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High Speed Photo with Arduino

3/14/2011 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

This was a little experiment we did to try to capture the exact moment when a drop splashes on water and to catch a balloon wen it has just bursted.

We rigged up a Light Dependent Resistor, a laser and a microphone to an Arduino and programmed it to pick up variation in light and sound peaks to trigger the photography flashes.
Then we went in a dark room, set up the camera in "bulb" mode and let the flashes do the work.

Watch the video to find out how it all worked out!

by John Revel

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.