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September 3, 2008

Webcam RangeFinder

at 7:25 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks


DIY Lab has put up some plans that will allow you to use your webcam as a rangefinder. I wonder if the technique used is similar to the golf green distance estimators?

"Convert your webcam into a modern range estimation tool without any hardware. The math is very simple, so this new technique works very well for vision applications that need to run quickly. With a simple height estimation, the program will easily calculate the range to a distant object with high precision. The software will be next upgraded with motion detection."