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WhatIsIt? Smart Camera #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Great project from Charles Channon on hackster.io:

This Python library (and README) will help you to create just about the coolest camera you’ve ever seen. From scratch. Yourself. No, seriously. I wrote this to enable people who have NEVER written a line of code to build their very own magicitasital camera, and this README will walk you through it.

Instead of just showing you a picture, this camera will actually describe what it sees when you take a picture (how cool is that?)

Together, we’ll take a basic Raspberry Pi computer running Linux, and use it to write a Python program which accesses a free Microsoft API service to analyze photographs nearly instantaneously. The result we’ll render on a basic LCD display from Adafruit (just about the coolest place on the internet for an IOT geek).

Once we’re done, you’ll have a compact device you can carry around and show to friends, taking pictures and amazing them with how awesome a tiny computer like that can be!

See more on hackster.io, GitHub or YouTube


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