Camera Porn
Laptop Batteries

Image by Neil Dorgan
All the bits are labelled with notes (hover over the photo)

Don’t think I can get much more gear without a new bag.

Not Pictured are the contents of the front pockets (memory cards, batteries, USB cables, earplugs, pens, business cards, sometimes chargers for cameras & laptop, remote shutter release, PClix)

Taken with my dad’s Olympus.

Water Drop Timing Electronics
Laptop Batteries

Image by mcbridejc
I did kind of a lazy job on these setup shots, and wish they were better, but I wanted to post something about the setup. This is the behind the scenes electronics. I’m using an STM32 microcontroller to drive the timing, and the custom protoboad is just some MOSFETs and connectors to drive the output signals to the valve, camera, and flash. I’ve written the software so that an application on the laptop defines and triggers the firing sequence, so it is quick to edit delays, valve open times, etc. Also, I’ve been tethering my D90 using DCamCapture so that the photos are downloaded for preview right away. A 12V lead acid battery is used to power the solenoid valve.

My Timbuk2 and all the junk inside.
Laptop Batteries

Image by Michael Batfish
This is what I usually carry around with me on a daily basis. Sometimes the laptop is missing. Sometimes, my Powerbook G4 is there instead.


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