You can use your Linux x86_64 device or computer as a fully-supported development environment for Edge Impulse for Linux. This lets you sample raw data, build models, and deploy trained machine learning models directly from the Studio. If you have a webcam and microphone plugged into your system, they are automatically detected and can be used to build models.
To set this device up in Edge Impulse, run the following commands:
sudo apt install -y curl
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_12.x | sudo bash -
sudo apt install -y gcc g++ make build-essential nodejs sox gstreamer1.0-tools gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps
npm config set user root && sudo npm install edge-impulse-linux -g --unsafe-perm
With all software set up, connect your camera and microphone to your operating system (see 'Next steps' further on this page if you want to connect a different sensor), and run:
This will start a wizard which will ask you to log in, and choose an Edge Impulse project. If you want to switch projects run the command with
Device connected to Edge Impulse.
With everything set up you can now build your first machine learning model with these tutorials:
To run your impulse locally run on your Linux platform:
This will automatically compile your model with full hardware acceleration, download the model to your local machine, and then start classifying. Our Linux SDK has examples on how to integrate the model with your favourite programming language.
If you have an image model then you can get a peek of what your device sees by being on the same network as your device, and finding the 'Want to see a feed of the camera and live classification in your browser' message in the console. Open the URL in a browser and both the camera feed and the classification are shown:
Live feed with classification results