Triggertrap v1 Shipping today!
Let's not beat about the bush, we have some mighty fine news!!
At long last, the rumours of Triggertrap v1 being vapourware can be dispelled with empirical evidence: the Triggertrap v1 is finally shipping!
We can't express how excited and happy we are; it has been a fiercely long and trecherous road from the Triggertrap Kickstarter project to today's shipping date, and... It feels amazing!
We can't wait to see what you guys come up with, and to discover the kinds of projects you'll be using the Triggertrap v1 for. Incredibly exciting.
Introducing... Bulb ramping!
I know you've all been waiting for the Triggertrap v1's for bloody
ages, and so we decided to try and spring a little surprise on you as a
thank you for your continued support and patience: A fifth triggering
mode, in addition to the Laser, Light, Sound and Timelapse triggers.
The fifth mode is Bulb Ramping, and will be available as a firmware update for the Triggertrap v1 and Triggertrap Shield for Arduino. Full details in our Bulb Ramping Introduction article on the Triggertrap website.
What about Triggertrap Mobile?
The obvious next question is; When are we going to add Bulb Ramping to Triggertrap Mobile?
I don't have a good answer to that quite yet... We have some really exciting updates and news coming up regarding version v1.1 of Triggertrap Mobile, but the time is not quite ripe yet - but rest assured, we're working on it, and when we launch it, it's going to be awesome. Stay tuned, we'll let you know more as soon as we are ready.
In the meantime, we are still waiting for Apple to approve v1.0.3 of Triggertrap Mobile, which includes several sweet improvements; including a completely re-written triggering algorithm that gives Triggertrap Mobile a reaction time that is nearly two times faster.
Triggertrap Mobile for Android
As we promised, we've been working on an Android version of Triggertrap Mobile in the background.
In fact, it was as part of the research and prototyping we were doing for Android, that we discovered several ways of making the iOS version of Triggertrap Mobile so much faster (as discussed re: v1.0.3 above).
We've got some bad news, however, and it looks like there is an operating-system level challenge we're going to have to overcome before triggering a camera on Android will become viable.
If you are an adroit Android expert, we'd love to hear your opinions; there may be a way around this hurdle that we haven't discovered yet, ourselves.
Want to get ready for Triggertrap v1?
- the Triggertrap v1 source code on Github, and gentlemen, start your hacking engines.
- Check out the Triggertrap v1 User Manual, if you're curious.
- Download the free (with 3 modes) or paid-for (with 12 modes) version of the Triggertrap iOS app, or take a look at our Video Elevator Pitch for the Triggertrap Mobile app.
- Check out the Triggertrap Mobile User Manual, if that's your thing.
- Join the Triggertrap Newsletter for news, updates, and all that awesome stuff. You can even choose which Triggertrap topics you want information about.
- Join the Flickr Group,
I appreciate that you've all been patient with us. This is absolutely monumental, and I can't express how happy all of this makes me!
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Jun 29, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011
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Our sincerest thanks, and a mention of your name, website (Twitter? Flickr?) on the Triggertrap website
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Same as above, plus a post-card from Haje & Ziah thanking you for your support!
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A limited-edition Triggertrap T-shirt and a thank-you on the website!
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Get a do-it-yourself Triggertrap kit with all the parts you need and instructions for how to build it. (plus a mention on the web-site)
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Get a ready-built, ready-to-use Triggertrap camera trigger. (plus a mention on the web-site)
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A build-it-yourself kit AND a ready-built trigger trap. (plus a mention on the web-site)
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3x ready-built Triggertrap devices, and signed copies of Haje's two books - Focus on Photographing People and Macro Photography. Also: a post-card, a mention on the web-site, and a strictly limited-edition Triggertrap T-shirt!
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3x ready-built Triggertrap devices, 3x Triggertrap kits, and signed copies of Haje's two books - Focus on Photographing People and Macro Photography. Also: a post-card, a mention on the web-site, and a strictly limited-edition Triggertrap T-shirt!
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Get a Canon Rebel T3i digital camera, a Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and 3x ready-built Triggertrap camera triggers, signed copies of Haje's two books (Macro Photography and Photographing People), a limited edition T-shirt, and a separate page with a huge thank you on the Triggertrap website.