It was the challenge that most grabbed our attention. We really thought we could learn a lot from completing this project.
What it does
There is a webcam live feed that takes a snapshot when the door bell rings. It detects the face of person or multiple persons with the click of a button, and sends the detected image to the "owner" via email.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Never used angularJS and the openCV before so the syntax was challenging to get our heads around at first. We also learned a lot about VirtualBox settings as that presented enough of a challenge on its own!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It works! Just to leave the weekend with a working product is awesome.
What we learned
Using APIs. Introduction to writing our own server. Manipulating mail clients. Time management.
What's next for Face Detect Doorbell
Implementing face recognition so that the doorbell recognises friends and relatives and can report who they are. Use the Messenger API instead of sending emails.