FCam has been used in university courses on computational photography at
In these courses students were able to write an autofocus algorithm for a Nokia N900 in about one week. An
assignment like this would have been impossible before FCam. Students
then went on to create dozens of interesting computational photography
applications for the N900.
There was a full-day tutorial on use of FCam at ICCV 2011, the materials for the course are available
. There was also a course at SPIE Electronic Imaging 2011 (and will be at SPIE EI 2012),
and at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2011.
Qt is the main GUI library for writing FCam applications on N900 (and a nice GUI system for many other
Qt has prepared slide sets
(in pdf, odp, ppt) for teaching Qt in your courses.
Nokia has reserved a number of Nokia N900s
to loan out for computational photography courses in
universities in North and South America. Unfortunately we don't
have enough devices to support the whole world. If you are
interested in organizing such a course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to produce
courseware and distribute FCam-capable devices (including N900s and our
custom-built Frankencameras) for computational photography courses at
universities within the United States. More information about this
project can be found here