March 03, 2014

Entropy and water-drop photography with Arduino

The worlds of Arduino and photography often can be combined into an amazing project or result, and one example of this has been shown by Pablo Barquín from Physalia studio. In his work, he shows the concept of entropy via photographing two thousand water droplets and converting the images to be part of an animation.

The Arduino part of the project used a laser-pointer and photodiode to detect water drops, which then activated a flash trigger and the shutter to capture each droplet. After a lot of experimenting with water-droppers, camera equipment and electronics - the system became a success and allowed for some stunning photography. Finally, the results of the project are shown in the following video:

For complete details about the project, including theory and some great photography - visit the Physalia studio website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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