Inspiration

When you have a new piece of technology, you want to try and see how far you can bend it. When you have two new things...then you spend two days trying to mash them together into something interesting. Taking what is available and making something useful and interesting was the primary goal.

What it does

Taking snapshots through a video feed, the program recognizes logos from a database.

How I built it

Using the DragonBoard 410c to host an Ubuntu server, we python to program

Challenges I ran into

As none of our members were very familiar with the DragonBoard 410c, it was a struggle to install Ubuntu onto it. Initially, we had planned to have loaded a regular desktop iso but ran into issues causing us to switch to the server image.

The Jevois Camera was also a challenge as we only had USB 2.0 cords and needed the more powerful 3.0 cord to power it sufficiently. However, one of our members had experience with splicing wires and one trip to the electronics store later, we were able to work around the power issue.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We finished. There were many obstacles and frustrating moments when planned pieces of design had to change due to unforeseen issues with the hardware, but three relatively new participants to hackathons were able to cobble together a project to completion.

What I learned

Personally, I'm much more familiar with the setup of single-board computers and the process of their set up. I also had one teammate help explain the process of accessing the Google API.

What's next for Drago

The goal of Drago was more to familiarize the team members with the DragonBoard 410c and Jevois Camera. AS this was a team that came together during the event, there are no current plans for continued development. Individually, each member may refer to this project and try to improve upon it.

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