Monday, December 8, 2008

OLPC RetroScope

I have created a new OLPC XO activity called the RetroScope. It shows you live video, but with a zero to 10 second delay. It is super simple, but can be a lot of fun! Tech Summary This activity builds on the experimentation I did a year ago with the XO's camera, and is inspired by Nat's original idea for the RetroScope. The source is 109 lines of python, and is released under the MIT license:
git clone
  • Go to the Control Panel then Software update,
First, go to the Control PanelWithin the Control Panel, choose the Software Update option
In Software Update, expand the
When that's finished, you should see the RetroScope activity (and several others) available to be installed. RetroScoping After installation, you can launch RetroScope from Home: RetroScope launcher on OLPC XO Home Enjoy!