Photographing Water Drops
- Hack Details: Water drops have a fascinating if short life. Photographing them is difficult, but not impossible: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01872/firestarter_1872646i.jpg I’d like to build a simple hardware setup to make this kind of photography available to all. This will require a simple valve mechanism to generate a drip-on-demand, a sensor to detect the drip falling, and a trigger mechanism for a digital SLR, using an Arduino + simple electronics. I have the camera, trigger cable, Arduino and tons of electronics & wood. I also have some fluroscene and UV LEDs to add some fun if it actually works.
- What you need to make it happen? Need to build a simple frame, work out the drip sensor (IR sensor?) write a bit of software on the Arduino to fire the camera trigger. And maybe a UV LED array “flash”.
- Name: Mike
- Twitter/website: twitter.com/MikeHibbett