Materials List: Java Programming of OCR

Each group needs:

  • computer (with Internet access)
  • OCR algorithm, in flow chart, pseudocode or similar paper format; created in the associated lesson
  • Java programming environment; install a program such as NetBeans (free) or download software such as: for Mac OS X (free) or for Windows (trial copy)
  •,,; students need these three .java files to get their programs running; they provide a framework and simplify the process of creating OCR software; they are provided in the
  • (optional) access to a digital camera, to take a few images of school scoreboards in use
  • Pre-Activity Quiz, one per student
  • Post-Activity Quiz, one per student