We wanted to do something with computer vision and hardware.
What it does
If any motion is detected the raspberry pi turns on the web camera. If the web camera detects a face then a text message is sent.
How we built it
Using OpenCv, Twilio and Python. Also some wiring configurations.
Challenges we ran into
We had a few Ideas reloving around computer vision and security were. Having to settle on one and brainstorm the software and tools that we would use to accomplish these goals was the most difficult.
Getting stuck with the environment as well as docker issues.
Getting the wiring right for the motion sensor and optimizing the detection on the raspberry pi. Using the raspberry pi without a monitor.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
First project with the raspberry pi and in-depth work in the terminal. Having to rely on mainly only documentation.
What we learned
The basis of circuits, wiring, and facial recognition.