Raspberry Pi

The Blob!!!

It turns out blobs are very important to computer vision.

No, not the 50's horror classic starring Steve McQueen, but rather pixel blobs - groupings in an image that share some common feature, such as proximity, color, or a host of other properties. 

I've spend most of this past week learning about a Python library called OpenCV, short for "Open Computer Vision" and it's amazing. 

Within Python it's possible to call all sorts of functions to open an modify virtually any image source (in my case, thermal data being pulled from the Lepton camera).

If You Liked It Then You Should Have Put a Ring On It...

My wedding ring is palladium, and emits no IR heat at all. So cold and unyielding...

With the basic wiring and shell design complete,  I've the past couple of days working on the software for this project and that means digging heavily into CV2 (Open Computer Vision V.2), a really magical library of image manipulation software that integrates with Python on the Raspberyy Pi. 

Hot Raspberry Pi

It's Raspberry Pi day! I got a nice box in the mail while we were away for Thanksgiving, thanks to the folks over at FLIR. This included a brand new Raspberry Pi 3, a power unit and a Lepton infrared camera

Even though today is Black Friday, I ended up driving around to three different stores trying to find the right jumper wires to connect the Lepton to the Pi, but no luck. I caved in and placed an order for what I need on Amazon and it should come in by Monday.