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@Kaustubh Katdare • 26 Jul, 2011 • 1 like
Here's a new final year computer science, IT engineering project idea: A Webcam based credit card reader. I'm quite sure this hasn't been picked up by engineering students before (at least in your college 😀 ) so you've an opportunity to do something 'new'. The idea is to develop a webcam software that will be able to get the inputs from the webcam when the user holds his/her credit card in front of the cam. This idea could be incredibly useful in online payments systems!

There would be several challenges in this project: -

1. Maintaining the security of the credit card information.
2. Making sure that the software works with majority of webcams with various resolutions - VGA to HD
3. Interfacing the webcam with the software and related ecommerce websites.

So, there you go - you have the basic idea and you're free to develop it. If you need more information or want to expand this idea, feel free to ask your questions in this discussion thread 😀
@Rupam Das • 11 Sep, 2011 • 1 like Dear K, I am reposting this into my thread creative crazy ideas, with more elaboration
@sreshta • 04 Aug, 2015 can v develop this with java?
@Kaustubh Katdare • 04 Aug, 2015
can v develop this with java?
Yes you can.
@Sherine scaria • 26 Oct, 2015 can we develop with any other language?
@Kaustubh Katdare • 26 Oct, 2015
Sherine scaria
can we develop with any other language?
Not sure. The choice of language depends upon several factors. What language are you planning to use?
@Krishnadhaval Mehta • 21 Jun, 2016 what will be the algorithm to design this in java?
@Akshay Hakare • 10 Aug, 2016 how could we read the credit card number by using webcam??
@Piniki endurance enemor • 10 Jan, 2018 Please I need an idea of how to make this project on Webcam based credit reader with recognition and what's are d implementation to it tan u
@Piniki endurance enemor • 10 Jan, 2018 I really want to work on this project I need ur help
@Piniki endurance enemor • 10 Jan, 2018 Please I need an idea of how to make this project on Webcam based credit reader with recognition and what's are d implementation to it tank u
@ashwini thakare • 08 Sep, 2018

Can i do this using machine learning in python language.which algorithm will be better to implement it.I decided to use pca n svm .

@Karshil Sheth • 26 Jan, 2020 • 1 like

How to improvise the security feature as Hackers are attacking webcams. So the credit card details can be leaked if someone else if also watching while we are doing payment. So how to make this things secured?


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