Motion Tracking with Python

Derek Simkowiak derek at
Fri Sep 30 14:48:26 EDT 2011

>  /How was her project received at school?/

     She got an "Outstanding" blue ribbon award.  The teachers were 

     (It was only a mandatory school project; it was not part of a 
regional competition or anything fancy like that.)


On 09/30/2011 09:40 AM, Irmen de Jong wrote:
> 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:
>> 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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