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Meter Reader with ESP32

This tutorial will demonstrate the development process of meter reader using SSCMA based on ESP32.

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Before starting, we recommend that you should read ESP32 - Deploy first.

Preparation

Please refer to ESP32 - Deploy - Prerequisites.

Train Model

The meter reading feature is based on the PFLD model, in this step you need a PFLD model weight with the suffix .pth, you have two ways to get the model weight.

Export Model

Since the trained model is not suitable for running directly on edge computing devices, we need to export it to a TFLite format with a .tflite suffix, and you have two ways to get the exported model (with model weights contained).

Convert Model

After completing Export Model, we need a further process to convert it to a format that supported by embedded devices.

  • Go to the examples/esp32 directory (run at the root of the SSCMA project):

    sh
    cd examples/esp32
  • Convert the TFLite model to binary file:

    sh
    python3 tools/tflite2c.py --input <TFLITE_MODEL_PATH> --name fomo --output_dir components/modules/model --classes='("unmask", "mask")'

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You need to replace <TFLITE_MODEL_PATH> with the path of the TFLite model obtained in the Export Model step, the final C file will be exported to the components/modules/model directory in the SSCMA/example/esp32 directory by default.

Deploy Model

This is the last and most important step to complete the meter reading, in this step you need to compile and flash the firmware to the ESP32 MCU. Please refer to ESP32 - Deployment - Compile and Deploy to complete the deployment of the model.

Run Example

PFLD Meter Reader

Released under the MIT License