[Etoys] Camera (was Re: [Trac #175] Squeak/Etoys needs packaging)

Alan Kay alan.kay at squeakland.org
Sat Oct 21 13:44:42 EDT 2006

Thanks very much Diego!

(Pamela really gets around, and seems not to age ...)




At 02:48 AM 10/21/2006, Diego Gomez Deck wrote:
>Hi Folks,
>I already hacked a webcam support for Squeak at Linux, it's named
>         http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3765
>It uses Video4Linux, so I think is posible to run it in OLPC.
>The camera also support some toys programming features. I also got
>working the Intel(Play) USB Microscope (except for the ligth, the linux
>module seems to be broken).
>In the screenshot you can see 2 webcams (in fact is one plain webcam and
>the Intel microscope) capturing at the very same time.
>My work assumes the morph will survive the camera disponibility (you can
>move the squeak image or a .pr to another machine without camera, or if
>you connect more than one camera the order in USB stack can be different
>in different boot-processing, etc) and it makes a good job trying to
>In etoys vocabulary, you can find a "lastFrame" property.  This property
>answer a SketchMorph that you can embed into a container and create an
>animation. I used to create a project where one (etoys) script capture a
>frame between time and time (normally 30 seconds) and put the frame into
>a container. Another script just plays an animation (using the captured
>frames) and instantly you have an accelerated-video (this type of videos
>where a flower grows really fast, etc).
>The plugin interface is relatively simple, so it's quiet posible to get
>(the plugin) working in Windoze.
>Attached is an screenshot showing the complete etoys-vocabulary.
>Let me know if this helps.
>-- Diego
> > Am 20.10.2006 um 21:38 schrieb Zarro Boogs per Child:
> > > Comment (by jg):
> > >
> > >  Really cool.
> > >
> > >  Does Etoys/squeak have support for cameras?  We got that running
> > > today...
> >
> >
> > Well, there is "VideoFlow", which looks interesting, but requires a
> > plugin that might not have been ported to Linux yet:
> >
> >       http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2411
> >
> > And I just received some old bits from Tim Rowledge which once
> > a Video4Linux plugin.
> >
> > How would I access the camera? And until I get a b-test, could this
> > be simulated by a USB camera?
> >
> > - Bert -
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