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Thanks for the tip, Dennis!
That's awesome! I want to explore more on the laser-triggered end of things and pop some balloons, too.
I did try using wireless triggers, but I found that the extra circuitry caused very slight, but noticeable delays between the two flash units, which would lead to ghosting effects. They were also less consistent in their timing, so doing the time-lapse sequences was more difficult. Thus, I switched to a direct-wired setup.
It depends on what you already do and don't have. The pieces that are specific to the droplet and high-speed photography are relatively inexpensive (Arduino < $20, a few components < $5, extensions tubes ~ $20, off camera flash ~$30, solenoid ~ $10). That's about $85, but it assumes you have a suitable camera and lens already, and for many, I know that's a big assumption.
Hoping for the best sometimes pays off too, and certainly doesn't require as much setup!
High-speed cameras are far too expensive for me right now, so this is my compromise.
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