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Intelligent IoT Projects in 7 Days

By : Agus Kurniawan
Book Image

Intelligent IoT Projects in 7 Days

By: Agus Kurniawan

Overview of this book

Intelligent IoT Projects in 7 days is about creating smart IoT projects in just 7 days. This book will help you to overcome the challenge of analyzing data from physical devices. This book aims to help you put together some of the most exciting IoT projects in a short span of time. You'll be able to use these in achieving or automating everyday tasks—one project per day. We will start with a simple smart gardening system and move on to a smart parking system, and then we will make our own vending machine, a smart digital advertising dashboard, a smart speaker machine, an autonomous fire fighter robot, and finally look at a multi-robot cooperation using swarm intelligence
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
Essential Hardware Components

Vacant parking space detection

In a smart parking system, information about vacant parking spaces is important. A simple method to identify how many vacant spaces are available is to count the difference between the parking lot capacity and the number of vehicles currently in the lot. This approach has a disadvantage because we don't know which parking areas are vacant. Suppose a parking lot has four levels. We should know whether a parking area level is full or not.

Suppose we have a parking area as shown in the next image. We can identify how many vacant parking spaces there are using image processing and pattern recognition.

A simple way to detect vacant parking spaces is to apply the background subtraction method. If you use the OpenCV library, you can learn this method with this tutorial...