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Timelapse+ : Powerful, flexible, extendable, yet easy-to-use intervalometer for timelapse photography and more
Timelapse+ : Powerful, flexible, extendable, yet easy-to-use intervalometer for timelapse photography and more
1,248 backers pledged $165,730 to help bring this project to life.

Prototype Production: Behind the scenes

The 25 prototypes have been shipped to backers to play with and test!  This is a huge step along the way toward completion!

While getting feedback from the testers, I'm also preparing for production.  The longest-lead item, the LCDs, have been ordered!  Everything is still on track depending on how many corrections are needed after further testing.

Here is a set of photos from the prototype production.  I assembled them all myself, which became more work than I originally planned!  There are now about 60 tiny surface-mount parts per device, each needing to be carefully placed with a tweezers.  Multiply that by 25 and you get 1500 parts...I'm so glad to be past that!

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    1. Creator Mark Derail on May 16, 2012

      Wow, after a whole year, I'll be receiving a Timelapse+ ---before--- the Trigger Trap.
      Both Kickstarter products don't do the same thing, not the same toy, but both are similar in :
      - designing the electronics
      - designing the case
      - dealing with multiple suppliers
      - assembly

      IOW Elijah, KUDOS, you've managed a A-Z product from pure thought to pure product, ready to ship. Not an easy feat. I just wish I had ordered more than one :) to gift my photographer friends.

    2. Creator Marc Mangold on May 16, 2012

      Nice!! Love to see how it goes...

    3. Creator Jamie on May 16, 2012

      Amazing! Love the process shots.

    4. Creator Chris on May 16, 2012

      dude, i'm frickin' impressed. i can't wait to get this connected to my canon. already have a TON of ideas. thanks for your tireless dedication!

    5. Creator Ryan Westphal on May 16, 2012

      Sweet, are there going to be any color options? What color will the rest of us get?

    6. Creator Corey on May 16, 2012

      Thanks for all the hard work Elijah. This has been a great project to back on Kickstarter. Can't wait to get my hands on the production model! :)

    7. Creator Elijah Parker on May 16, 2012

      @mookmill -- yes, I'm so thankful to be done with tweezers! The production machines will be placing multiple parts per second with much greater precision -- definitely the way to do it!

    8. Creator mookmill on May 16, 2012

      Wow. Huge effort Elijah, I bet you can't wait to get the production streamlined without the need for tweezers!

    9. Creator SmallJack on May 16, 2012


    10. Creator Chong Pak on May 16, 2012

      looking good.