I had the opportunity to attend Amazon re:Invent 2017, and as part of attending a bootcamp I received a discount code for a free DeepLens! It arrived today.
32GB micro SD card and power supply. Amazon made a single power brick with interchangeable prongs.
The front of the DeepLens
Rear view of the DeepLens
After unpacking, the package insert directed me to https://aws.amazon.com/DeepLens
I did not have any of the IAM roles so I clicked Create Roles
The setup created this role for me
I connected to the DeepLens’ wireless network
Connected the DeepLens to my WiFi
I clicked the install and reboot button; it disappeared with no progress indicator.
I watched for the device to come back up, and connected again to the device’s wireless. The install and reboot button appeared again, so I clicked it again. It finished this time
Now I needed to upload the certificate .zipfile that I downloaded earlier in the setup.
The streaming certificate is required to view video from the camera
I set a device password and enabled SSH.
For my first project, I thought I’d add what looked to be one of the simplest ones, object detection.
After creating the project, I need to deploy it to the camera.
That’s all for now – next post will be my first attempt to run the project.