Here in the School of Media Studies Tinker Lab (AKA, the Tinker Palace) we’re working on experimenting with Optical Character Recognition. Utilizing open source software, a web cam, pcDuino, and a Minion doll, we’re building a system capable of recognizing printed text and reading it aloud.


Check out the Minion in action, reading Shakespeare!

Many thanks to Eva Jacobus and Dale MacDonald.