Blind people often get text read to them on their phones but there never seems to be a good implementation of image descriptions. We also realized that memes are used in our modern society quite a lot on our social media platforms.
What it does
Sends memes to a user via text message that is accessible to anyone even those who have disabilities. You can send a random message and you will receive one of the latest trending meme, you can type "balance" to see what meme you currently have viewed/received
How we built it
We used MongoDB to make a database to store all the trending memes from http://memebase.cheezburger.com/, which held the picture, and a description.
Challenges we ran into
Learning Python to webscrape, integrating Arduino
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Making a meme base,
What we learned
Spring.io Framework, ngrok, Clarfai, Twilio, Google Tesseract (OCR), MongoDB
What's next for Talk Me-me 2 me
Fully integrate Clarifai to filter out NSFW memes, better train OCR, Integrate feature on phone instead of Twilio number