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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials by Richard Grimmett

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Downloading and installing OpenCV – a fully featured vision library

Now that you have your camera connected, you can begin to access some amazing capabilities that have been provided by the open source community. Open a terminal window and type the following commands:

  1. sudo apt-get update: You're going to download a number of new software packages, so it is good to make sure that everything is up to date.
  2. sudo apt-get install build-essential: Although you may have done this earlier, this library is essential to build OpenCV.
  3. sudo apt-get install libavformat-dev: This library provides a way to code and decode audio and video streams.
  4. sudo apt-get install ffmpeg: This library provides a way to transcode audio and video streams.
  5. sudo apt-get install libcv2.4 ...

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