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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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Haje Jan Kamps

898 backers pledged $77,262 to help bring this project to life.

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Shipping date (hopefully!)

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls!

Things have been quiet from us at Triggertrap Ltd, but that doesn't mean we've taken all your money out in $1-bills and throwing it up in the air like Scrooge McDuck. Okay, so there may have been a little bit of that, but not enough to distract us from the task at hand: Building some bloody awesome photography gadgets. 

Have you moved?

If you indicated on the Triggertrap Survey that your address might change, then you should be getting an e-mail within the next few hours asking you whether you ended up moving. Please do respond to that e-mail if you have a new address; it would be sad if we ended up sending you your swag to the wrong address!

Shipping

Anyway; we are polishing what will hopefully be the final prototype of the Triggertrap; then all that's left is a final round of testing before we're ready to ship. If everything goes to plan, you should be holding your shiny new Triggertrap in your hands before the end of November!

As always, keep an eye on Triggertrap.com to stay on the pulse of developments.

Stay awesome!

~ Haje Jan Kamps and the rest of Team Triggertrap.

PS: Oh, while I have you all here: Do you use a gray card when you are taking photos? If not, you really ought to consider it. Here's why and how it works. As an extra special bonus, there's a photo of a stuffed bunny (?!) and a Triggertrap Shield device (!!) in the bottom of that article. Awesome.

Getting closer, little by little

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A post-Kickstarter update!

Hey there guys!

A lot of things have been happening after the funding completed; we're talking to manufacturers, finalising designs and software, and all that fun stuff.

In addition, there has been a slight delay - you may have heard that there were some riots here in London, and as it turns out, I was personally affected by what went on in my fair city, which means I wasn't able to dedicate 100% of my attention to Triggertrap. Now that things are calming down a bit, I'm back on the ball.

We're currently trying to figure out a plan for when you can expect to receive your Triggertraps - so stay tuned for more info in that department.

More photos info & feature wish list and what happens next?

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.

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Less than a week to go & retail price

It's been a whirlwind, ladies and gentlemen!

With only five days to go, Triggertrap is 250% funded. So far, 729 fantastic backers have funded the project with a lot of money, suggestions, and buzz. An incredible 755 Triggertraps have been pre-ordered so far.

I can't wait to see what the last week holds, and I'm really looking forward to starting to ship these bad boys out. 

In other news, we've done the math about the Triggertraps, and have concluded that the retail price of the Triggertrap is going to be $125. That means that if you pre-ordered the $75 option from Kickstarter, you're getting a 40% discount - AND you're one of the lucky ones to get one of the first Triggertraps off the production lines! How bloody awesome is that.

If you know any friends who might want one at the Kickstarter exclusive price, remember to send them this way before the deadline runs out on July 31st. And if you have any friends who have news sites or blogs, we did a couple of press releases that may help them in creating some last-minute coverage and support for the Triggertrap project.

For now, many thanks from Team Triggertrap,

Haje, Ziah, Michael, and Noah.