Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: What about the probing point
Caleb Kraft   3/29/2014 12:18:13 PM
NO RATINGS
Oh yes, I agree. There have been so many times that attempting to balance the meter within eyesight while stretching my probes in an engine bay was enough to make me quit with frustration. Having it just call out the measurements would have been a welcomed feature.

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: What about the probing point
Caleb Kraft   3/29/2014 12:16:43 PM
NO RATINGS
This can be a useful feature for anyone who simply can't make out the display. Consider that being legally blind doesn't mean that you can't see anything. You may be able to make out the shapes of pads and such and still have a difficult time reading the display.

That being said, I've known people who were blind that worked in the IT industry, they found ways to get the job done, regardless of wether it was replacing a video card or troubleshooting an error on screen (text to speach doesn't work when your computer is crashed!

Sanjib.A
User Rank
Author
Re: What about the probing point
Sanjib.A   3/28/2014 1:11:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, I agree that this feature would be very useful if the multimeter is out of line of sight. In the video I see that the user needs to press a button on the multimeter for it to speak. It would great if the voice is also automated and the multimeter should speak as soon as the value settles down. That would help in this kind of use cases better. The button could be kept for the user to listen to the multimetrer again.

MagFlux
User Rank
Author
Re: What about the probing point
MagFlux   3/27/2014 5:52:05 PM
NO RATINGS
This would be great for the times I've been in bad light, cramped quarters trying to measure a test point and the multimeter is out of my line of sight.

Sanjib.A
User Rank
Author
What about the probing point
Sanjib.A   3/27/2014 12:32:08 PM
NO RATINGS
@Caleb: It was new to me, I did not know that speaking multimeters are available in the market...and thanks for bringing these innovations to us; One questions that comes to me mind, how a visually challenged person would know where to place the probes on? Not sure how a talking multimeter helps them without assistance...any idea? 



Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I recently received an email from someone we'll call Martin (because that's his name). Martin's message was short and sweet. In its entirety it read: "You need to see this!"

Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com

Processor Pinups
Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com
4 comments
My wife and I joke about our “adult” magazines. For her, those are the publications about beading. For me, they’re tool catalogs and Fine Woodworking magazine. The latter ...

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll