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Martyn
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Check to see if you have selected mirror lockup on the Settings Tab. Worthwhile checking you are not in bulb mode as well.

If it is not mirror lockup I am not sure what it could be. Both the PC app and the BT app send the same commands. The only difference is, when using a PC the Arduino is receiving data via hardware serial, and when using Bluetooth it is receiving via software serial.

You can disable the focus trigger by commenting or deleting the relevant lines in the sketch.

In the makeDrops sketch, search for CT_FOCUS_PIN. Where the command is on its own you can comment it:

digitalWrite(CT_FOCUS_PIN, HIGH);
digitalWrite(CT_SHUTTER_PIN , HIGH);
CamTriggered = true;
delay(bulbPre);

change to –
//digitalWrite(CT_FOCUS_PIN, HIGH);
digitalWrite(CT_SHUTTER_PIN , HIGH);
CamTriggered = true;
delay(bulbPre);

When it is part of a large line simply delete it:

if (!CamTriggered && !camDone) { if (millis() – seqStartTime >= CT_Time_Start ) { digitalWrite(CT_FOCUS_PIN, HIGH); digitalWrite(CT_SHUTTER_PIN , HIGH); CamTriggered = true; } }

after delete –
if (!CamTriggered && !camDone) { if (millis() – seqStartTime >= CT_Time_Start ) { digitalWrite(CT_SHUTTER_PIN , HIGH); CamTriggered = true; } }

There are no confirmations during the drop sequence only at the end. In brief:

The app sends the drop data to the dropController.
The dropController processes the drop data, creates the drops
Sends back a message saying sequence finished.

What camera are you using?