converted text into speak voice command while speaking it aloud through speakers connected to the Raspberry Pi. Once the page is completed means, the motor with the rotating arm has turnover the page.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Motor
  • SD card
  • Pi camera

Software Requirements:

  • Raspberry pi OS: Raspbian stretch
  • Programming Platform: python 3 IDLE
  • Programing language: python 3
  • Library: OpenCV

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