Students in Cornell’s ECE4760 produced a variety of microcontroller projects in the last five weeks of the semester. Many use Adafruit products. Projects include real time video spectrograph, circuit plotter, touchpad robot, and a Skittle sorter made of cardboard.
Cornell University Students Design with Microcontrollers – [Link]
My name is Annie Dai and I am an ECE student senior from Cornell University. My partner and I created a simple, cheap and smart vowel decoder system for our ECE4760 (microcontroller) final project that is capable of recognizing vowels in human speech.
Current voice decoding systems and voice recognition systems on the market are very expensive. What we have created is an alternative for those who only want real time vowel detection or even a cheap word recognition system using a limited word base.
Specifically, the audio input is sampled through a microphone/amplifier circuit and analyzed in real time using the Mega644 MCU. The user can record and analyze his/her speech using both hardware buttons and custom commands through PuTTY. In addition, the final product also supports a simple voice password system where the user can set a sequence of vowels as password to protect a message via PuTTY. The message can be decoded by repeating the same sequence via the microphone.