The Stratosnapper1, is now replaced by the Stratosnapper2. These pages are for reference only.

Ever wondered how everything looked from above? The StratoSnapper will let you take control of your on-board camera. It’s highly configurable via software, it takes a standard servo input and triggers your camera via the infrared receiver.

It comes with a software utility that will allow you to customize everything from video recording, still photo triggering, time-lapse photography, zoom and more. Basically, if your camera supports a command via infrared remote control, so does the StratoSnapper.

Check out this video of the StratoSnapper in action:

It supports two servo inputs. You could for example have video on/off on one switch, and still-photo trigger on the other. The StratoSnapper also supports traditional wire-trigger, but you have to hack the cable your self. There is a bare-end cable supplied that will plug in to the StratoSnapper, but there is a true jungle of proprietary connectors out there. So for now – this is just a bonus – feel free to play with it. The wire port is completely electrically isolated from the StratoSnapper, so no harm will come to either your camera or the StratoSnapper.

It comes with two servo cables, IR transmitter, and a bare end cable for wire-triggering. We will also throw in some Dual Lock fasteners for easy mounting. No, the euro is not included…


  • Dual servo input
  • IR transmitter that works with hundreds of cameras
  • Light weight (< 6g)
  • Measures 26 x 34 mm
  • Low power consumption
  • Configurable interval/time-lapse ability
  • USB interface for easy configuration via PC/Mac utility
  • Takes standard 5v servo power. Don’t push it beyond 6v.
  • Ultra bright IR transmitter for reliable operation in all lighting conditions
  • Status LED will indicate triggering with a short flash.
  • “Do it your self” – option for traditional wire-trigger.
  • 100% lead-free. RoHS compliant.

What’s in the box?

  • StratoSnapper main board
  • Two servo cables (32 cm)
  • IR transmitter cable (20 cm)
  • Bare-end wire-trigger cable (20 cm) for DIY.
  • Dual Lock re-closeable fasteners for easy mounting

The USB connection is a standard USB-mini. Not included.


For all the “do-it-your-self” people:

We are aware that taking things apart is both fun and useful. We appreciate and welcome that. It’s great to see new uses that we didn’t think of. So, we will make it easy!
During the spring 2012 we will release an Arduino software kit, that will allow you to play with the electronics (and restore it). The on-board micro-controller is arduino compatible and we did manage to squeeze in the arduino bootloader. However we need to finish up on the work on how to easily restore it to it’s original firmware. To be updated..

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5 thoughts on “StratoSnapper1

  1. Hello

    Since I purchased a StratoSnapper form you some months ago not had the chance to test and use it. I am now trying to connect it to my PC via the USB connection and am having some problems.

    I’ve downloaded the StratoSnapper software and drivers as indicated on your web pages, but when I plug the StratoSnapper into my laptop USB port, no new device is recognised by Windows (I’m using Win7 64-bit). I thus get no opportunity to load the drivers.

    I notice that the green LED light on the StratoSnapper stays on so assume that the unit is powered OK.

    Can you please advise on how I may proceed as I really need to get this working as soon as possible.


  2. Mine does the same thing. My pc make the noise it’s seeing it when I plug it in but nothing else. Also, software does not open.
    windows 8 64bit

  3. My did the same. Then I downloaded the 32 bit version even though I have a 64 bit PC and it works perfect. Try the 32 bit software.

  4. What type of connector is that you’re using to connect the wire trigger to the board?

  5. I have an older Version V10 Stratosnapper . I have never used it before . How do I download the updated firmware for this unit . Will it work on your latest software

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