Camera Axe

The Camera Axe is a tool for photographers to trigger cameras or flashes based on signals from various sensors. It is useful for catching phenomena that happen too quickly for human reflexes, like photographing a popping balloon or a milk droplet splash. Other uses can be to catch things photographers don't want to wait around for like birds flying to a bird feeder or surveillance of people walking down a hallway. The possibilities are endless.

Camera Axe is created and designed by Maurice Ribble at Dreaming Robots ( and we at Proto-PIC are his official european distributor.

The hardware and software for this project are shared under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 3.0 License.


Check out the Camera Axe Flickr page for same awesome example photos.