In this project you can cover your eyes and let your smartphone navigate you to avoid obstacles, the application is mainly a DIY navigation device for blind people.
By using 1sheeld I made the text to speech part by only 1 line of code!
All you need to get started
1. Any Arduino board (here i used UNO)
3. Ultrasonic sensor (I used two for better navigation)
5. Your belt
6. Any smart phone that runs Android V2.3 and above.
Download 1sheeld application to your android smart phone from here
Download 1sheeld library from here and put it in the libraries folder in your Arduino folder.
Step 1: Wiring and electronics setup
1. Connect your 1sheeld to your arduino board
2. Connect your ultrasonics as shown in figure
VCC ==> to the 5V in your 1sheeld
GND ==> to your GND in 1sheeld
ECHO ==> to any i/o pin here i used 11 and 13 for the two ultrasonics
Trigger ==> to any i/o pin here i used 10 and 12 for the two ultrasonics
If you have the 5 pin ultrasonic make the same wiring and put the out pin on SC.
(OUT ==> to your GND on 1sheeld)
Step 2: Belt setup
I needed to put the Arduino and 1Sheeld in a cover, I couldn’t find any plastic box so I got this laser cut case from Fablab Egypt.
You can make a case with a laser cutter like this one also.
I used wires to mount the case and sensors to my belt.