|Area of Focus
Beginner workshop designed to familiarize students with the Python scripting language, the OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision) library, the Linux operating system, and the DragonBoard™ 410c development kit. This project uses Python code to explore image and video processing and design a home automation solution.
The aim of this workshop, created for an event at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is to familiarize students with the Python scripting language, the OpenCV library, the Linux operating system, and the DragonBoard 410c.
You create a small Python program which utilizes a USB webcam for a variety of applications. These include: taking a picture, saving a picture, displaying a live video feed from the webcam, and performing facial recognition. You will be recreating the basic functions of a “smart security/surveillance camera”.
No experience is needed, as the handout walks you through the project step by step.
Build / Assembly Instructions
The Home Automation project covers the following topics:
- Overview of DragonBoard 410c
- Setting up the hardware and wireless network, and installing software
- Playing with OpenCV (take a snapshot, play live video, identify faces, etc.)
- Emails and Text Alerts
- Putting It All Together
Download the “Home Automation with DragonBoard 410c” lab workbook for the step-by-step instructions.Materials Required / Parts List / Tools
- DragonBoard 410c (pre-loaded with Linux)
- Power supply
- Logitech HD Webcam C270
- Monitor (HDMI)
- Keyboard and mouse
- SD card
Source Code / Source Examples / Application Executable