Motion Tracking with Python

Irmen de Jong irmen.NOSPAM at xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 30 18:40:32 CEST 2011


On 30-9-2011 4:16, 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:
> 
> http://derek.simkowiak.net/motion-tracking-with-python/
> 
> 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."

Wow. Very impressive and very enjoyable to read about it. How was her project received
at school?

Thanks a lot for sharing this.

Irmen de Jong



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