Thievery for a good cause!

We wanted to out Mario Detection Systems cameras to be small ( -ish), to be more difficult for the Mario Bros to detect, so naturally we settled on using a Raspberry Pi to run our Mario Detection software. But can a Raspberry Pi even run this software? Can it even be done?

Well, luckily we found OpenCV, an open source computer vision library!
And even better, we found Caroline Dunn’s facial_recognition repository on GitHub, which specifically tackles facial recognition on the Raspberry Pi 4. This was a natural “Yoink!” for us.

After a little bit of tweaking, we can now detect Marios and Luigis, and upload the images to our Sharepoint with a Power Automate flow!

Most of my contribution:

Sometimes, it’s better to let someone else do most of the hard work 🙂