I was really into trading cards as a kid. I recently came across a lot of Magic The Gathering cards in a box and thought to myself – I wonder how many cards I have and how much they’re worth?! Logging and looking these up manually would take a while so I decided to see if I could automate some of the process. Somehow, the process led to building a platform out of Lego and leveraging AWS S3 and Rekognition!
Take a picture of the title of the card using a Raspberry Pi, RPi camera, and Lego platform
Upload the pictures to an AWS S3 bucket for storage and processing
Use AWS Rekognition to extract text out of the picture and index the collection
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