The Blob

The Blob!!!

It turns out blobs are very important to computer vision.

No, not the 50's horror classic starring Steve McQueen, but rather pixel blobs - groupings in an image that share some common feature, such as proximity, color, or a host of other properties. 

I've spend most of this past week learning about a Python library called OpenCV, short for "Open Computer Vision" and it's amazing. 

Within Python it's possible to call all sorts of functions to open an modify virtually any image source (in my case, thermal data being pulled from the Lepton camera).