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Triggertrap Lets You Trigger Your Camera with Anything You Can Think Of

We have a bit of a scoop for you today: there’s going to be a new Kickstarter-funded gadget announced on Thursday called the Triggertrap. It’s a pretty nifty universal camera trigger that can trigger your camera’s shutter with anything you can think of using a built-in intervalometer, a laser trigger, a sound sensor, and an Aux input that you can connect custom triggers to:

Think about it: You press your car horn, it takes a photo. Your phone rings, it takes a photo. The sun rises, it takes a photo. Anything is possible – and that’s why this camera trigger is so eminently hackable and exciting to experimental photographers all over the world!

There’s also a private sneak-peek of the Kickstarter video over on Vimeo. The password is TriggerTrap123.

The guy behind the project is Haje Jan Kamps, the blogger behind Photocritic. Early in 2010, Kamps wrote a pretty popular tutorial on how to build your own laser trigger for your DSLR. He’s planning on making the Triggertrap completely open source, but will also be selling kits and ready-made devices.

We’ll update this post on Thursday when the Kickstarter page goes public. What do you think of the idea?


Update: The Kickstarter page is now live and can be found here.


 
  • http://twitter.com/dland Dave Land

    I think it’s great: It’s like an open source API for your camera!

  • Eric

    Sounds like the existing Camera Axe project.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.kantor John Kantor

    The difference with Camera Axe seems to be that TriggerTrap comes with a variety of sensors built in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Veston-Di-Donato/100001436200909 Veston Di Donato

    I think that for the abstract/creative/random genre, this opens up whole new fields.  i.e. set it for a sunrise and you never know exactly what will be in front of the lens at that moment (other than the sunrise).  It sounds fun, and I would buy it just for the sake of messing around with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Veston-Di-Donato/100001436200909 Veston Di Donato

    I think that for the abstract/creative/random genre, this opens up whole new fields.  i.e. set it for a sunrise and you never know exactly what will be in front of the lens at that moment (other than the sunrise).  It sounds fun, and I would buy it just for the sake of messing around with it.