I’m currently working on the User Interface for an open source robot project. While at a work session last night, someone asked if it was possible to add a live video stream to the interface. I stated it absolutely was possible. The next question, “how hard is it?”
Let me check…
My beautiful face back at me on the screen.
It’s my first proof of concept!
There are many steps between the final goal, and what I could achieve in a half hour on my Mac. My Mac already has a webcam and my preferred dev environment installed. It will be quite a different task as I anticipate several learning curves. One example I know will come up as a learning curve is my text editor of choice (Sublime) won’t work on a Raspberry Pi, but I’m excited by the challenge. Additionally, I expect I’ll have to install the webcam into the Pi and configure it using command line interfaces, but that is speculation.