Flat Fielder Controller for macOS / Mac OSX
FlatFielderControl allows you to connect to an Optec Flat-Man or Flip-Flat and control it.
For the Flip-Flat, once connected you need to hit the close button as the device doesn't know it's closed and won't let you turn the light on until it's closed (as reported by the Cover State in the dialog box).
You will also need to install the latest FTDI drivers for OS X : http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm. This is not needed starting with Catalina as macOS now has its own FTDI drivers.
Both the application and the sources are available bellow. If you want to contribute, contact me so that I can give you access to the git repo.
Python version :
I recently wrote a small python script to control the Flat-Man and Flip-Flat from the command line :
If you want to support the development of this program you can donate :
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