My wife is a kindergarten teacher and in Australia, Christmas is the end of our school year and the start our summer break. However this is also when student reports are due. The School at which she works is a pretty expensive private school with what appears no lack of IT funding, however for some reason the Kindergarten and Pre-Primary classes are the only 2 classes not on the Schools Reporting system, Maze.
Thanks to everyone who notified me of the forums being offline, they are now back up and running 🙂 Sorry for any inconvenience.
After getting back into photography after many many years (and because Digital SLRs are so much cheaper) I’ve been an avid follower of the stobist website (www.strobist.com) for off camera lighting. To do this off camera lighting you need a way of triggering the remote stobes, some are wired, some are wireless either RF or Infrared, but obviously the easiest is via wireless. Well there are many solutions, some cheap (ebay triggers) some expensive (Pocket wizards) and you get what you pay for, the cheaper ones (of which I one a couple) are notorious for false triggers, while the Pocket wizards are way out of my price range.
So in the true spirit of Open Source, of which I’m a huge fan, I’ve proposed an open source wireless trigger for the strobist community. Initial thread found here – www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157602088957861/ So far the response has been
I’ve now setup a wiki for a brain dump of ideas http://wiki.everythingrobotics.com and will shortly have a mailing list up and running.
forums are now also up and running http://forums.everythingrobotics.com hopefully these will eventually fall under the strobist.com domain