Tomas Vega
Published © CC BY

SynthSense

Enabling independence for the visually impaired: An augmented white-cane that provides both obstacle-avoidance and navigation assistance.

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SynthSense

Things used in this project

Hardware components

RFduino RFD22301
×1
RFduino USB Shield
RFduino USB Shield
×1
Microchip IO Expander (MCP23008)
×1
NPN Transistor
Package: SOT-23-3
×6
Capacitor 47 µF
Capacitor 47 µF
Package: 0603
×2
Capacitor 1 µF
Capacitor 1 µF
Package: 0603
×2
Texas Instruments LDO Voltage Regulator
Package: SOT-23-5
×1
Diode
Package: SOD-123
×5
Resistor 1k ohm
Resistor 1k ohm
Package: 0603
×6
Adafruit Toggle Button
×1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

PCB Mill
3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Laser cutter (generic)
Laser cutter (generic)

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

Handle Enclosure Top

Handle Enclosure Cap

Handle Enclosure Bottom

Sensor Mount Grip

Sensor Mount Plate

Navigation Band

Made of leather. To be cut in the laser cutter.

Sensor Mount Enclosure

To be cut in the laser cutter.

Schematics

WhiteCane Schematic

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WhiteCane Circuit Board Top

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WhiteCane Circuit Board Bottom

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Code

Embedded Programming

To be loaded into the RFduino using the programming header and USB shield

Voice Activated Navigation App (iOS)

Credits

Tomas Vega

Tomas Vega

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Maker. I enjoy designing and developing assistive technology.
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