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An EyeToy atop a PS2 Slimline
Specifications [1]
Platform:

Sony Playstation 2 SONY Eye Toy and PS2 Slim A SONY Eye Toy sits on top of a new (as of Nov 2004) Playstation 2 Slim model. ... SONY Eye Toy and PS2 Slim A SONY Eye Toy sits on top of a new (as of Nov 2004) Playstation 2 Slim model. ...

Interface: USB
Connector: USB 1.1
Power consumption: 50 mA
Dimensions (mm): 44 × 53 × 89
Weight: 173 g
Cable length: 2 m
Resolution: 640×480 pixels
Lenshead: Manual focus ring
Sensor: OV7648
Chip: OV519

The EyeToy is a color digital camera device, similar to a webcam, for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The technology uses computer vision to process images taken by the camera. This allows players to interact with games using motion, color detection and also sound, through its in-built microphone. Note: USB may also mean upper sideband in radio. ... Current can be measured by a galvanometer, via the deflection of a magnetic needle in the magnetic field created by the current. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... For other uses, see G (disambiguation). ... A pixel (a contraction of picture element) is one of the many tiny dots that make up the representation of a picture in a computers memory. ... A SiPix digital camera next to a matchbox to show scale Nikon D200 SLR with Nikon film scanner, which converts film images to digital A Hasselblad 503CW with a digital camera back A digital camera is an electronic device used to capture and store photographs digitally, instead of using photographic... A typical webcam A web camera (or webcam) is a real-time camera (usually, though not always, a video camera) whose images can be accessed using the World Wide Web, instant messaging, or a PC video calling application. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Computer vision is the science and technology of machines that see. ... “Microphones” redirects here. ...


The camera is manufactured by Logitech (known as "Logicool" in Japan), although newer EyeToys are manufactured by Nam Tai. The camera is mainly used for playing EyeToy games developed by Sony and other companies. It is not intended for use as a normal PC camera, although some people have developed unofficial drivers for it.[2] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ...

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History

The EyeToy was originally devised by Dr. Richard Marks, who had the idea of connecting a web camera to a PlayStation 2 and using it to play games. The idea of using cameras in games was not new, as it was previously used in many arcade games and toys such as the Game Boy Camera and the Dreameye digital camera for the Sega Dreamcast, the latter of which affected the development of the EyeToy. However, with the resolution of modern cameras and the processing power of the PlayStation 2 there were new ideas possible that were not achievable on the Game Boy. The idea was taken up by SCEE London Studio, who showed a concept in 2002 with four games. The idea was a success and the hardware was released in Europe in July 2003 along with its first real game, EyeToy: Play. A web camera (or webcam) is a real time camera whose images can be accessed using the World Wide Web, instant messaging, or a PC video calling application. ... A red Game Boy Camera, which also came in several other colors. ... The Dreameye was a digital camera released for the Dreamcast home video console by Sega, The Dreameye was a digital camera which came with Visual Park software. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eye Toy : Play was the first game available for the Eye Toy. ...


Design

The EyeToy features a compact design which is intended to be placed on top of the console or television. The camera is mounted on a pivot, allowing for positioning. Focusing the camera is performed by rotating a ring around the lens. It comes with two LED lights on the front. A blue light turns on when the PS2 is on, indicating that it is ready to be used, while the red light flashes when there is insufficient light in the room. There is also a microphone built in. A second, newer model of the EyeToy provides similar features, but sports a smaller size and silver casing.[3] External links LEd Category: TeX ...


On computer

Because the EyeToy uses a USB plug, drivers have been created to make it work with many operating systems. Only a few of these drivers work. The type of driver required depends on the model of EyeToy camera. There are three different types: Note: USB may also mean upper sideband in radio. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ...

  • SLEH-00031
  • SCEH-0004
  • SLEH-00030

The model information is included in a label on the bottom of the camera.


Technical limitations

Due to the camera's need to "see" the player as they play, the camera needs to be used in a well-lit room. To help let the player know when there is not enough light, there is a red LED on the front of the camera that flashes when it is too dark.


In response to this limitation, Sony has filed a patent for a "wand" controller capable of illuminating different colored LEDs in order to communicate the controller's position and simple commands to the camera.[1]


Games

The EyeToy Box. Games can optionally come with an Eye Toy included.

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Designed for EyeToy

These games require the EyeToy to be played. All produced by Sony unless noted.

Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eye Toy : Play was the first game available for the Eye Toy. ... Eye Toy : Groove is a dancing game. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eye Toy : AntiGrav is a hoverboard game by Sony, released in early November 2004. ... SEGA SuperStars is a game developed by Sonic Team in 2004 for the PlayStation 2 EyeToy. ... This article is about the video game company. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... THQ Inc. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Namco Ltd ) is a amusement company based in Japan, best known overseas for video games development. ... Eyedentify is a PlayStation 3 video game where the person playing is involved in teamwork using a camera. ...

