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  • By Alina Libova Cohen
    Baby Proofing with Raspberry Pi, Machine Learning and Twilio Programmable SMS Baby proofing with Raspberry Pi, Machine Learning and Twillio Programmable SMS

    cat detection demo

    Anyone with a baby and a cat knows maintaining the peace requires constant vigilance.  Thankfully, complete vigilance can now be bought for the low price of a Raspberry Pi, a webcam and the time it takes to read the rest of this article.  Here’s how I turned my Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 rent-a-cop.  

    Bottom line

    Using machine learning and Twilio, your Raspberry Pi can continuously monitor any area of your home using an off-the-shelf USB webcam.  This guide will walk you through how to set up your Raspberry Pi with YOLO, a real time object detection library, Darknet, an open-source neural network framework, OpenCV, a library for image processing, NNPack, a package for accelerating neural network computation, and Twilio Programmable SMS for sending notifications.

    Background

    This project came out of a personal need. We’re the proud owners of:

    • A Cat-obsessed baby
    • A Baby-obsessed cat

    This …

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