I'm working with a fire-i 400 from Unibrain, and an XP machine. Never
again after this project though, I swear it. The camera keeps
shutting itself off after an indeterminate amount of time (it varies
from 36 hours to 4 hours).
This has happened with both the Windows drivers and the fire-i
drivers. Currently, I'm working with the windows drivers,
surprisingly enough, they seem less wonky.
I have adapted a somewhat brute force method to keeping it open,
sending a close/open message every hour between 8am & 8pm, and sending
close once at 830pm. While this works, it's obviously not ideal.
Can someone suggest a more elegant solution to this rather mundane
issue? Most of the time there is no movement in front of the camera,
so looking for a lack of change isn't the best solution.