So now that I have my XO OLPC computer I wanted to find something to do with it. As I said before its the web cam that really impressed me and so I decided to start playing with that. After jumping onto the #OLPC freenode irc room and asking them a few questions I was quickly able to write this python program.
Set it up as a cron job and upload pictures from outside my apartment window every hour. I’m not sure how long ill be keeping it running and if I play with the laptop and dont turn off the script I guess it will upload pictures of me.
Well for anyone interested the important code to take a picture is: [sourcecode language="python"]os.system(‘gst-launch-0.10 v4l2src ! ffmpegcolorspace ! pngenc ! filesink location=’ + filename)[/sourcecode] and I would love to hear what you have been doing with your XO.