Just because you’re operating on a shoestring budget doesn’t mean you need sub-par evil genius gear. Build a face recognition scanner for under $30.
For their capstone project in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Cornell, Brian Harding and Cat Jubunski decided to build a stand alone face recognition system. Despite the very high cost of commercial models they built a successful model for under $30. Check out the video above to see it in action then hit up the link below for an extremely detailed build guide including schematics, source code, parts lists, and more.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 05/17/11