Militarize your backyard with Python

Why build an Arduino-powered rig to watch your birdfeeder, detect squirrels using machine vision, and attack them with a water cannon? Because you can. Kurt Grandis shows you how to launch an aquatic offensive against marauding squirrels or neighborhood children.

Best quote: “We started down that peaceful route [of bird watching]. Then plans changed.”

Tools used: Python, NumPy, OpenCV, Arduino, pySerial

Source: Militarizing Your Backyard With Python: Computer Vision and the Squirrel Hordes (PyCon US 2012)