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DIY License Plate Scanner Built with a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

License plate detector from Macgyver on YouTube. Via Hackster.io

You may have noticed that some police cruisers have little boxes mounted on the front and back of the car that point outwards. Those are license plate scanners, which automatically read the license plates of the other cars on the road. They allow police officers to check to see if a car is stolen or if there is an APB out on the owner, without having to manually read and type out each plate. License plate scanners are relatively new technology, but Redditor tim_macgyver has built one using a Raspberry Pi.

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