July 29th, 2020 - Scanning a pistachio x)

Retry of a video I took yesterday night, well with a new one in lower resolution. Had to up it to YT in order to share it, and it took the whole day 4G network isn't up to specs yet in here.

This is the preliminary prototype of the  recut  gem scanner, doing its thing. As bad luck would have it, I had to workaround an unexpected bug in Revolution/Livecode that they hadn't addressed and fixed until several versions later. On MacOS X, Rev is shitty at reading data from a serial port... it took me three days but I managed to get it to work consistently (and without any direct system call!). I guess this won't affect a lot of potential customers since I might probably be the only one sticking to an old OS version but I want this whole system to be ultimately available from MacOS 10.4 and later. No such issues on Windows or Linux, which is cool.

To sum things up : the whole infrastructure does what I designed it to do! Now that the proof-of-concept driver works as expected, although a bit slow on a Mac because of said bug and limitations (100 seconds for a full rotation of the dop and 20 pictures in 640x480 pixels, which is still much faster than doing it by hand!), I can go ahead and continue coding both the scanners firmwares (well on their way) and what I left aside on the GemSuite modules themselves.

Rough placeholder courtesy of a pistacchio, just because Mis at jour: 29/07/2020 at 21:56 Tom, a.k.a. Ludwig Von Sodabowski