I was really into trading cards as a kid. I recently came across a lot of Magic The Gathering cards in a box and thought to myself – I wonder how many cards I have and how much they’re worth?! Logging and looking these up manually would take a while so I decided to see if I could automate some of the process. Somehow, the process led to building a platform out of Lego and leveraging AWS S3 and Rekognition!
- Take a picture of the title of the card using a Raspberry Pi, RPi camera, and Lego platform
- Upload the pictures to an AWS S3 bucket for storage and processing
- Use AWS Rekognition to extract text out of the picture and index the collection
- Use a pricing API to get the price of each card
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