We will be using quite a lot of image processing on this project, lets make life simple.
It it crazy Just How much miss information there is about opencv and the Raspberry pi, many tutorials will guide you thru a installation process that takes 12 hours+ and has library's linked complexly.
Opencv 2.4.1 [CV2] is available in the default Rasbian Reposttory.
To Install on Rasbian, type the following into the command terminal:
|Type Into Terminal|
Sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install libcv-dev
sudo apt-get install python-opencv
sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev
sudo apt-get install libcv2.3 #[May have updated to libcv2.4]
sudo apt-get install opencv-doc
How To use:
>Open the File manager and go to your documents
>Right click>CreatNew>Empty File
>Add the line [#!/usr/bin/python] To the top of the file
>Save it as <FileName>.py
>Right Click on the File >Properties>Permissions and select everyone> OK
>Double click on the file and execute in terminal
>Remember it is a python based install of openCV 2
>Execute the python script as root if you want access to the GPIO pins
>If the script doesnt work, Cd / into the directory and run python <Filename.py>