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Imaging and Image Processing

Background

A large number of tasks in materials characterisation, biological analysis or medical diagnostics rely on the detection of specific features in images. Most applications do not require particularly high frame rates or resolutions and a typical webcam often provides sufficient image quality. However, professional software and off the shelf systems are costly and rarely rely on such low cost solutions, leading to unnecessary cost for schools and research teams. Creating blueprints and tutorials to interface a standard webcam with open-source hardware and software would be useful for a large number of undergraduate and research projects, as well as for school activities and small scale industrial applications running on a tight budget.

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