To convert color to gray scale image is easy all you have to do is to find function which converts (R,G,B) to gray levels. There are many algorithms, simple is average grayscale = (r+g+b)/3 which works somehow but not quite well as with this algorithm all color R,G,B are translated to same grayscale level (255,0,0) = (0,255,0) = (0,0,255) but human eye have different sensitivity for the different colors, which may be taken into account to make better converter.
What can you invent?
You can code the solution in any programming language during the weekend and have to submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org latest on Sunday September 14th.
On Monday we will upload the solutions on GitHub https://github.com/OLIMEX/WPC
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