Recently Triggertrap was nice enough to send me one of their devices to use with my Canon DSLR (Amazon). After some initial fooling around with it, I decided to use it as an Intervalometer, as seen being set up above. Although I haven’t tried everything, this is but one function that the Triggertrap cable/app combo does.
Besides the well-advertised fact that it works with smartphones, I was able to use it on my non-3G iPad. A few features were missing, mostly having to do with GPS functionality, but there are still many tools to play with.
To test it out, I decided to use my iPad/camera to take a time-lapse video of my panning GoPro time-lapse device to show how it worked. I think the video (after the link) turned out quite nicely:
This device can trigger your camera in a lot of crazy ways, and apparently the functionality is meant to expand as the developers think of new ideas. One feature that I thought was cool was the sound reactive function. Basically, you clap or make a loud noise and it takes a picture.
As for why this qualifies as a “DIY” device, maybe in itself it’s not. This company does, however, have a shield available for the Arduino as well as a stand-alone trigger device that has similar functionality the the smartphone cord. Below is a video of the stand-alone device in action:
Especially if you don’t have a remote trigger device for your DSLR camera, this device is worth checking this out if you have a smartphone. Thanks again to Triggertrap; I always enjoy playing with new devices!