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Simon Wood commented on Jaime Machuca's blog post Using the Intel Edison as a Smart Camera Controller
"Since playing with the Remote API, I recently discovered this implementation on the ESP8266.
https://github.com/kuczy/Sony-QX-10-WiFi-Remote-Control-ESP8266-Ard...

Might be helpful to others attempting to fly the camera, without putting too much…"
Oct 31, 2017
Simon Wood commented on Chris Anderson's blog post OpenMV computer vision board now supports MAVLink, can appear as optical flow or AprilTag sensor
"The 'April Tag' stuff looks pretty cool.
Video says the detection is 'shear tolerant', but doesn't say whether the shear is a parameter that you can access. It would be really cool to be able to detect your physical relation to the tag so that you…"
Mar 28, 2017
Simon Wood commented on Hugues's blog post Sony QX10 mod for remote wire shutter trigger
"@Waladi Are you applying external power to the camera? I think (IIRC) the camera will stay on indefinitely with external power.
There are settings on my HDR-AS15 for controlling power off, but not seen these on QX10."
Jun 15, 2016
Simon Wood commented on Hugues's blog post Sony QX10 mod for remote wire shutter trigger
"Ignoring whether you should, you can force the ISO to influence the shutter speed - but you have to put the camera into "Program Auto" mode first, so that the get/setISO calls are available to use.
simon@retrobox:~/sony_camera_api-git/src/example$…"
Jun 14, 2016
Simon Wood commented on Hugues's blog post Sony QX10 mod for remote wire shutter trigger
"The QX-10 does not offer a manual mode (via remote API), only various auto modes

getSupportedExposureMode :

{'id': 1, 'result': [['Intelligent Auto', 'Superior Auto', 'Program Auto']]}




It does appear to have an ISO setting, but I have not…"
Jun 13, 2016
Simon Wood commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Would you like to capture professional quality photos with Solo? Do you like Rube-Goldberg machines?
"demo..."
Mar 26, 2016
Simon Wood commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Would you like to capture professional quality photos with Solo? Do you like Rube-Goldberg machines?
"@Luke
I have a present for you... :-)
Been working on getting a script for LiveView for the Pi (using pygame rather than GTK of previous example). It outputs to console _or_ X11.
https://github.com/mungewell/sony_camera_api/blob/master/src/exampl..."
Mar 24, 2016
Simon Wood commented on Hugues's blog post Sony QX10 mod for remote wire shutter trigger
"Back to the software side of this :-)... for those who prefer Linux and/or python, there's a python script to rip open the update package to it's contents.https://github.com/ma1co/fwtool.py

This lead me down a 'late night rabbit hole' on Tuesday...…"
Feb 25, 2016
Simon Wood commented on Hugues's blog post Sony QX10 mod for remote wire shutter trigger
"I spent a while on this camera last year and overall was impressed for the price. As yet no wired control is known about, although the firmware uploader (over USB) knows a few tricks so it could be that there's a possibility.
The RemoteAPI (thanks…"
Feb 23, 2016
Simon Wood commented on Thorsten's blog post GPS positional accuracy III
"@darius If you are really concerned about data rate/volume you could consider converting raw to a more 'efficient' format such as RTCM V2 or V3.
I believe that RTK-Lib authour was looking to do this conversion, but carrying a 'PC' might be more than…"
Jan 20, 2016
Simon Wood commented on Laser Developer's blog post High speed scanning laser weighs just 75g and measures over 100m
"In the video clip we can see that the whole assembly is rotating, is it possible to have the beam steered by a spining mirror (co-axial to laser emmiter)? This would mean lower spinning mass and maybe faster spin rates depending on what angular…"
Jun 19, 2015
Simon Wood commented on Kazuya Sato's blog post Autonomous hovering control of PG400 using only Web camera
"Might be outside the scope of your investigations; but if you are willing to strap a PSMove controller to the drone (gets you an additional stream of Acc/Gyro/Mag data) you could look at the PSMoveAPI.
https://github.com/thp/psmoveapi

Did you look…"
Jun 19, 2015
Simon Wood commented on Kazuya Sato's blog post Autonomous hovering control of PG400 using only Web camera
"Nice work, but that 15fps (seen in 2nd video @ 14s) is probably making task a lot harder. You could try with the PS3 Eye camera which will support much higher frame rate."
Jun 19, 2015
Simon Wood commented on Jaime Machuca's blog post Using the Intel Edison as a Smart Camera Controller
"Although this article is about the QX1, it's worth noting that there are several cameras which support the same Remote API including the action cam family.
https://developer.sony.com/develop/cameras/

As far as I know there is no way to hard wire to…"
Jun 9, 2015
Simon Wood commented on Bot Thoughts's blog post OpenMV Cam on KS
"I'd just use libDTMX, plus it has python bindings if you want to use that.
Example usage:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pydmscanner/
Simon"
Feb 12, 2015
Simon Wood commented on Bot Thoughts's blog post OpenMV Cam on KS
"I'm very excited to see this project hit kick-starter, it's going to be so useful for many projects.

One idea I have (if anybody would like to collaborate) is to use the optical tracking (of barcode like markers) to provide yaw compensation and…"
Feb 6, 2015
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