If you're anything like me, the first thing you did when you got home from work one day was check your email. And if you're anything like me, you probably wanted to throw your laptop into a bag and go out on the town. But then an idea popped into my mind: "What if I could take my computer with me wherever I went? What if I could turn any ordinary suitcase into an interactive touchscreen mirror?" So I did it. Now we can all enjoy being online no matter where we are—even during our morning commute!
Green screen is an essential tool for cinematographers, TV producers and video creators. You can use it to create engaging videos that wow viewers with your creative ideas and make them believe you are in places you aren't.
For example, if you shoot a video of yourself talking about your trip to Hawaii on the beach at sunset but actually shot it in your backyard with just a green sheet hung behind you, then when viewers see the final cut they will see the dreamy colors of sunset and feel like they are there on vacation as well.
Green screens are simple tools composed of three elements: a screen that blocks out other colors in front of it (usually green), a special light source called chroma key lighting that allows only certain colors through and an actor or actress who wears clothes made entirely out of one color (such as blue) so they blend into their background seamlessly.
If you're using a sensor in your suitcase, it's important that the sensor be placed in the door. This way, when you open and close the lid of your suitcase, it will trigger a signal to your computer or phone. If you've put a wireless door sensor on your suitcase, then this is already done for you since these types of sensors are designed specifically for use with suitcases.
If the idea of putting a wire-free door sensor on top of your suitcase doesn't appeal to you but still want to Camera Monitor its contents from afar, there are other options available as well. One option is to purchase an RFID tag that can be attached directly onto any object inside of it—for example: laptop computers made by Apple have built-in NFC (near field communication) technology for just such purposes!
Next, you'll need a wifi connection for your Camera Monitor. This is where the Raspberry Pi comes in handy. The Raspberry Pi is a small computer (about the size of your thumb) that can be connected to monitors and keyboards so you can use it remotely. If you don't have one, they're very inexpensive and easy to find at most electronics stores.
Raspberry Pi is a small computer that runs Linux, and it’s useful for all sorts of things. You can use Raspberry Pi to control other devices over the internet. You can also connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse so that you can use Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer.
The Raspberry Pi has many uses in your daily life:
Keyboard and Mouse
How to turn your ordinary suitcase into an interactive touchscreen mirror!
Step 1: Decide on a screen size and set up the raspberry pi
The screen size depends on what you want to put on it. I chose a 10” screen since it was the only one I could find with a HDMI input and had a reasonable price. Make sure it has at least one usb input so you can connect your other peripherals like mouse and keyboard. I used this small power supply because my case is small enough that I don't really need more than that.
Set up Raspbian Stretch Lite (the standard desktop image) with WiFi enabled. You could also use Debian or Arch Linux if you prefer those distros, but this guide will cover Raspbian Stretch Lite since it's what comes pre-installed in most cases (it's also easier for beginners).
To be able to control the raspberry pi remotely using ssh from another computer on your network, setting up wifi during installation isn't mandatory but highly recommended if you don't feel comfortable configuring wifi from scratch later or have limited hardware resources available (like me!). Configure wpa_supplicant file by editing hostapd configuration file (/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-dhcp): copy dhcp line above ssid=
Now you should have a better understanding of what the Camera Control Monitors in suitcase is. To sum up, it consists of a large touchscreen mirror on which you can easily interact with different applications. The PiOS platform makes this easy by providing all the necessary software and hardware components needed to create this unique product.