With this device you’ll be able to:
take pictures from anything you can sense or detect:
- movement
- sound
- …
You don’t need to modify your camera or flash for this.
It’s compatible with the old High Voltage flashes and the new TTL ones.

Why I did this project?
A friend of me who's really passionate about photography showed me some high speed photography examples. And how expensive the equipment you need is.
I said there must be a DIY solution for that and I started tinkering.
We've done some experiments and you can see the results in the pictures below.
for more pictures from Sanne
see here http://www.flickr.com/people/sannegovaert/

After following this instructable you'll be able to make such pictures too!!

What I would do with the zing
If I win the zing laser cutter then my lab is complete, and will I be able to go crazy.
I'll make: robots, enclosures, front panels, puzzles, build kits, moose heads, etch some cool things
I've been waiting a long time to make this instructable so I could join the zing contest and here I'm

Step 1: Laser Trigger (Light Barrier) Sensor

The laser trigger exists of 2 pieces:
-the sensor (this step)
-Laser itself (next step)

See the included pictures for the circuits
You'll need:
  • a phototransistor / photodiode
  • just a resistor like 10k
Those pictures are AMAZING :O !!!!!!!!!!!!
thnx <br> <br>Bedankt ;)
you're welcome:)
Great ible and wow, BEAUTIFUL photos!!! That mix of colors looks like heaven to me!
I'm still amazed, how good they look! <br>thnx for your comment
<p>I really like you article of high speed photography. I want to do the same for my hobby of high power rocketry. I have a 1/4&quot; lunch rod with a light pipe inside. So when the bird launches the launch lug blocks the light. This is sensed by a photo transistor which triggers the camera. </p><p>My problem is I have not found a camera that have fast enough shutter/reaction to catch the bird. </p><p>Any suggestion on what camera to use?</p><p>Rocket Nut</p>
<p>Where have you found a phototransistor that can stand the 250V trigger voltage of a &quot;high voltage&quot; flash like my old Sunpac 411?</p>
<p>Hey, I wanna try to make this as my semester project. I'm pretty new to all o this and my only question is: are the buttons and lcd screen really neccessary or could I leave those out?</p>
<p>Could you provide the schematic for the flash trigger circuits, as I would love to make one of these and the pictures provided are somewhat unclear.</p>
<p>Amazing Pix</p><p>Just a quick question : How do you trigger the shutter release on the camera? Is it in anyway sync'd to the flash. I noticed you have a receiver with a PC cord connected to the shutter release, but was'nt sure how you were activating the receiver.</p><p>Appreciate your response, and great project once again</p>
<p>Usualy the technique for this pictures is by having the camera on BULB MODE and then the flash does the rest :)</p>
<p>impressive work. I raise my hat.</p>
<p>It's perfect. Can I see project's video or pictures. Like button function, LCD screen details.</p>
no there is no video of it<br>You just get a &quot;boot screen&quot;<br>after that you'll get a screen with 2 variables you can adjust with the buttons
<p>Hi geo bruce, </p><p>Great images!</p><p>Your photos reminded me of these raindrops hitting my wood deck at sunset. Try capturing this type of photo as the end of rainclouds pass over you and the sun peeks through. I lived in Mons (Bergen) for six years. You'll have the opportunity! </p>
<p>It's nice indeed, but I maybe going for a picture like this<br>that's another cool effect</p>
<p>Hey Geo Bruce,</p><p>Sure you took the time and created an ible, drew electrical<br>schematics, made a laser, applied physics, and performed mathematical<br>calculations; but SGMChef took a picture of a raindrop.Give SGM the pat on the back she/he deserves, and see if you can rise to challenge given.</p>
just incredible!!!!!=O
formidable, ... !!!
+1 Vote and favorited! Gotta try this. Thanks
thank you!!

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Bio: Hello, I'm Bruce. I'm a student in Belgium. I have a wide variety of interests: electronics, computers, technology, ... In my spare time I ... More »
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