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

Recent updates

Prototype photos, Survey results & Camera leads!

Posted by Haje Jan Kamps (Creator)

Dear Triggertrap fans - it's time for another weekly update from Team Triggertrap!I can't believe it's only been a week since the last update - my life seems to have been moving in slow-mo ever since Triggertrap launched on Kickstarter.

Camera connection leads

As I've already said, I'll supply one camera connection lead to each of you lovely Kickstarter backers (I'll ask which one you want at the same time as when I ask you for your address and all that).

If you want additional cables, you can easily make them yourself (Instructions for how you can do that are on the Triggertrap website here: http://bit.ly/rasDv5), or buy them from us in the Triggertrap shop (Voila: http://bit.ly/pOAR6e)

Prototyping pictures

The other exciting thing that's happened is that we're making great progress on the prototype. Of course, we already had a working version of the Triggertrap, but this one is working AND looking pretty hot, to boot!

The photos are at the bottom of this post.

In other news...

Survey - Our survey had a lot of interesting results. Taster: 56.6% of you guys are Canon fans, 46.6% of you are in the US, and 37.4% of you reckon you'll be using the Triggertrap with multiple cameras. The full survey results are here: http://kamps.org/hidden/tt-survey/results.php and if you want to submit a survey entry yourself, you can do so here: http://kamps.org/hidden/tt-survey

Shipping - Thanks to everyone who remembered to add $5 to their pledges towards shipping. (I realise I shouldn't have added the bit about the shipping at the very bottom of the information page. My apologes for not making this clearer!)

If you haven't yet: 1) Please go to the Triggertrap page on Kickstarter (http://kamps.org/triggertrap). 2) Click the blue "Manage your Pledge" button to the right of the video. Near the top, there's a green box with the amount of money you pledged. 3) Change it so it reads whatever you pledged before +$5. So, for most of you, you'd be changing it from $75 to $80. 4) Finally, check that the correct reward is selected, and click "Continue".

Meet the team - We've added a bit of info about the people working on Triggertrap on our Meet the Team page, if you're curious... http://triggertrap.com/about/

And finally: I've done the math, and the price of the Triggertrap is unfortunately going to have to go up to $125+p&p after the Kickstarter funding completes. So; if you haven't bought one yet, get in there and pledge before the price hike!

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Funding goal reached++

Posted by Haje Jan Kamps (Creator)

Holy flying bovines on pogosticks, it's actuality going to happen!

Triggering a media storm

I cannot believe this, folks. Triggertrap opened for business here on Kickstarter exactly a week ago, and the response has been absolutely overwhelming.

I've had dozens of e-mails and messages, and the Triggertrap has been featured on Engadget, Gizmodo, Ubergadget, Wired, PetaPixel, and many others to boot (see our Media Coverage page for more link love).

What can I tell you - it feels awesome and incredible - the level of support and encouragement I've had from you all is out of this world. For this, ladies and esquires, I thank thee heartily.

More details about the Triggertrap

It's been a busy week of taking in and disseminating information over on the Triggertrap website. On the heels of last week's update, I've created a Supported Cameras page which shows which cameras are supported (and, in a very few instances, not supported) by the Triggertrap device. 

We started receiving a lot of e-mails with questions about whether there was an adjustable delay built-in (yes), whether it would be possible to add your own features (yes), and if it would be possible to use the Triggertrap to trigger a flash instead of a camera (yes). In response to these questions, we did a post entitled "Triggertrap: What does it do?" which explains some of the functionality in further detail - and if you have suggestions for further functionality, I'd love to hear about them

We've also created a new category on the blog, "Hacking and Extending Triggertrap", which has a few how-to guides on it, including how you hook up the Triggertrap to an external flash, and how to use Triggertrap with CHDK-enabled cameras.

Getting funded

So, only a week after going live, I get a joyous e-mail in my inbox, telling me that we've now sold 314 Triggertraps (314! If it wasn't breakfast time, I might have celebrated with a slice of Pi. In fact, I still might), and that 304 of you lovely people have pledged a total of twenty-six thousand dollars.

Of course, that includes the $1,999 from my dad, who figured that might be the cleverest way to sneak the purchase of a camera past my mum, by disguising it as 'helping the kid out' but that's a different story altogether. 

Thank you all for helping us make a dream come true. You're all bloody awesome.

Spread the word.

We've met the goal on Kickstarter, but the real goal is for a Triggertrap is to be in the hands of all photography geeks out there, so please do keep sharing the love around

Try this link here to show us some Twitter love, join us on Facebook, and tell your friends about the Triggertrap. If they don't buy one via Kickstarter, there's likely to be a pretty big gap until they go on sale to the general public (at least several months), so it's now or aaages from now!

"Will Triggertrap support my camera?"

Posted by Haje Jan Kamps (Creator)

Hey everybody!

Wow, I can't believe what's happening - and how fast it's all happening. It's less than 24 hours since Triggertrap was released into the wild, and so far I've had a barrage of support - not to mention a lot of fantastic backers already. Thank you, each and every one of you. 

Questions!

So far, there are two main questions that have been coming up about the Triggertrap, so here's a quick project update to help answer those questions.

Oh, and I've also updated the FAQs on the project page itself, so there's some more info for you there, too.

Q1 - "How did you make that video"

I had two high-school teachers e-mailing me within minutes of each other, asking me how the pitch video was made, because they wanted to do something similar with their students.

I don't half ramble on a bit (sorry), but if you're curious to get this question answered, there's a relatively thorough blog post on "the making of" for you over on my Pixiq blog

Q2 - "Will my camera be supported"

Understandably, I have received quite a few questions along the lines of “I have camera X, will Triggertrap support my camera”?

This is actually a pretty difficult question to answer universally, so for now, I have a general answer for you:

If your camera uses a wired remote control (i.e. you can plug in something to trigger your camera via a wire), then, yes, your camera will be supported, at least for the pre-ordered Triggertraps ordered via Kickstarter. I don't care if I have to sit with a soldering iron and make the leads myself: you've all been amazing and taken the step to order something that doesn't even exist yet. The least I can do is to make sure it connects to your camera.

How this is going to pan out on the version post-Kickstarter is something I haven't really thought about yet, but it's near the top of my to-do list.

If your camera has an IR receiver for infra-red remote controls, the answer is a little bit more convoluted, but the shortest possible version of the answer is 'Maybe'. The Triggertrap does have an IR transmitter built in (I can't believe I forgot to tell you about that. Sorry), but the problem is getting my hands on all the relevant camera IR trigger codes: there are a lot of different ones out there. Leave it with me, a more in-depth update for the IR crowd will be coming up before the Kickstarter funding deadline expires. Promise!

For information-sponges, I've written a more detailed blog post about the ins and outs of camera compatibility on the Triggertrap blog.

And finally...

During the time it took me to write this, I got two extra backers, so I had to go in and update the graphic at the top of this post. You have no idea how incredible it feels to get that sort of support.

You're all amazing.

Please help the project become a reality by pressing the 'like' button on the project page, tweet about it, and e-mail all your friends.

Stay awesome,

~ Haje