Motion Tracking with Python

crazycga colinphaedrus at
Fri Sep 30 01:02:48 EDT 2011

On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:16:52 -0700, Derek Simkowiak wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a neat Python project I'd like to share. It does real-time motion
> tracking, using the Python bindings to the OpenCV library:
> There is a YouTube video showing the script in action.
> It's especially neat because my daughter and I worked together on this
> project. We used it to track her two pet gerbils, as part of her science
> fair project. She wrote her own (separate) Python script to read the
> motion tracking log files, compute distance and velocity, and then
> export those values in a CSV file. Like I say on the web page: "I’m
> convinced that Python is the best language currently available for
> teaching kids how to program."
> I also use Python professionally, and it's worked out great every time.
> There's no job Python can't handle.
> Thanks,
> Derek Simkowiak

That is excessively cool dude!  You've given me some inspiration for my 
own programming as a result!  Thank you!

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