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Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers

By : Rajdeep Chandra, John Sirach, Pradeeka Seneviratne
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Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers

By: Rajdeep Chandra, John Sirach, Pradeeka Seneviratne

Overview of this book

Raspberry Pi is a small, low cost and yet very powerful development platform. It is used to interact with attached electronics by the use of it's GPIO pins for multiple use cases, mainly Home Automation and Robotics. Our book is a project-based guide that will show you how to utilize the Raspberry Pi's GPIO with Java and how you can leverage this utilization with your knowledge of Java. You will start with installing and setting up the necessary hardware to create a seamless development platform. You will then straightaway start by building a project that will utilize light for presence detection. Next, you will program the application, capable of handling real time data using MQTT and utilize RPC to publish data to Further, you will build a wireless robot on top of the zuma chassis with the Raspberry Pi as the main controller. Lastly, you will end the book with advanced projects that will help you to create a multi-purpose IoT controller along with building a security camera that will perform image capture and recognize faces with the help of notifications. By the end of the book, you will be able to build your own real world usable projects not limited to Home Automation, IoT and/or Robotics utilizing logic, user and web interfaces.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)
Integrating a Real-Time IoT Dashboard

Security Camera with Face Recognition

In Chapter 3, A Social and Personal Digital Photo Frame, you learned how to build a multimedia application, which is a digital photo frame based on the Raspberry Pi. Now you're going to take a major step forward, by building a real-time video processing application, which is a security camera with face recognition. Face recognition is a revolutionary technology and it can be used in a wide range of applications such as:

  • People tagging in photos
  • Gaming
  • Price comparison
  • Making mental notes
  • Identifying TV shows
  • Augmented reality
  • Image searching
  • Solving sudoku puzzles
  • Security

Besides providing security through camera-based applications at both day and night, by displaying videos on a screen or recording video using a hard disk, face detection can be used to identify human faces among moving objects (people, animals, vehicles, and so on) within the field of view of the camera...