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.
I updated the applications to control the Photo Booth LED Ring. Another new light effect was added to the controller. To be able to use the new light effect both the service and the controller firmware have to be updated.
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.
I gave the LED Ring Controller application a face-lift. It now supports both dslrBooth and Breeze. Configuration has been streamlined. To ease the installation I wrapped teh application in a setup image.
After receiving several requests, I reworked my LED ring project. I simplified the circuitry and rewrote the software from scratch. The result is a LED ring that may be controlled by Breeze or DSLRBooth via USB.
The project is currently in prototype status.
In addition, I wrote a Windows application that can be integrated in most photo booth software packages. You may also control the LED ring straight through the virtual COM connection via USB.
The application reacts on command line parameters (like status screen file names) and sends the command configured for the calling parameter. The controller is able to display a set of predefined effects. Parameters can be used to tailor the effects in direction, speed or color.
Among the effects are a runnign rainbow, countdown status displays, blinking, solid color or swiping a couple of LEDs round the ring.