Amazing Machine Helps Anyone
Draw a Self-Portrait

Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets' "Blind Self Portrait Machine" is a dream come true for those born without the artistic gene. Sit in front of the device (made from parts from a MakerBot 3D printer), hold a pen, and the device uses a digital camera to track your features and guide your hand to "draw" a portrait!

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While the visitor keeps their eyes shut, a moving platform guides a pen in their hand to draw a self-portrait, using computer vision to track their face and generate a line drawing. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait you could never draw.

The technical backend details available over at GitHub.

Via MAKE Blog

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