[sugar] Simple camera API/Pippy fun scripts

Gabriel Burt gabriel.burt at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 04:03:37 EST 2007


After using Pippy and loving it, I wanted to make similar, simple
scripts controlling the camera.  I wrote a couple simple python
classes to enable this (and the like):

from pixbuf_camera import PixbufCamera

camera = PixbufCamera ()
for i in range(0, 10):
  # Take a picture and wait for one second
  pixbuf = camera.takePicture ()
  pixbuf.save ("test_%s.jpg" % i, 'jpeg')
  time.sleep (1)

This isn't really usable within Pippy since it doesn't have text (or
aural) output.  Is there place where a simple API of this sort could
go? (Or could Pippy be modified to give scripts more flexible output?)
 Are there already platform-level APIs for the camera?  Right now it
just takes snapshots from the camera, but it could/should be extended
to do video and other fun things (motion detection).

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