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.
I have updated the software to control the Photo Booth LED ring.
The new version includse a few bugfixes and a more stable connection to Breeze.
The setup image may be downloaded here.
I overhauled the LED Ring Controller. It is now available as Windows Service. It runs in the background and can be started automatically at system startup.
A new function has been added to the LED ring firmware. It now supports a free running automatic countdown function. This allows to use countdown in Breeze or Darkroom Booth.
To support applications that can only call commandline functions, a helper application has been added.
The latest version of the software and firmware is now available on my website.
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.
More about the LED Ring Controller …
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.