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#!/usr/bin/env python3
from picamera.array import PiRGBArray
from picamera import PiCamera
from xmlrpc.client import ServerProxy
import cv2
import numpy as np
import imutils
import time
class Camera:
RESOLUTION = (640,480)
camera = PiCamera(framerate=6) #make camera class level
camera.hflip = True
camera.vflip = True
camera.resolution = RESOLUTION
camera.iso = 800
def __init__(self, iso=800):
self.iso = iso
self.rawCapture = PiRGBArray(
def set_exposure(self, shutter_speed, awb_gains):
"""Set exposure for the camera - ensures consistent images""" = 'off' = 'off' = awb_gains = shutter_speed
def get_exposure(self):
"""Get current exposure settings for this camera""" = self.iso = "auto" = "auto"
# Wait for the automatic gain control to settle
# Now return the values
return (,
def get_image(self):
"""get an image from the camera, in format suitable for use with OpenCV"""
self.rawCapture.truncate(0), format="bgr")
image = self.rawCapture.array
return image
def find_light(base, image):
"""Get coordinates for the light"""
# convert images to use int16 data types
# this is a signed data type so we don't get overflow on subtraction
# we also isolate the red channel only
base = np.array(base[:,:,0], dtype="int16")
image = np.array(image[:,:,0], dtype="int16")
#subtract the base image; the only part that has changed is the neopixel
result = image - base
#identify the parts of the image that have a large change in brightness
result = cv2.inRange(result, 100, 255)
#remove small areas
mask = cv2.erode(result, None, iterations=1)
mask = cv2.dilate(result, None, iterations=1)
#find the contours
cnts = cv2.findContours(mask.copy(), cv2.RETR_EXTERNAL, cv2.CHAIN_APPROX_SIMPLE)
cnts = imutils.grab_contours(cnts)
if len(cnts) > 0:
#get the biggest contour
c = max(cnts, key=cv2.contourArea)
#and find the center of it
M = cv2.moments(c)
cX = int(M["m10"] / M["m00"])
cY = int(M["m01"] / M["m00"])
return cX, cY
#no neopixel found, so return -1, -1 to show this
return -1, -1
cam = Camera()
#connect to the RasPi connected to the tree
proxy = ServerProxy("http://stairlights.local:8000", allow_none = True)
#turn all the lights off
#make the images consistent
settings = cam.get_exposure()
#get our image with no lights on
base = cam.get_image()
for i in range(100):
image = cam.get_image()
points = find_light(base, image)
print(i, points)
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