The .NetRC V1.5 Head Movement Control
I have made some modifications to the .NetRC project. One was the design makeover to make the car lighter and cooler. Removing the excess plastic from top and lowering the cam.
The second major modification was the head movement control. The car now can be also controlled by head movements. To achieve this I’ve used openCV library and using the laptop frontal camera detected the face of the user and using opticalflow to detect the movement direction.
It is still at a very early stage of development and has lots of bugs, specially image quality vs speed performace issues.
Bellow are some videos of the first tests.
As a side note, although using a cheap RC car it was easy, the bad quality make it hard to understand when the problem is from the code or the bad electronic components on the car. As a sneak peak I’m leaving a picture what arrived yesterday in my mail for the version 2.0