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A Blind Accessible Coffee Pot

This project utilizes computer vision on the iPhone to instruct a blind user how to use a touch screen coffee maker.


Step #1:

A Blind Accessible Coffee Pot
  • Download and set up iOS code. You will need a picture of every state (crop to fit only necessary pixels).
  • Edit EdgyDrink.h to create necessary Drink states. Enums such as DrinkSize.h, Type.h are designed to assist with the creation of these Drinks. Drink files also contain information about their instruction set.

Step #2:

A Blind Accessible Coffee PotA Blind Accessible Coffee PotA Blind Accessible Coffee Pot
  • Affix the stand on the coffee maker so that it does not interfere with necessary functions, such as putting in the cup into the coffee maker or accessing the touch screen.
  • The best stands keep the phone in a fixed state.
  • Use the Camera mode to align the stand properly. The entire touch screen should be in view.

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