DIY High Speed Splash Photography

May 10, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

DIY High Speed Splash Photography

May 10, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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We’ve shared several interesting DIY projects that revolve around an Arduino, they’re pretty nifty little boards if you have the know how or the willingness to learn. It seems like the photography tinkerers out there are coming up with some new use for them on a pretty regular basis. Take this video from Thomas Burg, Johannes Gottwald, and MAKE, for example. Using an Arduino UNO, the team has devised a way to build a high speed photography set-up, that takes the guess work out of capturing splashes of various sorts.

If you’ve been attempting this the hard way (dropping an object in the water and hoping your timing is right when you press the shutter release on your camera), you know how frustrating it can be. This setup will allow you to capture the moment repeatedly, with little effort. (And don’t be scared off by having to program an Arduino–you can download the simple program for free from Thomas Burg.)

Here’s the video:

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This isn’t the only way to get the job done, but is a way, and it does work. So if you’re looking for a rainy day project, or just want to build one of these setups for yourself, you can check out the blog post over on Makezine for a more detailed  explanation.

[ via ISO 1200 | Makezine ]

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One response to “DIY High Speed Splash Photography”

  1. David Halliday Avatar
    David Halliday

    Don’t cut the cables so close to the other end – leave a couple inches and save it.

    You never know when you might need one of them…