Number plate recognition

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by skusku, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. skusku

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    Hi guys, Im thinking ahead of my current capabilities.
    Just want to find out where I should start.
    I want to try and build a numberplate recognition system and send/log it to the computer. Obviously the software part on the PC I will something like python or C# using RS232 or so.
    Which micro controller will be best to use? Arduino maybe and interfacing it with a webcam or so. Otherwise i guess a rasberry pie can also do the job.

    Any suggestions from you guys?
     
  2. MrChips

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    You will need the power of r-pi.
     
  3. skusku

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    What if one can do it using a pc for the processing?
     
  4. ErnieM

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    If you have a webcam taking pictures and a PC to evaluate the image, what is the micro controller for?
     
  5. skusku

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    @ErnieM - There is no need to specifically have a microcontroller do the processing. If software only can do this and it would be easier then that is what I would go for. What would be the easiest option of doing this?
     
  6. John P

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    The easiest option has to be don't use a real-time camera at all. Just get your software working from stored images. You can probably find lots of them on the web, or go out and make a few with a digital camera.

    Easiest camera to set up is a USB-linked webcam, for sure.
     
  7. mcgyvr

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    opencv.. you're welcome
     
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