Friday Video: Webcam + Open-source video code + Arduino Uno microcontroller board + pan/tilt servo make automated face-tracker, prove the power of an apps-centric world

Presented for your consideration:

This very cool video from Sparkfun (the 21st-century version of Heathkit) shows how you can use a surprisingly small about of custom code and an open-source video software toolkit, a Webcam, an off-the-shelf Arduino Uno microcontroller card, and a servo-operated pan/tilt mechanism to build a face-tracking camera that can follow a person as they move around. The way this project rapidly came together is a testament to how quickly you can lay your hands on hardware and development tools to build extremely complex apps—in the EDA360 zone.

More about the project here.

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One Response to Friday Video: Webcam + Open-source video code + Arduino Uno microcontroller board + pan/tilt servo make automated face-tracker, prove the power of an apps-centric world

  1. Mick Fowler says:

    This is exactly what I am trying to achieve here… Not having any RC knowledge I’m using a K8055 development board and have written code in VB6. Code is working lighting up the LED’s on the board for left right up down so now it’s investigation into motors… Now I’m going to check out the Arduino system you’ve mentioned see if its less weight/hardware than the K8055. It will also have to work wirelessly (prob 2.4ghz) and over 20m

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