Wikia

CHDK Wiki

Changes: Battery Intervalometer

Edit

Back to page

m

Revision as of 18:25, December 15, 2012

This script was written to demonstrate and test the various methods used to extend battery life when using an intervalometer (time lapse) script.

Discussion thread for this script is here : Battery Miser Intervalometer​ .  Save it with .lua file extension - something like miser.lua

--[[
@title Battery Miser 5.5
@param s Interval (sec)
@default s 60
@param b Turn Backlight Off
@default b 0
@range b 0 1
@param d Turn Display Off
@default d 0
@range d 0 1
@param p Wait in Playback Mode
@default p 0
@range p 0 1
@param a Enable AF Lock
@default a 0
@range a 0 1
@param l Log to File
@default l 1
@range l 0 1
@param r Lens Retract Delay (sec)
@default r 60
@param v Batttery Stop Voltage (mV)
@default v 1000
@range v 0 10000
--]]

props=require("propcase")

function restore()
    set_backlight(1)
    set_aflock(0)
end

function log_to_file( string )
   if ( l == 1 ) then
      print_screen(-10)
         print(string)
      print_screen(false)
   else
     print(string)
   end
end

function switch_mode( m )   -- change between shooting and playback mode
   if ( m == 1 ) then
      if ( get_mode() == false ) then
         print("switching to record mode")
         set_record(1)
         while ( get_mode() == false ) do
            sleep(100)
         end
      end
   else
      if (( get_mode() == true ) and ( p == 1 )) then
         print("switching to playback mode")
         set_record(0)
         while ( get_mode() == true ) do
            sleep(100)
         end
       end
   end
end

set_console_layout(0,0,45,12)

if ( l==1 ) then
   print_screen(-10)
   print("  ")
   print("============================================")
   print(os.date("%d.%m.%y  %X"))
   print("interval=",s,"retract=",r,"AFL=",a)
   print("backlight=",b,"playback_idle=",p)
   print("display off=",d, "vbatt cutout=", v)
   print("logging=",d)
   print("============================================")
   print_screen(false)
end

sleep(2000)

shotcount=0
interval=s*1000
retract=r*1000
b=1-b

switch_mode(1)

if( a == 1 ) then            -- focus lock ?
    press( "shoot_half" )
    while ( get_shooting() == true ) do
      sleep(100)
    end
    release("shoot_half")
    set_aflock(1)
    print( "--focus locked")
    sleep(500)
end

if ( d==1 ) then             -- turn display off ?
   if( p==1 ) then 
	print("**Warning: Wait in Playback mode")
	print("**conflicts with Display Off mode.")
        print("**Disabling Playback Idle mode")
        sleep(2000)
        p=0
   end
   print("blanking display")
   sleep(2000)
   count=5
   disp_save = get_prop(props.DISPLAY_MODE)   
   repeat
      disp = get_prop(props.DISPLAY_MODE)   
      if ( disp ~= 2 ) then
          click("display")
          sleep(500)
      end
      count=count-1
   until ((disp==2) or (count==0))
   if ( count>0 ) then 
       print("display blanked")
   else
       print("unable to blank the display")
   end
   sleep(5000)
end

battery = get_vbatt()
nextshot=get_tick_count()
start=nextshot
abort = false

-- intervalometer loop starts here

repeat 
   switch_mode(1)
   print("short wait =", (nextshot-get_tick_count())/1000 )
   while (nextshot > get_tick_count()) do
     set_backlight(b)
     sleep(500)
   end

   shotcount = shotcount + 1
   tic  = get_tick_count()-start
   nextshot = nextshot + interval
   lens_retract = get_tick_count() + retract
   log_to_file(string.format("shot:%d %2.2d:%2.2d %d.%2.2dV", shotcount, tic/3600000, (tic%3600000)/60000, battery/1000, (battery%1000)/10))

   shoot()

   sleep(200)

   switch_mode(0)
   print( "next shot wait ..", (nextshot-get_tick_count())/1000 )
   repeat
      if( lens_retract < (get_tick_count()+2000) ) then
         switch_mode(1)
         switch_mode(0)
         lens_retract = get_tick_count() + retract
      end
      set_backlight(b)
      battery = (get_vbatt() + (battery*15)) / 16
      if ( battery < v ) then abort=true end
      if ( is_pressed("menu")) then abort=true end
      sleep(100)
   until ((nextshot < (get_tick_count()+3000) ) or abort)
until ( abort )

-- all done - user abort or battery below limit

if( battery < v ) then
   log_to_file("battery limit reached")
else
   log_to_file("user abort")
end

if ( d==1 ) then
   print("unblanking display")
   count=5
   repeat
      disp = get_prop(props.DISPLAY_MODE)
      if ( disp ~= disp_save) then
         click("display")
         sleep(500)
      end
      count=count-1
   until ((disp==disp_save) or (count==0))
end
restore()

 

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki