MMM-Faces, new facial recognition with easy admin
Announcing v1.0.0 of MMM-Faces.
There’s a few facial recognition modules for Magic Mirror. I’ve tried most of them, and found them a bit painful to setup. Furthermore, the setup is something that needs to be done again and again and building and capturing the images seemed awkward. I felt that there must be an easier way of managing this, so decided to build one, and then got carried away! This module is a simple wrapper around running a facial recognition system, and then sending data from that into MMM-ProfileSwitcher. All the actual work of changing the mirror config is left to MMM-ProfileSwitcher.
The above image shows the admin interface that allows you to update the recognition parameters, rebuild the model, without having to restart your mirror in any way. Lots more documentation is all contained within the README of the actual project.
With a Pi 3B+ and a Movidius compute stick from Intel, I’m running my facial recognition at about 6 frames per second and it works great, without overheating the Pi, with almost instant switching of the mirror display.