As an electronic enthusiast, you probably have a pile of resistors, capacitors and other electronic components. Most of them are color coded, and to use any of these you need to identify each of them. Usually, resistor color band table works fine or multimeter. But how to speed up the process a bit, free your hands and even eyes from looking at charts or multimeter. Anthony coded a simple application (EEspeak) which listens to you what type of element and colors are identified. Imagine sorting things out – sitting around with the pole of resistors and reading each color values aloud.
Voice recognition seems to work great without any training. It can tell color coded resistor, capacitor and inductor value with its tolerance. Simple commands enable it to read values aloud and display on the screen. The program is free so give it a try – at least it’s fun.