Until something is implemented in the software/firmware, what would happen if I were to mechanically limit the travel? I’m sure I can rig something up to keep the camera from panning further than I would like. That would only be for left/right movement, but that’s good enough for me.
It sounds like the camera uses a stepper motor, which would make the most sense anyway. Because of the way steppers operate, those motors are usually not damaged if you prevent motion. But the linkages could theoretically not be strong enough to hold up to the torque.
Another thought is the way it “remembers” the home position. If it’s counting steps, then that counter would count steps that didn’t move the camera. But if it has a sensor to detect its angle, then it wouldn’t care about the step count.
Does anyone know if either of these is a problem? Or could I make up a simple bracket to stop the motion?
One additional comment - The camera sometimes forgets its home position if it sees lots of movement. It does that herky-jerky movement tracking, back and forth, then gets confused and points at my wall. This is during the day, so not an IR reflection problem (which is the reason I want to limit motion).