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Create a Text Recognition Hand

Your computer can recognize text to control the movements of your NeuroMaker Hand!

Estimated Time

1 Hour

Number of People

1- 4 students per NeuroMaker Hand

Necessary Supplies

  • One fully build NeuroMaker Hand
  • (Included in the kit) UNO programming board
  • USB cable (Included in the kit)
  • A Mac/Windows computer with network access and USB port
  • Printed Text Recognition Cards

Necessary Program Files

Text Recognition mBlock Code

Please note: The above link holds an mBlock file which must be downloaded to your computer and dragged into your mBlock coding environment.

Pre Check Items

  • The NeuroMaker Hand is fully built
  • Both 9V and AA batteries are installed
  • A Mac/Windows computer or Chromebook with network access and USB port
  • mBlock software is ready to be used on the desktop. See Building Your First Program for setup.
  • Please note the best results will be achieved with the mBlock desktop client


Computer Vision is one of the most popular applications of Artificial Intelligence. Using lots and lots of trained data, computer cameras can detect different things that we as humans can easily understand. Thankfully for all of us, we don’t need to build these systems from scratch! Using NeuroMaker and pre build mBlock tools, our computer cameras can detect text just like a human eye can.

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Project Instructions

View our video walkthrough below to build your own text recognition systems!