Andrew Bernas
Published © GPL3+

Reading Eye For The Blind With NVIDIA Jetson Nano

Allows the reading impaired to hear both printed and handwritten text by converting recognized sentences into synthesized speech.

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

Nvidia Jetson Nano Developer Kit
USB Keyboard and Mouse
5V 2.5A Power Supply With Micro USB Cable
32GB Micro SD Card
Computer Display
Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2
Arducam 8MP Wide Angle Drop-in Replacement
INIU Power Bank
Edimax Wi-Fi USB Adapter
USB to 3.5mm Jack Audio Adapter
2.0 A-Male to Micro B USB Cable
Mini LED Arcade Button
Illuminated Toggle Switch with Cover
Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi Camera
Noctua NF-A4x20 5V Fan
M3x25 Screws
Jumper Wires

Software apps and online services

NVIDIA Jetpack 4.3
Tensorflow 2.0
OpenCV 4
Google Cloud Vision & Text-to-Speech API

Hand tools and fabrication machines

3D Printer
Soldering Iron
Hot Glue Gun
Screwdriver Set


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Custom parts and enclosures



Camera Mount


Full Schematic

Pull Up Resister Circuit


Reading_Eye_For_The_Blind Repository

All code for Jetson Nano.

Handwritten_Text Repository

All code for training handwritten text recognition model.


Andrew Bernas

Andrew Bernas

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Andrew loves to build! One day it’s an FPV drone or a robot that can sort recyclable materials using machine learning!