Good day, my dear Triggertrapians. Triggertrappists? Hmm. I really must come up with a better word for that.
With a mere 30 hours to go, it's looking like we might hit 300% funding, for a glorious $75,000 of funding in total. How. Rather. Awesome
Q: Do you have any more photos of the Triggertrap?
There's currently two galleries of Triggertrap prototype photos; an old set which I think I've already told you about, and a brand new set that I've only just posted to the Triggertrap website.
Q: I have an idea for a Triggertrap feature
You guys have been e-mailing, commenting, Facebook-messaging and Kickstarter-messaging me so many amazing ideas that I decided to set up a Wish List and Ideas page on the Triggertrap site.
Here, I'm keeping track of all the ideas that are coming in. It doesn't mean that all of them will be implemented, but since the Triggertrap is open-source and eminently hackable. The idea is that I'll be writing articles, tutorials and how-to guides about as many Triggertrap-related topics as I can, so people can adapt, expand, and hack the Triggertrap as much as they like. The tutorials will be on different levels, so even if you've never hacked anything before in your life, you'll be able to drop some new code onto the Triggertrap, and see changes in the way your device works. Even if you only edit the source code so It says "Hello Dave" when it boots up, that's pretty awesome, right?
So, if you have any feature ideas or requests, add a comment to the Wish List. And, of course, if you want to contribute an article or two to the Triggertrap site, you're more than welcome.
All the Hacking articles will end up in the Hacking And Extending Triggertrap category on the site, so if you're curious, keep an eye on it. There's even an RSS feed just for the Hacking & Extending category, if you're so inclined.
Q: What happens next & when will I get my Triggertrap?
Once the Triggertrap funds, you will receive a survey, where I'll ask you for your address, what camera you have, and what Triggertrap connection lead you want. If you want more than one, then it's possible to make your own, adapt an existing remote, or buy one from us directly. If you buy them before the end of August, I'll refund you your shipping cost from the order - no point in paying twice for one package!
Once I have all your details (and your money, of course), the hard work starts at my end - we're doing really well with the prototypes, but we need to create a final production prototype and test it thoroughly. Once we're happy, production will begin! At the moment, it looks like you'll receive your Triggertraps in the beginning of November. I know that sounds like a dreadfully long time away, but I'm afraid it can't be helped: This whole manufacturing lark is a slow and arduous process.
Q: Is there anything I can do to help?
Well, there's 30 hours left until this little baby gets funded. Tell your friends, your family, your co-workers, your arch-nemeses, and your cat. Who knows - but tell someone!
Q: So, if I don't order one before the Kickstarter deadline, can I still get a Triggertrap?
Yup, the idea is to open up the Triggertraps for sale after Kickstarter funds. They'll cost $125 (instead of $75 here on Kickstarter, so you're really getting a rather good deal. Nonetheless, the $125 option is still cheap compared to the other competitors out there. It'll be on sale from the Triggertrap Shop, along with all the cables and accessories etc.