Desktop RoboTurret - Face & Object Tracking Via RoboRealm

Download the Sketch

RoboTurret Sketches

A .zip file with all of the RoboTurret Sketches can be found here.

Unzip the file and you will have a folder called desktopRoboTurretV3-master We recommend that you create a folder RobotGeek Sketches in your Arduino user folder and put the desktopRoboTurretV3-master in there. The rest of this guide will assume you've placed your sketches in the following folder.

  Arduino -> RobotGeek Sketches -> desktopRoboTurretV3-master

This will be the same 'Arduino' folder you put your libraries and robotgeek tools in, and NOT the folder where the Arduino application is.

Edge Programs and Firmware

Edge programs and firmware are offered with limited support and documentation. They are experimental and offered 'as-is' for advanced users.

Wiring to the Sensor Shield for Vision Tracking is identical to the Test setup. You will also need to attach the webcam directly to your computer.

Device Pin Type Pin #
Pan Servo Digital 10
Tilt Servo Digital 11
Laser Digital 2
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PC Control - Face Tracking Via RoboRealm

Setup for this is identical to the Color Tracking Example, except you will need to open the following file:
Arduino -> RobotGeek Sketches ->desktopRoboTurretV3-master -> roboTurret3_roboRealm ->Desktop_RoboTurret_v3_face_tracking.robo  

The program should recognize human faces and do its best to track them. Lighting can be very important for this example.

PC Control - Object Tracking Via RoboRealm

Setup for this is identical to the Color Tracking Example, except you will need to open the following file:
    Arduino -> RobotGeek Sketches -> RoboTurret v3 -> roboTurret3_roboRealm ->Desktop_RoboTurret_v3_object.robo

Double Click the Object Recognition module. Towards the bottom there is a 'Add Objects' button. Click the button and use the interface to crop an image from the camera as a object you would like to recognize. Keep in mind that rectangular objects (or rectangular crops of objects) work the best. Using objects with irregular shapes will require you to have a uniform background.

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