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Will Pixy 2 be a suitable camera for my ANPR Project?


I have just discovered the pixy2 camera while doing initial research for my university project. I want to create a ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) system and I was wondering if the Pixy2 Camera will work for it? I couldn’t find any related projects using the Pixy 2 Camera so that’s why I am asking here. sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, and all answers are highly appreciated.


Something like ANPR is beyond Pixy’s capabilities, but Vizy could do something like that. You would need to use something like OpenCV to get ANPR to work on Vizy, but Vizy is more than capable.


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I see, I will look into it. Thank you for the reply.

Hi @balen.27

I have been playing with ANPR and for a long while just used platerecognizer dot com free plan 2500 lookups/month and it is excellent.

I did manage to get openalpr working on a raspi: https://github.com/openalpr/openalpr/wiki/Compilation-instructions-(Ubuntu-Linux)

Recently I was looking at the Google coral and stumbled upon this:https://github.com/ricardodeazambuja/ALPR-EdgeTPU-RPI0

Hope that helps.

This ANPR project is for my final year project at university so I don’t think I can just use something like platerecognizer. But thanks for the links, I will be sure to have a look at them and hopefully they’ll help.

Thank you! :slight_smile: