Introduction: A.R.M.D - a Robotics Mask Detector
A.R.M.D is a AI and Ml based project. It uses a camera to detect faces and further face masks. During this Corona Virus (Covid-19) worldwide pandemic wearing mask could only reduce the chance of getting affected. This robot could find mask and it also has a automated voice feedback system too. Now let's see how to make it !!
Step 1: Getting Things Ready
First for this project needs access to raspberry pi desktop. So you need a monitor mouse and a keyboard or you can use SSH or VNC.
Boot your Raspberry pi and clone this repository into your pi
git clone https://github.com/sanjus-robotic-studio/ARMD.git
Now install packages required for virtual env:
sudo pip3 install virtualenv sudo pip3 install virtualenvwrapper
We need to edit the .profile file to set 1) the variable WORKON_HOME and VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_PYTHON to the path of the directory .virtualenvs which contains our virtual environments and 2) make known the location of the shell file, virualenvwrapper.sh. In a terminal window type:
sudo nano ~/.profile
Add these lines to the bottom of the file
export WORKON_HOME=$HOME/.virtualenvs source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python[YOUR-PYTHON-VERSION]
Now save and exit nano and type
Now navigate to your cloned local directory and create a virtual env "requir"
cd YOUR-USERNAME/home/ARMD mkvirtualenv requir -p /usr/bin/YOUR_PYTHON_VERSION
And activate it
Now install the files required for the project
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
This command will automatically install the required files
Now for the Text-To-Speech (TTS). We are going to use picoTTS, to install it follow this guide picoTTS
After installing picotts continue to the connections.
Step 2: Connection
Turn off you pi's power supply and connect the camera to the pi.
Connection to the leds:
Positive - GPIO 17
Negative - Gnd
Positive - GPIO 27
Negative - Gnd
Connect the aux cable to 3.5 mm audio jack and another end to the speaker .
Step 3: Testing
I have already trained the model and it is also included in the code. So if you want to add more images to the data set you can also add more images to the dataset folder and run the train-mask-detector.py file. Open a terminal and execute the following command
cd YOUR-USERNAME/home/ARMD workon requir python3 train_mask_detector.py datase --dataset
Now lets test it. Open the ARMD.py file in any python idle and press F5.
The code will begin. Enjoy testing it!!
Step 4: Working
Participated in the