I have to check for the AFL letters tomorrow, the scanner is being built at our 3D lab at the University. I used the ALT key, then loaded the script from the list.
Your way of pointing out to me that I may have been an idiot is very kind and considerate But it is very likely I didn't follow procedure with the script.
As for the download - I copied the one that was in a messag previously and will now download yours, then test it in the morniong when I get to the lab. I can't wait to see how this will work out.
I downloaded the script and it works really well. It keeps the focus still and tells me it's working.
The only issue is that it seems to interfere with the triggering of the shooting by Arduino - the system is missing frames and sometimes grabs one in between frames.
I then unloaded the script and fiddled with the film gate speed, and the delays in the Arduino, and managed to give the system enough time to refocus and shoot. It gave me 732 pictures until the battery went dead, and of those, two were unfocused.
So now I will try the script in conjunction with the new timing and see if this is the ultimate solution. This will have to wait until Tuesday but I will report the results as soon as I get some.
While I am here - if the AC adapter I ordered from China is permanently lost in transit, I may print a battery lookalike and wire it myself. There are three poles on the battery, what is the third for? And if I regulate voltage to 3.7V, it should run just fine? I have a 5V adapter and I can work that into 3.7 no prob.
I looked at it for quite a while and it actually misses shots ie. doesn't do anything. I think it is a timing issue between the script and the Arduino program, because when I took it off and adjusted the Arduino timing, I got good shots at 22 shots a minute (which is fully acceptable by the way, I am not in a hurry).
22 shots a minute is just under 3 seconds a shot. I would not expect your camera to be able to shoot and save images much any faster. The upper limit would be 30 shots a minute at best.
According to canon specs, the ixus55 was capable of ~2.1 FPS in continuous mode:
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