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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 4. Allowing the BeagleBone Black to See

Your projects can communicate via voice; now you are going to add vision with a webcam. You'll use this functionality in lots of different applications. Fortunately, adding hardware and software for vision is both easy and inexpensive.

Mission briefing

In this chapter, you'll add a USB webcam to your system. Having the standard USB interface on your board opens a wide range of amazing possibilities. On top of that, there are several amazing open-source libraries. These offer complex capabilities that you can use in your projects without spending months coding them.

Why is it awesome?

Vision will open a set of possibilities for your project. These can range from simple motion detection to advanced capabilities ...

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