Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

Another android camera may be coming

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Re: Another android camera may be coming

Post by TomHorsley » 04 Sep 2012, 20:13

Motion detection seems to work as well, so I have two possible options for triggering the camera automatically. If anyone wants to look at my silly android code, I have links on my web page at:

http://home.comcast.net/~tomhorsley/har ... anner.html

Both test progs I have out there at the moment are simply modified versions of the CameraPreview example code in the android SDK, but they use different techniques for getting the preview images to examine.

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Re: Another android camera may be coming

Post by daniel_reetz » 05 Sep 2012, 09:04

I'm inspired. Are you otherwise a programmer? I've been meaning to dive into Android for a long time, but my meager programming skills put me off.

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Re: Another android camera may be coming

Post by TomHorsley » 05 Sep 2012, 09:39

Yep. Computer programming is what I get paid for, but I use C++ most of the time at work. Android is definitely a bit weird.

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Re: Another android camera may be coming

Post by TomHorsley » 07 Sep 2012, 22:54

I've turned out another test program which has figured out how to display text on top of the camera preview (harder than it seemed like it should have been :-). I've also done a more detailed writeup of what goes on in the programs. You can find it here:

http://home.comcast.net/~tomhorsley/book/ch06.html

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Re: Another android camera may be coming

Post by TomHorsley » 28 Sep 2012, 06:36

And now I've actually ordered the Nikon (they showed up on amazon this morning - the 28th). It will be interesting to see if they actually implement all the Camera controls available in the android APIs (the phone I've been testing software with is mostly automatic and won't let you actually manipulate very many of the Camera controls).

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