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Using the DigiMicro Scale with Mac OS X
The DigiMicro Scale is sold by dnt and is also known as "Veho VMS-001 USB Microscope" and ''Venus USB2.0 Camera", apparently made by Vimicro Corporation
While this is a nice USB microscopic camera with a decent resolution, zoom and bright working light, the software for OS X that comes with it has a few problems.
The worst part of the software, for many, is that it simply does not appear to record any pictures and videos to disk.
After finding this review, reading the comments led me to the solution to work around this bug.
The reason is that the app is trying to create the files in root of your startup disk. And for many users, this place is protected against modifications by default.
There are two solutions to work around this problem:
Solution 1: Make sure your root folder is writable
To make the root folder of your startup disk writable, do a "Get Info" on the startup disk, find the "Sharing & Permissions" panel, unlock the lock there, and change either "admin" or "everyone" to "Read & Write". You may have to redo that after each restart of Mac OS X.
Solution 2: Change the folder where the app wants to create the files
The app is actually not writing explicitly to the root folder of the startup disk but to the "current folder" which is set when the app gets launched - and this is always set to the root folder when double clicking the app.
Here are two solutions to choose a different folder:
The manual way
This will launch the app and now pictures will appear in the folder you had cd'd to.
The automatic way
To make things a lot easier, I wrote a little shell script which causes the files created in a folder called MicroCapture which is inside your home folder's Documents folder. To set this up, do the following steps, once: