Six weeks ago we covered Dana Neibert and his team's invention called DigiPlate - a mounting system for your laptop used by photographers.
They just succeeded in raising over $23,000 (using Kickstarter) to fund the first batch of DigiPlates. Here is their most recent update:
Because of you, we are on our way to Hawaii!—just kidding. Now what? Amazon Payments should be charging your credit card in the next day or so and from there they will be holding on to the funds for 14 days.
We have already started production of the DigiPlate and its parts. Last week tooling and programming the CNC mills was started for the bigger items. The custom hardware was ordered and is currently being milled. And, just this morning, we inspected the first DigiPlates coming out of the CNC machines. Needless to say, our initial delivery date of the end of August will be moved up dramatically, if things keep going the way they are. We anticipate being able to ship by mid-July. We'll have more definite dates for you as we get closer. Read more.
The laptop has become just as much as a part of photography as the camera. The problem with the laptop is we never have a good place to put it when we shoot "tethered". Sometimes a table is handy. Sometimes a table gets in the way. Sometimes the laptop ends up balanced on the edge of a chair. Sometimes it ends up sitting on some dewey grass at six in the morning. Then someone steps on it.
The Idea: DigiPlate
We've come up with a solution that allows the laptop to be mounted with the use of many existing accessories in many creative and convenient places. For the past couple years, we've been using just a slab of aluminum for a mounting platform.
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