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    Socially Distanced Halloween Candy Dispenser

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    How can trick or treaters receive candy from house to house on Halloween, while staying safe during a pandemic? Also, how can we stop our hard-earned candy from being taken in the first five minutes -- like, if a bowl was just left out? Watch Adam solve both of these questions using a Raspberry Pi with facial detection using OpenCV, an ultrasonic sensor, and an auger dispenser to create a smart candy dispenser.

     

    Bill of Material:

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    USB Cable, USB Type A Plug, USB Type C PlugTRIPP-LITE1Buy NowBuy Now
    Audio / Video Cable Assembly, Micro HDMI Plug, HDMI PlugRASPBERRY-PI1Buy NowBuy Now
    RPI NOIR CAMERA BOARDRASPBERRY-PI1Buy NowBuy Now
    HC-SR04 Ultrasonic SensorMCM1Buy NowBuy Now
    3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm Dia, Orange, PLATONER PLASTICS1Buy NowBuy Now
    Single Board Computer, Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, 4GB DDR4 RAMRASPBERRY-PI1Buy NowBuy Now
    Stepper Motor, NEMA-17ADAFRUIT1Buy NowBuy Now
    Alphanumeric LCD, 16 x 2, White on BlueMIDAS1Buy NowBuy Now
    3365/143365/14 14 Conductor, 28 AWG, Ribbon Cable3M1Buy NowBuy Now
    ADAFRUIT TB6612 1.2A DC/STEPPER MOTOR DRIVERADAFRUIT1Buy NowBuy Now

     

    Additional Parts:

     

    Product Name

    Candy, variety pack used in project

    3ft RPI Camera Ribbon Cable

    5v Relay

    Large Cheese Puff Jar