For those who haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it’s a fundraising website where inventors and artists can appeal directly to the public for funding. Those who pledge money are promised something in return, often the item in development or a copy of the artwork.
I keep hearing about time-lapse projects through Kickstarter, which I find very exciting. Time-lapse benefits when many smart people try to overcome problems through affordable solutions. I think the time-lapse market will continue to grow as people discover how easy and interesting it is and we’ll see many new projects on Kickstarter. The following are a couple current Kickstarter projects (Aug. 2012) and a couple past ones. I don’t endorse any particular one and need to stress there’s risk involved in any early investment. I’m especially excited for any bulb-ramping features because there aren’t many good solutions on the market. Click any title to open more information in a new tab.
A simple, compact pan and tilt control with intervalometer. The interface is only three twist rings and three buttons.
Similar to the Astro but controlled through your smartphone.
This gained a lot of attention a couple months back. It’s a way to move your camera at timed intervals on almost any slider.
An art project that was funded through Kickstarter. The artist wanted money for equipment to do a long term time-lapse installation.