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Mando

Mando

Mando is a human computer interface using a camera and a projector. The camera is calibrated against a projection area to determine the position of a physical pointer (i.e. pen, LED diode or laser pointer light) which is then used to virtually move and generate events of a X11 pointer.

The software makes use of a low cost off-the shelf webcam that is calibrated against a standard projector screen. The webcam is used to determine the position of physical pointer (e.g. a pen) which is then used to virtually move the X11 pointer. Point-and-click functionality has also been implemented.

The wizard allows you to take a reference picture showing the pointer. You then have to select the region in the image for generating a reference histogram. If you are using a projector, make sure that the desktop has a bright background. Otherwise the pointer will be illuminated differently and it will not be recognized any more.

 Mando 1.8.2

Price
Free to download

Size
0.1MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Juan Roldán Ruiz, Jan Wedekind, Ushakiran Soutapalli, Julien Faucher

Website
mando.sourceforge.net

System Requirements
Qt4
freeglut3
libblas3gf
libfftw3-3
libgfortran3
liblapack3gf

Support:
Documentation, Forum, Launchpad, SourceForge Project Page

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Uses colour segmentation
  • Pointer tracking by luminosity for all V4L devices wich are PWC fully compatible
    • Gain and shutter can be set manually.
  • Internationalization support

Mando in action

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