Have you ever got worried when you've not been able to find a bill or post-it note that you really needed? Well with this Raspberry Pi Document Scanner now you won't have to! All your notes, receipts and documents will now be a click away safely stored in your Dropbox folder.
In this Instructable you'll learn how to make a Raspberry Pi Document Scanner that automatically uploads a copy of your document in a Dropbox folder. The files will be stored with the day and date on when the document was scanned. Have a look at the video walk-through/demo of the project linked above.
Now lets get started !
The following parts will be needed for this project :
If you plan on working on the Raspberry Pi itself and not through SSH you would need the following materials:
Apart from this you would need the following software packages installed on your Raspberry Pi as a prerequisite:
Downloading and building OpenCV 3 on your Raspberry Pi is a relatively easy but lengthy process and will most likely take up a day (especially for older models). I used the tutorial from Pyimagesearch in order to build OpenCV 3 on the Raspberry Pi. The tutorial has an in depth Video guide as well as a detailed step by step guide which is very easy to follow. Here are the links for both of them :
The version of OpenCV 3 used at the time of writing this Instructable is OpenCV 3.1.0.