Coders, developers and hobbyists may be interested in a new Raspberry Pi project created by aptly named YouTube Macgyver who has used the mini PC to build a DIY license plate scanner. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Raspberry Pi license plate scanner which is capable of identifying a licence plate in its field of view, scanning the licence plate and even parse it to determine what the plate number is.
The project uses OpenALPR a NVIDIA software company that develops license plate and vehicle recognition products. “The OpenALPR software achieves state-of-the-art accuracy through the use of deep learning. OpenALPR products are used in a wide variety of applications, such as surveillance, parking enforcement, data entry, and supply chain automation.”
“To utilize the OpenALPR SDK, tim_macgyver is running a Node.js service on his Raspberry Pi that automatically takes a photo every second with a camera connected to the Pi. That photo is then processed by OpenALPR to determine if there is a license plate in the frame. If there is, it scans the license plate and returns the plate number. This is a prototype build for one of tim_macgyver’s clients, but you could certainly make one yourself.”
For more information about the project jump over to the Hackster.io website by following the link below.
Latest Geeky Gadgets Deals
Disclosure: Some of our articles include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, Geeky Gadgets may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.