- What went well?
I managed to take a photo, record a video and play live video from a USB Camera attached to Raspberry Pi. I experimented with the Raspberry Pi Camera module and I succeeded in capturing an image, making a simple script to automatically do it and capturing a video.
I managed to install the OpenCV library on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian OS. I experimented with Processing for Raspberry Pi.
- What could be better?
I had major issues with the camera and Processing. I thought it is because I had too much libraries installed, which collide with one another, but even when I invested the time for a clean install of Raspbian with pre-configured Processing, the issues where still there. I wish I could re-adjust my Arduino+Processing code for Raspberry, but unfortunately it didn’t go that way.
- What should be better?
Instead of trying to figure out a solution to a problem by searching online or writing in forums (slow), I should personally contact local experts from the field, who can help me out.
- Time spent
To Do 1.7
- Since OpenCV and Processing didn’t work out well, I am going to concentrate on OpenCV and Python. The first step is to get some understanding of the Python basics and syntax.
- I need to be able to control servo motors via the GPIO interface of the Raspberry Pi.