April 02, 2013

DIY inexpensive facial recognition Arduino control

 Facial recognition and Arduino? Yes - it is possible, however with the aid of a Windows-based computer and a webcam. The process has been explained by Instructables user "shadowinfinity" with an interesting solution to the problem. They use a PC and webcam and Key Lemon facial recognition software that takes care of human-machine interface. When a face has been recognised the software sends a character to the Arduino via USB which commands it to take action - in this example switching a door strike.

It's simple and it works, so find out more on the Instructable. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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