I came across the GRL (Graffiti Research Lab) website while researching for open platform and openCV to do tracking of an image blob.
I am totally amazed by the ability to draw with a laser, albeit not the emotion they are expressing with graffiti.
So I was thinking, can I used it to annotate my powerpoint slides while teaching?? + the wireless presenter I am issued with to scroll the slides back and forth. It is going to be damn cool lar! commercial product such as "afterglow" is going for usd$1950 per copy for the same feature i mentioned.
quickly, I downloaded the code (I love open source!!) and compile it. The webcam is the input device looking at the whole vision field and the code tracks the red dot (it is called a blob)
you will need
1x webcam (any model with driver)
1x <5w laser pointer
check out the video.
sadly, when i run it with power point slides as the background, the slides doesn't show up as the background. More code tweaking ahead and more weekends are needed....