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September 23, 2016 AT 2:00 am

Raspberry Pi Powered Face Tracking Desk Fan @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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Check out this ingenious tutorial from Instructables user DevinL9, via RaspberryPi.org.

Have you ever wished your fan would follow you around to cool you off on those hot summer days!? Well I decided to do something about it! Welcome FanBot, the personal desktop fan that follows your face and keeps you cool when things are getting a little too spicy!

This is more of a proof of concept than a finished beautified product. It is for a intermediate developer. However, I wouldn’t write yourself off if you’re a beginner, it’ll just be a little more difficult. That being said, This project will get you a working version of openCV 3.0.0 on the raspberry pi2 (RPi). It will teach you a little about pulse width modulation (PWM) and how to control a servo with the general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins on the RPi. Let me know if you have problems.

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  1. Wow! He must be really clever to invent this!

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