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March 11, 2014 AT 1:00 am

BeagleBone Black Motion Controlled Targeting System #beagleboneblack @TXInstruments @beagleboardorg

YouTube user XiongWeiLun made this really cool motion controlled targeting system.

A Beaglebone Black based system. The Beaglebone receives video feed from a simple USB camera, processes the images, finds the approximate center point and moves the laser turret servos that point.

The Beaglebone is running Ubuntu and the system was programmed in Python. The OpenCV library was used to handle the image processing. A great deal of help was received through both the OpenCV reference website and Stackoverflow.com. Excellent resources for anyone attempting image processing, especially for their first time.

Immeasurable help was received from professors and classmates at Brigham Young University – Idaho.

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