Lately I had some fun using the Arduino micro-controller with NodeJS.
One of my last project is a camera mounted on a Pan&Tilt that can track colors and even faces.
- Arduino UNO
- Mini breadboard
- 2 servos
- Pan & tilt frame
- A webcam
- A computer
This is the schematic
Mount the camera on the pan & tilt module and connect both Arduino and webcam to the PC.
Clone the repository from github
git clone https://github.com/david1983/arduino-webcam-tracking.git
Install the dependencies
cd arduino-webcam-tracking && npm install
Run the application
At this point if you visit the page http://localhost:3000 you should be able to see the webcam page and the application will start tracking your face (default tracking algorithm is face), if you want to change it to colors you need to use a different tracker. In the index.html file you can switch this line:
var tracker = new tracking.ObjectTracker('face');
with this one
var tracker = new tracking.ColorTracker(['magenta', 'cyan', 'yellow']);
Here is a video that show the device running