AWS（Amazon Web Services）
is a web service provided by Amazon. It is a large-scale cloud service that can allow projects to quickly start
at a low cost because it is a pay-as-you-go service. It keeps the latest security status, and offers an abundant
amount of services.
It's currently being used not only by individual users but also for many corporate users.
In this tutorial, we will explain the method of taking a photo of a person from a fixed point using a motion
detection camera, writing it to FlashAir, and then uploading it directly to AWS using a Lua script. In addition,
we will explain how to
judge age, sex and so on from a photograph taken as an application by AI and visualize it with the BI tool.
Please begin by referring to the sample source and concrete examples. These examples are especially useful for
those who want to perform advanced processing on data written to FlashAir from cameras, sensors, etc, want to
save in a secure environment and share it, or who were looking for new use of AWS.
Benefits of connecting FlashAir to AWS
It will be possible to initilize an IoT system that transmits data directly from the edge device (FlashAir)
to the cloud (AWS).
AWS can provide supplemental computation power to help with various compute processing that may be difficult
with just FlashAir alone.
If you are already using AWS, you can combine FlashAir with your existing workflow.
Things to prepare
FlashAir W-0416G Reference price：￥5,918
Please use FW 4.00.03 or later.
Raspberry Pi 3Starter kit Amazon reference price：￥5,480
It is used to supply power to FlashAir, process shooting interval, and reload FlashAir.
WebcamLOGICOOL C270 Reference price：￥2,551
It is used for shooting.
USB card reader
Please use something compatible with SD card. It is used to add and modify Lua script.
It is necessary at the time of AWS contract.
ReferenceThe cost of AWS necessary for this tutorial (region: Asia
Pacific (Tokyo)) is about 233 yen / year (as of October 2018).
You can use the free usage frame for the first 12 months after you register your account.
Reference total price: ¥ 13,949 (as of October 2018)
①Raspberry Pi 3 + Webcam
Used for supplying power to FlashAir, taking pictures, reloading FlashAir. Connect Raspberry Pi and webcam and
install "Motion" application for motion detection. Please complete initial setting of Raspberry Pi, installation of application.
This time we use Raspberry Pi and webcam to reduce hardware cost, but you can do the same if FlashAir in your
camera is always powered. (In that case FlashAir will not be reloaded)
②FlashAir + Lua script
Save the captured image to FlashAir, connect to AWS using Lua script, and upload the image.
④AWS Lambda AWS Lambda is a
computing service that can execute code in response to data changes in S3 and other AWS storage.
Lambda writes application code in Lambda beforehand and Lambda detects that a file has been added to S3 and
calls Rekognition face recognition processing.
After acquiring Rekognition's analysis process, store the analysis result in the result bucket in S3.
⑤Amazon Rekognition Amazon Rekognition
is an image recognition service.
It judges age and sex from the photographed image and returns the analysis result to Lambda.
⑥Amazon QuickSight Amazon QuickSight
is a business intelligence service that supports files, AWS data sources, external databases.
You can visualize and share analysis results in S3 from abundant templates.
In the execution section, let's actually run from creating AWS account to creating bucket,
uploading image from FlashAir. Sample code can also be obtained in the execution edition.