PhotoBooth LED Ring Service V1.5.1 now available!

LED Ring Controller

I changed the software to control the Photobooth LED ring again. The service now allows to specify an initial light effect that is set when Windows boots. In addition, a light effect is set after the installation to check functionality.

I removed setting a light effect when starting the service. It slowed down Windows startup and doesn’t work reliably on a number of Windows 10 installations. The initial effect can be configured in the service configuration file. The effect is set during system startup. It is visible before the Photobooth App is active.

The latest version is available for download.

PhotoBooth Controller Service Version 1.5.0 available!

LED Ring Controller

I updated the Photobooth Controller Service. The service now allows to configure an initial light effect that is shown on the LED ring after the services started. This allows to check the functionality as well as to set an initial light effect before the booth application is active.

The new version may be downloaded here.

Photobooth Controller Software 1.4.8 available!

LED Ring Controller

I created a new version of my Photobooth Controller software package. The service application was further stabilized.

I also extended the setup functionality. The service will now be started automatically on successful installation. If the LED Ring is connected during the installation, the connection will be tested automatically.

The new version is available here as download.

The Buzzer at Court again!

Bluetooth LE Buzzer
Bluetooth LE Buzzer

Once more, the German Ministry of Justice celebrated a further milestone in digitizing their juridical workflows. The Minister of Justice, Herbert Mertin himself launched the new system in Bad Kreuznach by pushing a Bluetooth Buzzer.

More information on the event (in German only) is available on the website of the Ministery of Justice in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Photobooth Controller Software Version 1.4.7 available!

I created a new version of my Photobooth Controller software package. The service application was further stabilized. It is now able to automatically determine the LED ring interface port. This prevents problems caused by frequently changing COM port assignments on some Surface models.

I also extended the setup functionality. The administrative user required to run the service can now be created automatically by the setup process. The service will now be started automatically on successful installation. These changes should neutralize the traps during installation experienced by some users.

The new version is available here as download.

A LED ring for the Nissin MF18 ring strobe.

LED Ring for Nissin MF18 ring strobe
LED Ring for Nissin MF18 ring strobe

I designed and built a LED-ring for the Nissin MF18 ring strobe. The ring features 28 LEDs that are arranged around the flash. The ring covers the openings on top and bottom of the strobe.

The LED-ring may be controlled by a number of photo booth applications  through my controllers.

Photobooth Controller Software Version 1.4.5 available!

I updated the applications to control the Photo Booth LED Ring. A new light effect was added to the controller. The setup of the service has been improved. To be able to use the new light effect both the service and the controller firmware have to be updated.

The new version is available here as download.

Long live the RF-603 buzzer!

I designed a new version of the RF-603 based buzzer. The housing now looks exactly like the one of the Bluetooth BLE based buzzer. The flat design is more stable and looks pretty good. It contains an RF-603 transceiver that is powered by two AAA batteries. Both channel selector and main switch are accessible through the housing bottom.

More about the buzzer.