Overview

Face recognition is an exciting field of computer vision with many possible applications to hardware and devices. Using embedded platforms like the Raspberry Pi and open source computer vision libraries like OpenCV, you can now add face recognition to your own maker projects! In this project I'll show you how to build a treasure box which unlocks itself using face recognition running on a Raspberry Pi.
Before you get started with this project, it will help to familiarize yourself with a few things:
Continue on to learn about the hardware needed to build this project.
This guide was first published on Jan 24, 2014. It was last updated on Nov 22, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 04, 2015.