Hey folks, sorry for the last-minute notice. I woke up with the urge to shake things up a bit for today and thought I might as well present something I've been having fun with lately ...
What's the talk about? Well, the Oregon Rocketry club has a problem: when you launch a rocket 1000's of feet up you don't always know where it comes down. Finding them can be really hard, and losing them can be really expensive ($100's of dollars in time and money). I thought it'd be fun to take a stab at trying to find some of these lost rockets by writing a little web app that uses HTML5 to do real-time video processing to help searchers locate spectral anomalies (i.e. rockets!) out in the scrub brush. I'll demo what I've done so far, and then we can drop into Q & A from there.
What will you learn? You'll learn how to use the new HTML5 video API to access a webcam, process the video in realtime, and display a modified version of that video, also in realtime. You'll also learn a bit about the local rocket scene.
Whos the talk for? Pretty much anyone with a curious mind. Some grasp of programming will be helpful since I'll be walking thru a small amount of code, but it's not required. I'll keep the geek-speak to a minimum.
Cheers, and please RSVP by 11am so I have a sense of how much pizza to order! (BTW, donations go to the Tech Alliance and help pay for pizza)