Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Blogger
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
Blogger
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
CEO
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
Rookie
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
CEO
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? 



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

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

Energizing the Young Engineers of Tomorrow
Max Maxfield
15 comments
It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...