At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios the tourists can perform “real magic” at certain locations (where the motion capture system is installed) using specially made wands with retro-reflective beads at the tip. The wands can be bought from a real Ollivander’s Shop which are exactly like the one’s shown in the Harry Potter Movies but do remember: “It is the wand that chooses the wizard” 😛
At those certain locations if the person performs a particular gesture with wand, the motion capture system recognizes the gesture and all gestures correspond to a certain spell which causes certain activities in the surrounding area like turning on the fountain etc.
So, in this Project I will show how you can create a cheap and effective motion capture system at home to perform “real magic” by opening a box with the flick of your wand 😀 using just a normal night vision camera, a Raspberry Pi and some electronics, and some Python code using the OpenCV computer vision library and machine learning!
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