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 »ŁŘ˛ž 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 »ŁŘ˛Ô 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 »ŁŘ˛┼Mis at jourá: 29/07/2020 at 21:56 Tom, a.k.a. Ludwig Von Sodabowski