Mute Unwanted Phrases On TV With The Arduino Enough Already Box (video)
If you enjoy watching TV but are fed up listening to certain
celebrity names or phrases being over used. A new Arduino device called
the Enough Already, developed by Matt Richardson might be able to help
you recover control of your TVs audio.
His new creation is Arduino based and allows you to mute a TVs audio
based on certain keywords or phrases. The little device uses a Video
Experimenter Shield which is placed on top of the Arduino board enabling
it to then decode the closed-captioning text of the programme currently
showing on your TV. Watch the video after the jump to see the Enough
Already, Arduino device in action.
Richardson explains how his innovative device works:
"Closed captioning transcription is transmitted with the NTSC
picture signal. The incoming text is processed for a set of keywords
such as "KARDASHIAN” or "SNOOKI” and sends my television’s IR remote
control mute command, muting the TV for 30 seconds and then unmuting it
(as long as a keyword isn’t mentioned again).”
For more information on the device and how to build one jump over to the MAKE website.