CHDK on IXUS70 + an Arduino with BLE shield + iOS/Andriod HTML app

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CHDK on IXUS70 + an Arduino with BLE shield + iOS/Andriod HTML app
« on: 11 / September / 2014, 15:19:16 »
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For a friend's wedding, Andreas has built a camera-controlling BLE app in HTML/Javascript with CHDK, a Arduino microcontroller and Evothings Studio. Here's his story (incl. code sources and intro video clip):

http://evothings.com/diy-camera-control-on-your-smartphone-via-an-arduino-uno-ble-shield/

Feel free to use for your own projects!

best regards

/Alex

Re: CHDK on IXUS70 + an Arduino with BLE shield + iOS/Andriod HTML app
« Reply #1 on: 11 / September / 2014, 20:45:13 »
Thanks for the link!    This might be the first example of somebody actually using the USB remote's Zoom Control Mode feature.

There are a couple of comments in the article :
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We found that we had to increase each period with 20 milliseconds gave the camera a better chance detect the correct signal. So in this sketch, each pulse contains a 120 milliseconds high (5V) followed by a 70 milliseconds low.
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The camera doesn’t behave as expected. It seems like the CHDK firmware fails to detect signals or misinterprets signals every now and then.
that would probably be helped by enabling the high perfomance timer feature of the CHDK USB remote.  You might want to pass this information on to your friend?

Note :  the actual name of the required function (enable_remote_hp_timer) is currently under review.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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