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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.
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.

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SHIPPING: Please remember to add $5 to your pledge for postage to anywhere in the world. So, for the $75 option, please pledge $80 to ensure shipping is included. Thank you!

UPDATE: When the project funds, the price of the Triggertrap will go up to $125 per unit. Kickstarter is your chance to get a 40% discount!

What is Triggertrap?

Triggertrap is an open-source hardware project for photographers and geeks. And geeks who are photographers. And photographers who are geeks. And photographers who wish they were geeks, but really just want to play with the cool toys.

What will the Triggertrap do?

The idea is simple: Create an universal camera trigger that makes it easy to trigger your camera any way you could possibly think of.

Out of the box, Triggertrap will support being triggered by:

  • LASER - someone breaks a laser-beam, the camera takes a picture.
  • SOUND - clap your hands, take a picture. Great for hands-free photography in the studio
  • TIME - Time lapse photography in the palm of your hand. 
  • EVERYTHING - If the above options don't float your boat, there's an Aux port. If you can find a way of connecting it, you can use it to take photos. The possibilities are as exciting as they are endless.

Oh, and because the Triggertrap will be optically isolated from the camera, the very worst that can happen (say, if you connect your Triggertrap to a 10,000 volt mains line, whether by dumb accident or - even dumber - on purpose), is that you blow up your Triggertrap device, whilst your camera stays safe.

Where's your money going?

The money will be spent developing, prototyping, and manufacturing two versions of the Triggertrap:

Version A - A professionally developed and designed product in an eminently portable and water-resistant case. Perfect if you just want to plug it in and get going. The idea is to make Version A as good as something you might buy in the shops. In fact, that's my goal: Triggertraps, in all good photography stores worldwide.

Version B - An Arduino-based home-brew version that you can build yourself. Instructions and source-code will be available on the Triggertrap website for free, and I'll offer kits for sale so you have all the bits and pieces you need to make one.

Kickstarter exclusive pre-orders

As you will have spotted in the 'rewards' on the right-hand-side of this page, the Triggertrap only costs $75.

Two notes on that: Firstly - $75 is half what other, similar products cost (although, of course, none of them are as awesome as the Triggertrap). Secondly - This price is exclusive to early adopters on Kickstarter: Once the project is a success (how could it not be?!), chances are prices are going up. I'm in talks with manufacturers, distributors and retailers, and whilst they are great for reducing the workload on me, it means that they all take a cut...

In other words: Get 'em whilst you can, at a price you may never see again...

Finally, I will be asking everyone to pay $5 towards packaging and shipping for a Triggertrap. That's flat-fee for shipping all around the world - I'm some will be more expensive and some a little cheaper, but hopefully it'll all average out...

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    Our sincerest thanks, and a mention of your name, website (Twitter? Flickr?) on the Triggertrap website

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    Same as above, plus a post-card from Haje & Ziah thanking you for your support!

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    A limited-edition Triggertrap T-shirt and a thank-you on the website!

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Get a do-it-yourself Triggertrap kit with all the parts you need and instructions for how to build it. (plus a mention on the web-site)

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Get a ready-built, ready-to-use Triggertrap camera trigger. (plus a mention on the web-site)

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    Pledge $140 or more About $140

    A build-it-yourself kit AND a ready-built trigger trap. (plus a mention on the web-site)

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    3x ready-built Triggertrap devices, and signed copies of Haje's two books - Focus on Photographing People and Macro Photography. Also: a post-card, a mention on the web-site, and a strictly limited-edition Triggertrap T-shirt!

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    Pledge $499 or more About $499

    3x ready-built Triggertrap devices, 3x Triggertrap kits, and signed copies of Haje's two books - Focus on Photographing People and Macro Photography. Also: a post-card, a mention on the web-site, and a strictly limited-edition Triggertrap T-shirt!

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    Pledge $1,999 or more About $1,999

    Get a Canon Rebel T3i digital camera, a Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and 3x ready-built Triggertrap camera triggers, signed copies of Haje's two books (Macro Photography and Photographing People), a limited edition T-shirt, and a separate page with a huge thank you on the Triggertrap website.

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