The term “Surveillance” has reached the common man now. More common with the armed forces or spies, now surveillance systems are now an easy sight in shopping stores, banks, homes and even class rooms. As important as the function of these systems is, an efficient system manager is also a prime requirement. This is the main reason that controls of such systems are usually with the top authorities and are rarely transferred to their subordinates.
How about having a control over surveillance systems from anywhere? Sohil Patel, a coder and computer vision enthusiast has DIY’ed a system which carries mobility features and can be controlled from anywhere, provided an internet access is there. “sPiRobot”, his innovation, is a Raspberry Pi derived surveillance robot which features a standard webcam, memory card, USB Wi-Fi dongle and usual robot –video accessories.
This project does not boast of 3D printing techniques or complicated as it is based on one of the most education oriented hobby computers. The parts to construct the bot can be easily managed and would not cost hefty at all. Adding more to the simplicity, is the code which has already been hand-stitched by Mr. Patel himself.
This project, even though a bit more application oriented, can be one of those “My First Robot” projects with more fruitful results and a better learning than those pretty common line followers.
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