Art is often made to appeal to a specific set of viewers.  This is the 10th blog in a series exploring the idea of using AI to recognize a viewer and adapt art to their age or interest.  The intent is to encourage early art appreciation while being attractive to all household members.

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In previous posts the build, facial recognition, art, and art viewer have been presented individually as the phases of the project progressed.  In this post the integrated project is demonstrated and compared to the original concept.  The block diagram is updated.

 

Updated Block Diagram

 

There have been several changes as the project progressed and these are reflected in the revised block diagram.  The more significant changes are:

  • Ultrasonic sensor removed - OpenCV and the camera do a good job sensing people and an ultrasonic sensor is not required
  • Pi Face and physical movement not implemented - this may be implemented in future but the current design has limited space to add the feature

PiCasso Art Deluxe Block Diagram

 

Video Demonstration

 

I tidied up the wiring a bit and now have the full package working.  The integrated hardware and software is demonstrated in the following video.

 

Hardware Happy Hour

 

There is a Hardware Happy Hour monthly here in Seattle where a group gets together at one of the local brew pubs and shows things they are working on.  If you are in Seattle the first Thursday of the month be sure and drop by. I had the PiCasso Art Deluxe on display last night and the retro look got a lot of attention as well as "what does it do?"...

PiCasso Art Deluxe at Postdoc Hardware Happy Hour

 

Upcoming Work

 

While the original specifications and goals for the project have been largely met additional enhancements and refinements are planned.  There may not be another posting for a week or two due to personal commitments and the nature of the remaining work.  Upcoming work includes:

 

  • Refinement
  • Additional art
  • Final demonstration video
  • Completed documentation

 

Thanks for reading - comments and suggestions are always welcome.

 

Blogs in this Series

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers: Introduction  Blog #1

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers: OpenCV Face Detection, Blog #2

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers: Cabinet Design, Blog #3

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers: Pi talks to Pi, Blog #4

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers: Grandpa Shark, Blog #5

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers: More on Cabinet Design, Blog #6

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers:  New Art, Blog #7

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers:  Mechanical Complete, Blog #8

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers:  Displaying Art, Blog #9

PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers:  Demonstration, Blog #10