If hot days tend to make you feel a little stuffy whilst on your computer or at your desk, you might be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi powered face tracking fan, which is sure to help you keep a little cooler.
The face tracking desk fan has been created using a PC fan and web camera which have been connected to a Raspberry Pi mini PC to provide a refreshing blast of air directly to your face as you work.
Created by Instructables user DevinL9 full instructions have been published to the official Instructables website, where DevinL9 explains a little more about the inspiration behind the project and provides step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own.
Have you ever wished your fan would follow you around to cool you off on those hot summer days!? Well I decided to do something about it! Welcome FanBot, the personal desktop fan that follows your face and keeps you cool when things are getting a little too spicy!
This is more of a proof of concept than a finished beautified product. It is for a intermediate developer. However, I wouldn’t write yourself off if you’re a beginner, it’ll just be a little more difficult. That being said, This project will get you a working version of openCV 3.0.0 on the raspberry pi2 (RPi). It will teach you a little about pulse width modulation (PWM) and how to control a servo with the general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins on the RPi.
Let me know if you have problems. I’ll do my best to fix anything. It should be noted that this is not going to be a completely optimized solution in code or execution. The purpose of this project is to get a simple working version of openCV, play around with it by means of face detection, and move a servo so that a small fan can cool you off!
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