• Has anyone been successful in detecting specific gestures using the accelerometer on the Puck.js v2?

    I know the Bangle.js seems to use Tensorflow Lite to recognize certain gestures, if you create a model to train them. Does the Puck.js v2 have the ability to load and recognize the same gesture model?

    I'm looking for something where I can train a model to recognize simple gestures (forward, left, right, up, down, draw a Z, draw a circle) and then load it onto the Puck.

    It looks like the Puck.js v2 has similar specs to the Bangle.js

    64MHz nRF52832 ARM Cortex-M4
    64kB RAM 512kB on-chip flash, 4MB external flash

    Puck.js v2
    64MHz nRF52832 ARM Cortex-M4
    64kB RAM, 512kB Flash

    If that isn't possible, what's the best way to go about this just using the built in accelerometer? (I've been playing with require("puckjsv2-accel-movement").on();­ )

  • Yes, it is possible to run Tensorflow on the Puck, but you'll have to build your own firmware.

    By default the Puck contains a networking stack so you can connect it to the internet with WiFi/GSM/etc and that uses up enough space that you can't have that and Tensorflow installed.

    But compiling your own firmware is pretty straightforward - use the instructions on https://github.com/espruino/Espruino then edit https://github.com/espruino/Espruino/blo­b/master/boards/PUCKJS.py and replace:




    and you're good to go.

    Otherwise you could hard-code some gesture recognition by looking at the values in the accel event. Detecting big changes in acceleration in each axis (eg big +X to big -X) would be a good start I reckon.

    There's also the gyro, which could be good for detecting twistsing motion

  • So, I have 3 Puck.js (through Kickstarter, so I guess V2) lying around unused. Does anyone have the above mentioned firmware built? I know it's possible to build it myself, but using a Win10 computer it seems it isn't straightforward, and it also seems time consuming, so if anyone one has a ready made firmware I'd be happy to receive it : )

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Accelerometer Based Gesture Detection for Puck.js v2?

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