Building a Wearable Captioning Badge

A workshop from EMF 2022 by Kevin Lewis

On Saturday June 4, 2022 at in Workshop 5

Masks are important for safety but they can make it hard for people to understand what's being said. Back in January, I built a wearable badge which live transcribes speech and displays it to others.

In this workshop, we'll build the software that runs on the badge (and your browser) from scratch. You will also be provided with a kit list if you want to build your own physical badge after the event.

You will require some (but not much) knowledge of JavaScript. Understanding language fundamentals like variables, data types, conditionals, and functions is plenty.