All products have an expected lifespan, and irises are no different. So how many aperture cycles could an iris endure during it’s entire life? This is an answer I’m curious to find out…
How best to test an iris diaphragm?
Initially I setup two very crude rigs to explore how best to test a multitude of irises. The first uses a Raspberry Pi to control a servo, which then operates the iris. And the second is simply a drill setup to use a back-and-forth locomotion.
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