Optional EyeToy features

These games may be used with the EyeToy optionally. They have an "EyeToy Enhanced" label on the box.[citation needed]

AFL Premiership 2005 is the 2005 edition of the Australian Rules Football game for the PlayStation 2. ... Buzz! The Music Quiz is the first in the Buzz! series of video games created for the Sony Playstation 2 in which players answer questions asked by the quizmaster (also called Buzz) using the four Buzz! remote controls. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Buzz! The Big Quiz is the second game in the Buzz! series. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME is the seventh home version of Dance Dance Revolution to be released in the United States. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 is the tenth home version of Dance Dance Revolution to be released in the United States. ... Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Dancing Stage SuperNOVA in Europe) is the latest arcade game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... Dance Factory is a PlayStation 2 game developed by Codemasters. ... Australian cover Formula One 05 for the PlayStation 2 was released in Europe on July 1, 2005, and in Australia later that year. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Go! Puzzle is a downloadable game on the PlayStation Store. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Get On Da Mic is a video game for the PlayStation 2 published by Eidos. ... 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SingStar Pop, also known as SingStar Popworld in some countries including the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), is a PlayStation 2 karaoke game published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and developed by SCEE and London Studio. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... SingStar 80s is a PlayStation 2 karaoke game published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and developed by SCEE and London Studio. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Cameo

EyeToy: Cameo is a system for allowing players to include their own images as avatars in other games. Games that support the feature include a head scanning program that can be used to generate a 3D model of the player's head. Once stored on a memory card, this file is then available in games that support the Cameo feature. EyeToy: Cameo licenses the head creation technology Digimask. Example of an avatar as used on internet forums. ... Digimask is an avatar technology that allows a user to input a front and (optional) side digital photo of their head which then automatically creates a fully-articulated 3D model of that head. ...


Supported games

AFL Premiership 2005 is the 2005 edition of the Australian Rules Football game for the PlayStation 2. ... AFL Premiership 2006 is a sports simulation game for the Playstation 2 based on the Australian Football League. ... AND 1 Streetball is a Streetball videogame for Playstation 2 and Xbox, developed by Black Ops Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. ... Eye Toy : Play was the first game available for the Eye Toy. ... Australian cover Formula One 05 for the PlayStation 2 was released in Europe on July 1, 2005, and in Australia later that year. ... // Concept The games are based on karaoke singing in which an amateur singer sings a popular song while it plays without vocals. ... MLB 2005 is a baseball video game for the Playstation and Playstation 2 made by 989 Sports. ... The Sims 2 is a computer game from Maxis and is the sequel to the popular game The Sims. ... Tony Hawks Underground 2 (or THUG 2) is the sixth installment in Neversofts Tony Hawks Series and is the sequel to 2003s Tony Hawks Underground. ... Tony Hawks American Wasteland is a video game that has been released for the PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The game was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. ...

See also

This is a list of games that are compatible with the EyeToy camera peripheral on the PlayStation 2, both released and unreleased, organised alphabetically by name. ... The PlayStation Eye (trademarked PLAYSTATION Eye) is a digital camera device for the PlayStation 3 video game console, and the successor to the EyeToy for the PlayStation 2 (and may end up being called the Eye Toy 2 by young users). ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... The Xbox Live Vision is a webcam designed for the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Japanese Nintendo Power Glove, manufactured by PAX The Power Glove (1989) is a controller accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System designed by the team of Grant Goddard and Sam Davis for Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, made by Mattel in the United States and PAX in Japan. ... Nes is: A municipality in the county of Akershus in Norway, see Nes, Akershus. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... “NDS” redirects here. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7890
  2. ^ 充実のボディペイント機能
  • ^  EyeToy specifications, published by Sony with EyeToy instruction manual.
  • ^  Drivers for Windows and Linux free and with support from: http://eyetoy8057.sourceforge.net/cms/

External links

  • EyeToy official site
  • EyetoyOnComputer Project Free Automatically Installing Drivers and capture programs to make the EyeToy work on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux computers. This project has not yet released any files for linux, use the below link for linux drivers.
  • ov51x-jpeg The ov51x driver for linux, modified to support the EyeToy.
  • EyeToy webcam drivers for XP Free drivers and tutorial for using the EyeToy as a webcam for Windows XP.
  • EyeToy webcam drivers, tutorial and FQA for Windows 98SE, Millenium, Windows 2000, XP 32Bit and Vista 32Bit.

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