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Make time-lapses, or trigger your camera with lasers, sound, or any other method you can think of - That's the magic of Triggertrap.
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Triggertrap v1 Shipping today!

Posted by Haje Jan Kamps (Creator)

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?

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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    1. Missing avatar

      Raphael Holtzman on

      I did not get mine either - please contact me

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      Aaron Umetani on

      I got mine! With the proper sync cord, and the bundled ios dongle. thanks guys!

    3. Haje Jan Kamps Creator on

      ** PLEASE NOTE **


      ~ Haje

    4. Bryan Rapoza on

      I finally received my triggertrap and it arrived without the promised (and triple-verified) and totally mandatory sync cord. Let down after let down.. please make this right guys..

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      Kevin McKenzie

      What number are you on? From the email you sent last Friday, the first ~750 were out, and you expecting the rest to be sent imminently, but I'm in the 850s, and I've yet to hear anything.

    6. ScottG Canon on

      How do I place an order for the dual head flash shoe to use with the Tt ? I tried several times to order, and I only get an Info Button?

    7. ScottG Canon on


      Let's hope not :-) thanks.

    8. Haje Jan Kamps Creator on

      Dear Scott

      Yes, from Hong Kong. But as you'll note, some people have said that the items are starting to arrive, less than a week after they were shipped, including to the US. I doubt New Jersey is slower than, say, Baltimore or California, is it?

      ~ H

    9. ScottG Canon on

      Are yours coming from HK Hong Kong to the USA? Because normal HK shipments from there to New Jersey normally take 6 to 10 weeks! I #@&ing hope this is not the case at all, because it takes months for my electronics parts to get here unless this is not sent via AirMail. My TtV1 still shows its sitting preparing to ship (On a Slow boat from China) I pray is not the case for this shipment :-(

    10. Joe Russo on

      I got mine in Baltimore today!

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      Geoff Harrison on

      Mine arrived today! (Australia). Just a suggestion to others getting the v1 - I'd ended up putting some foam tape underneath the battery compartment to help support it as it's only attached by the two contact pins which could weaken and break over time from wear and tear (the tray moves around a bit in mine and I found it took a bit of pressure to get the batteries in so I didn't want to risk breaking the solder joints or the pins)

    12. Haje Jan Kamps Creator on

      I think you're officially the first non-Triggertrap staffer who has received a TTv1, Tony! Super happy to hear that they are coming through. Enjoy!!

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      Tony Vroon on

      It arrived this morning. Put it through the self test and all seems well. You sent me the cable ages ago, hope I still have that somewhere...

    14. Shawn Brezny on

      Great to hear its shipping. I look forward to using the trigger trap.

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      Duncan Hardy on

      Now i cant wait for the little box to arrive. Well done guys!! you have certainly been through the mill on this one,

    16. Andy Piper

      Great news, guys!

    17. Haje Jan Kamps Creator on

      Quentin: Later this week!

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      Quentin Cole on

      When do we get tracking numbers?

    19. Haje Jan Kamps Creator on

      Chris: We are dropshipping directly from the factory in China, but it'll be tracked airmail, so we expect most of the parcels to arrive within 10-15 days.

      Scott: Woohoo! :)

    20. ScottG Canon on

      OMG!!!! I'm sooooooo happy. Thank You...Thank You...Thank You...Thank You... Hey did I say, THANK YOU?!?!

      Now the big question is when will we really get the TtV1, and the dongle for the iPhone App. I guess I need to order the hot shoe flash adapters now too.

    21. Chris on

      SLICK update! are they shipping from
      china? or US mainland? either way, this is excellent news!