TPB #19 – Camera Axe 5.1 Software Released

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This week I go over the changes from 5.0 to the 5.1 Camera Axe software. This software only works with the Camera Axe 5 and the Camera Axe 5 Shield.

  • Added a new test motor menu
  • Cleanup menu code so it’s easier to add new menus
  • Changed scrolling algorithm in the advanced menu
  • Changed power off strings from Off_Sen1/Off_Sen2 to Off_Dev1/Off_Dev2. This is more flexible then controlling power from a sensor since you can and/or sensors in a device
  • Added a way to save and restore different presents
  • Modified Advanced menu to work better with bulb time of 0
  • Added analog or digital option for sensors in the Advanced menu (replaces fast menu)
  • Removed Fast Trigger menu
  • Added startup mode control to let you pick between photo mode or menu mode when the Camera Axe is turned on

You can get the latest version of the software and instructions on how to load it at the Camear Axe Programming Page.


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Maurice is a computer engineer, photographer, and all around renaissance man.


  1. Ernie Hatt  September 10, 2011

    Thanks for that Maurice, very explanetory, but a possible change I would like to have made in the future, could the backlight etc menu be the first in the list, so we can change the presets straight up, as it is we have to scroll through all the menus to get to it. Ernie

  2. Maurice  September 11, 2011

    I appreciate the feedback, but for this case I don’t see the benefit of the change. Since the current menu is saved when you turn off the device the only time the initial menu matters is when you reset the device by holding down activate. In that case I’d rather not confuse people by having them pick these rarely changed values first. I’d rather they start using the menu they want first.