The biggest problem of working alone is the filming for documentation. Every time I move I need to move my camera. So I made a simple Phone’O’Dummy inspired by Iron man’s Dummy/Dum-e.
Phone’O’Dummy is autonomous device used to capture the video. Camera mounted on Phone'O'Dummy Follows the user by detecting their face .It moves in both x-axis and y-axis.
Phone’O’Dummy has two motors to move in x & y axis. It is controlled by the arduino microcontroller & motor shield. Phone camera is used to capture the video and it is processed in OpenCV by using Visual Studio 2010(VC++). Using OpenCV we detect the face and when the user moves we send the signal to the arduino board using serial connection(USB). Then arduino board moves the motors accordingly.