I wanted to be able to leave my stuff on my desk and go somewhere without having to think about anyone taking my things.
What it does
It takes a photo of the person coming towards your desk and sends it to you via text message.
How I built it
I used a raspberry pi with a picamera and used OpenCV to detect faces coming near. Then I sent the photo using Twilio API.
Challenges I ran into
Using raspberry pi without a monitor or stable wifi.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
This was my first time using the raspberry pi.
What's next for SafeCam
I will hookup it up to a Nerf gun to shoot at people coming near my desk. Also an android app to view the live stream.