[Etoys] some first impressions
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:
> 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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