Does anyone know what type USB plug Oly E-M10 Mk II uses?

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Michael Meissner
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Re: .._. _...

JacquesC wrote:

..._ _.__ __. .._ _..

Though I'm not sure what FBUYGUD means. I never learned morse, but I used an internet Morse Code Translator and that is what '.._. _... ..._ _.__ __. .._ _..' translates to.

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jfiresto Junior Member • Posts: 46
Re: Does anyone know what type USB plug Oly E-M10 Mk II uses?

Michael Meissner wrote:

Peter 1745 wrote:

Perhaps the Arduino should borrow from the days of Royal Navy battleships, where the command was "Shoot". "Fire" was reserved for reporting a conflagration, often as a consequence of enemy shells hitting the ship.

Since "fire" is what I use, and I wrote the sketch for my own amusement, fire is what I use. As I said, it is easily changed in the source.

I saw "steampunk" in your post and thought the device might have a wider audience. (My sister attends steampunk cons.)

-John

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Michael Meissner
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Re: Does anyone know what type USB plug Oly E-M10 Mk II uses?

jfiresto wrote:

Michael Meissner wrote:

Peter 1745 wrote:

Perhaps the Arduino should borrow from the days of Royal Navy battleships, where the command was "Shoot". "Fire" was reserved for reporting a conflagration, often as a consequence of enemy shells hitting the ship.

Since "fire" is what I use, and I wrote the sketch for my own amusement, fire is what I use. As I said, it is easily changed in the source.

I saw "steampunk" in your post and thought the device might have a wider audience. (My sister attends steampunk cons.)

-John

It is a sketch that I wrote for my steampunk camera that has been evolving over the last 8 years or so.  I wrote the app, but never really used it.

Here is a picture of the current large version of the camera:

Steampunk camera

The idea is to have representation of things in a modern cell phone camera.

  • In this case, the camera is E-m5 mark I
  • Lens is classic 4/3rds 14-54mm mark II + MMF-3 adapter
  • The two squirrels (Livinea & Nutzo) are an artist and photographer couple
  • The dragon (Snap) is the lookout
  • The angry birds and ballista are for playing games
  • The octopus (Madeline Pomphrey III or MP3) does music
  • The beaver (Eva) does math with a slide rule and has a sextant for location
  • The raccoon (Racky) has a telegraph key and tool box
  • The rubber duck (Dr. quackenstien) is a mad scientist.

In this case, the telegraph key is not hooked up, but I could add the Teensy to re-enable the setup.

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cvhmanchester New Member • Posts: 7
E-M5 II + Capture + Arduino + PC. How?

Thank you for your recent input.

I am running my E-M5 II from a PC with a Python program issuing commands to an Arduino running GRBL.  At the appropriate event, the Arduino sends a focus then a shutter command using relays to ground the appropriate USB wires on a cannibalised manual remote shutter lead.

However, I should like to use the excellent Olympus Capture software to set up then monitor the process - which means splitting the lead between the Arduino and the PC outputs.  So I asked Olympus customer service (normally very helpful) which connectors do what on their USB camera socket.  But they would not tell me because it is not "normal" camera use, except that dpreview has a lot of normal people like me.  Can anyone advise?

An alternative solution would be to use the Python program or the Arduino in order to trigger Capture and issue a focus-shutter command through the intact USB lead.  Is there a way to hack Capture?

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jfiresto Junior Member • Posts: 46
Re: E-M5 II + Capture + Arduino + PC. How?

Perhaps you could control Olympus Capture on the Windows(?) PC with a Python GUI automation library, for example, pywinauto, and do everything in software.

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techie takes pics Senior Member • Posts: 1,162
Re: E-M5 II + Capture + Arduino + PC. How?

cvhmanchester wrote:

Thank you for your recent input.

I am running my E-M5 II from a PC with a Python program issuing commands to an Arduino running GRBL. At the appropriate event, the Arduino sends a focus then a shutter command using relays to ground the appropriate USB wires on a cannibalised manual remote shutter lead.

However, I should like to use the excellent Olympus Capture software to set up then monitor the process - which means splitting the lead between the Arduino and the PC outputs. So I asked Olympus customer service (normally very helpful) which connectors do what on their USB camera socket. But they would not tell me because it is not "normal" camera use, except that dpreview has a lot of normal people like me. Can anyone advise?

An alternative solution would be to use the Python program or the Arduino in order to trigger Capture and issue a focus-shutter command through the intact USB lead. Is there a way to hack Capture?

Set your camera to wifi.

Use a laptop to connect to the wifi of the camera.

Open a browser and navigate to:

http://192.168.0.10/get_commandlist.cgi

Now you get a commandlist.

You can retrieve images.

Browse to http://192.168.0.10/get_imglist.cgi?DIR=/DCIM , or try

http://192.168.0.10/get_screennail.cgi?DIR=/DCIM/100OLYMP/<filename>.ORF

It also has commands to operate focus and shutter.

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