Computer Vision and Projection Mapping in Python

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Let's face it - Python is pretty awesome, and what better way to make use of that awesomeness than to incorporate it into your projects? Here we're looking at some of the methods and libraries involved with projecting images using computer vision and Python. Since I’m finishing this tutorial around the holidays, it seems appropriate to create a Santa hat projector! Hopefully once you've completed the tutorial, you'll be able to substitute in whatever item you want for your own uses. To establish an acceptance criteria, I’ll consider this project finished when someone can walk in front of the projector and have the computer track them, projecting a Santa hat on their head.

Cameron and his Santa Hat

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything, depending on what you already have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

In addition you'll need:

  • projector

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