Raspberry Pi enthusiast Dan Macnish has created a fantastic Raspberry Pi instant camera that not only captures an image but transforms your photos into line drawn cartoons. The camera is a mash up of a neural network for object recognition, the Google quickdraw dataset, a thermal printer, and of course a Raspberry Pi mini PC.
“One of the fun things about this re-imagined polaroid is that you never get to see the original image. You point, and shoot – and out pops a cartoon; the camera’s best interpretation of what it saw. The result is always a surprise. A food selfie of a healthy salad might turn into a enormous hotdog, or a photo with friends might be photobombed by a goat.”
“I set up an image processing pipeline in python to take pre-captured images and recognise the objects in them, using pre-trained models from google. At the same time, I explored the quickdraw dataset, and mapped the categories available in the dataset with the categories recognisable by the image processor. “
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