Easy to use, powerful features
Automatic, manual, and key-framed Bulb-ramping (bramping), HDR, USB control, Wireless remote, IR remote, Light Trigger, Low-Energy Bluetooth for triggering and monitoring via the iPhone
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By photographers, for photographers; the Timelapse+ is relevant. It starts with the best possible hardware, designed with the input of hundreds of photographers, and on top of that is the open-source firmware, which is a building block for the brilliant ideas of countless others.
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Shutter Control
2.5mm jack for adaptor cable to connect to camera's remote shutter port. There's also an AUX port for controlling other devices or receiving trigger signals.
Easy to use
With a simple menu system full of powerful and easy to configure features!
Compact Size
Measuring only 45mm x 75mm x 15mm! Built from durable ABS/PC blend plastic with rubbery buttons.
USB Host
Hardware support for USB host mode: allows the Timelapse+ to control the camera's parameters such as ISO, Aperture, Shutter and more! This allows for auto-bulb ramp, extended HDR and more. Currently supporting most Canon EOS cameras with partial support for Nikon (still in progress)
Light Sensor
For triggering the camera (e.g., lightning), as well as auto-bulb ramping!
IR transmitter
IR transmitter as an additional option for triggering the camera -- especially useful for cameras lacking other interfaces. Also includes a red flashlight for finding objects in the dark!
LE Bluetooth
Low-Energy Bluetooth for communication between Timelapse+ devices and future accessories, as well as control and monitoring via an iOS App!
USB Charging
Internal Lithium-Polymer battery charged via Micro-USB connector, with an extra charging port so that it can be charged while connected to the camera via USB
1/4-20 mount
Standard thread size for secure mounting. Also includes a reinforced loop for attaching a strap.
Time-lapse

The Timelapse+ can operate as a universal intervalometer for nearly any camera that supports a remote shutter release, and IR remote, or USB tethering. For a list of cameras and shutter adaptor cables, see this page.


HDR

Extended and long-exposure HDR sequences are also made easy with the Timelapse+. For nearly any camera that has IR or cable release control, the Timelapse+ can use the bulb mode for long-exposure, extended HDR sequences up to 11 frames, 3 stops apart. For fast shutter speeds and HDR sets spanning from more than 30 seconds long to faster than 1/20s, USB control can be used with compatible cameras (see USB compatibility), unlocking the full shutter speed range.



For additional information, check out the online manual

Bulb-ramp Time-lapse (bramping)

This is the flagship feature! The Timelapse+ can perform keyframe-based, guided, or fully automatic bulb ramping! For cameras supported by USB control, the Timelapse+ can additionally seamlessly integrate ISO control to smoothly ramp across a wide exposure range, making the "holy-grail" transition from day-to-night or night-to-day effortless! See this page for more info, and also be sure to check out the videos tab above for some examples.


Trigger

In addition to the intervalometer functions, the Timelapse+ can also be used to trigger the camera through changes in light, manually, via IR, or over Bluetooth from another Timelapse+ device or an iPhone that support BT4.0.



 
 
 

The idea
A couple years ago I (Elijah) became interested in time-lapse photography and needed an intervalometer. Watching my watch and pressing the shutter got old really quickly and the results were never quite right. I looked at various intervalometers but didn't find anything satisfactory for a reasonable price. So I thought I'd try making one (I didn't really need to make one, but I thought it would be fun anyway). So I made one with the Atmel AVR Butterfly evaluation board and a few extra parts. This worked, and I used it quite a bit, but I wanted a more "packaged" solution rather than just a bare board hanging off the camera. I also didn't like the limitation of the simple LCD.

So then I got more involved and made my own board, with the thought that maybe I'd try selling it in the future. I added wireless capabilities and designed a 3D printed case (from Ponoko). It wasn't perfect, but I realized that this new platform opened up a wide variety of new things. I began adding more to it and wanted to get it ready to sell so that I could better support further development.


Kickstarter
Then I heard about kickstarter from Sparkfun when they wrote about Brook Drumm's 3D Printer (which I was so bummed I couldn't afford at the time!) So I put together a video showing off the prototype and some time-lapse clips I filmed using the earlier prototype. Here's the video:


I launched the kickstarter campaign on December 31st, 2011, with the goal to raise $20,000 in preorders to get the project started. I thought this was quite ambitious, but there wasn't anything to lose. The first day it did well (at least to me!) and raised $1,622. Then on January 2nd, my friend Isaac Kamsin (novosolves.com) gave the tip to engadget's Insert Coin and Sharif Sakr wrote a wonderful article about the Timelapse+. By January 4th, just 2 days later, the funding passed $30,000, blowing away my $20k goal!

By the end, the project reached $165k with 1,248 backers and 1,249 Timelapse+ devices pre-ordered! It was way beyond what I expected, and although it's nothing compared to some projects, for me it was incredibly encouraging and exciting to see so many people affirm and believe in my work.

And with so many orders, it helped to bring the price of parts down so that I had room to make some improvements! One of my goals was to incorporate USB host capability so that it would be able to control more aspects of the camera. I didn't know if I'd be able to add that to this model or not initially so I didn't advertise it when I first created the kickstarter campaign.

But now, I'm excited to say it's better than ever and everything I hoped it would be! On the right is a photo of one of the final prototypes with a case that was 3D-printed by Shapeways. Initially most of the effort went into the hardware, since the firmware is easily upgradable via USB (unlike the hardware!). So as far as the extended features of the firmware go, there's still much that can be further developed, but the hardware support is there, and that's what matters most.

The final product was (and is still) assembled at RiverBend electronics in Rushford, MN! The cases have been injection-molded by ProtoMold in Maple Plain, MN.

After a huge effort and lots of help from friends and family, we managed to fulfill all of the 1400 preorders (from kickstarter and otherwise) -- it was such a relief to finally be on the other side of it all!


Current Status
It's still going strong! We're adding new features and improvements regularly and especially focusing on USB support for more cameras. Check out the updates page for the latest!

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   there's no big corporation behind the Timelapse+

just a lot of generous individuals who believed in the product


The Timelapse+ kickstarter campaign was started on December 31st, 2011 and finished 49 days later with 1,248 backers. This could not have been done without these people who believed in the product before it was ready for production. Not only did they make it possible financially, there have been countless contributions from many of the backers incorporated into the final product. Thank you backers!!!

Here is a list of some of the backers:

   there's no big corporation behind the Timelapse+

just a lot of generous individuals who believed in the product


The Timelapse+ kickstarter campaign was started on December 31st, 2011 and finished 49 days later with 1,248 backers. This could not have been done without these people who believed in the product before it was ready for production. Not only did they make it possible financially, there have been countless contributions from many of the backers incorporated into the final product. Thank you backers!!!

Here is a list of some of the backers:

Timelapse+ w/LE Bluetooth
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Package Contents:
  • Timelapse+ w/LE Bluetooth
  • Micro-B USB charging cable (charger not included)

IMPORTANT: most cameras require an adaptor cable which must be ordered seperately! (click below)

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This product is still in development, and although all features should work, many cameras operate differently and it hasn't been tested on every camera. We can't guarantee it will work as expected with your particular camera. That said, if for any reason you are not fully satisfied with the performance and/or compatibility, please contact us and we would love to work with you and do our best to get any issues resolved, or, if you prefer, you can send it back for a full refund within 60 days.

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