[Etoys] some first impressions

karl karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Wed Nov 21 05:35:18 EST 2007

Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
>   Because somehow this email arrived to may inbox three months
> later,^^;, it is a good time to write a reminder.
>> 1) eToys:
>> It would be very nice to have support for Analog Input in eToys.
>   For a month or so, Etoys has a support for Analog Input, in a sense
> that it can basically do what amixer does.
>   Etoys has been supporting audio input and various ways to analyze
> it.  For example, if you launch Etoys, go to the treasure box, bring
> Object Catalog out, go to "Multimedia" category, and bring up
> "SpectrumAnalyzer".  By talkin, whistling, etc. you can see what it
> does.  It has different kinds of display, etc.
>   However, the current SpectrumAnalyzer was written more or less for a
> demo, and not really up to the real use.  As I summarized at:
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/4586
>   Combined with the underlying facility for analog input in Etoys,
> kids could write their own programs by using the input data to analyze
> it and play with it.  Also, we could show the same data in different
> representations, such as time domain and frequency domain, at the same
> time side by side, so that a wave can be viewed in various ways.
>   I asked Arjun while ago if he would have time to try to enhance
> SpectrumAnalyzer in Etoys.  He said after polishing up Measure for
> these deadlines, he wants to give it a shot (I still think he is the
> ideal person).  However, if others on the list have ideas and time and
> desire, please think about enhancing SpectrumAnalyzer (or write a
> better one).
>   Thank you!
> -- Yoshiki
The webcam project from way back would be fun:
If it could be accessed from etoys all kind of EyeToy games etc could be 


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