[Etoys] Camera (was Re: [Trac #175] Squeak/Etoys needs packaging)
bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Oct 21 16:18:53 EDT 2006
Oh, that looks great, Diego! We'll definitely will try to get it
- Bert -
Am 21.10.2006 um 11:48 schrieb Diego Gomez Deck:
> Hi Folks,
> I already hacked a webcam support for Squeak at Linux, it's named
> 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
> 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
> in different boot-processing, etc) and it makes a good job trying to
> In etoys vocabulary, you can find a "lastFrame" property. This
> 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
> a container. Another script just plays an animation (using the
> frames) and instantly you have an accelerated-video (this type of
> where a flower grows really fast, etc).
> The plugin interface is relatively simple, so it's quiet posible to
> (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
>> Well, there is "VideoFlow", which looks interesting, but requires a
>> plugin that might not have been ported to Linux yet:
>> 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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