Instructables: exploring - technology - flash - featured Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:23:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Chewing Gum USB !!
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> =SMART= Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files after...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:46:07 PDT
DIY Lego USB Flashdrive
DIY Lego USB Flashdrive - More DIY How To Projects]]> CarterBond Are you a fan of Legos? Need a case for that small USB device, such as a flash drive or a USB dongle. Your at the right place. This project is somewhat simple to do, you just need some basic skills with a couple of tools! Lets get started! Gather Your Supplies What you need: Lego Brick-(I used a ...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 01:00:35 PDT
Point-and-Shoot Ring Flash Diffuser
Point-and-Shoot Ring Flash Diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> alpacalypse Give your cheap digital camera a cool upgrade usually reserved for high-end photography by creating a ring flash diffuser from stuff around the house!If your like me, and can't even afford a DSLR, then you probably can't afford a $300 ring flash either. Not to worry, by diffusing the light from your...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:11:22 PDT
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> patricholas424 If you love creating, then you have come to the right place. This instructable is made for Nokia Lumia 1020 owners & Smart Phone photographers everywhere! First things first, having a Nokia Lumia 1020 alone is not enough for this Instructable. You will also need the Camera Grip for Nokia Lumia 10...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:45:22 PDT
Cheap Macro-Softbox / Bouncer for external Flash / Speedlight (DSLR) confu Here´s a really quick and dirt-cheap way to modify an external flash for using it in macro-photography. An external flash (at least one mounted on the top of your camera) won´t help much trying to illuminate an object right in front of your lens. So you have to get it´s light to go where you need i...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:50:17 PDT
High Speed Outdoor Photography
High Speed Outdoor Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> sebrub High speed photography is generally carried out in a dark room with dedicated equipment (controlled remote flash for example)... The instructable proposed here enables to make high speed photography outside (and enjoy the sun!), in less than 2 hours with some generic DIY basic tools. The principle ...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 07:51:29 PST
Poorman's Flash For Lomography
Poorman's Flash For Lomography - More DIY How To Projects]]> pocholox8 What's up fellow makers? Today, we will be making a flash for your diana lomography camera when you are on the cheap. Another awesome addition in my flash is that you can change the color of the flash! awesome right? and If you guys noticed, some of my pictures have a touch of lomography-esque effec...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:06:54 PDT
Silicone Flash Filter
Silicone Flash Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi Usually it's funny test new ways to obtain some results. I've two Canon 580EX flashes and I'm already comfortable with coloured filters which fit under the plastic flap. Anyway since I though up a way to make a filter from a commonly used tool, I wish to show you this brain-child. I bought these...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:01:04 PDT
High Speed Photography
High Speed Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> geo bruce 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 passion...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 04:09:17 PDT
Apple Airport Photo Flashgun Diffuser
Apple Airport Photo Flashgun Diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> gmjhowe Apple went through this phase where they would use a white lined acrylic for all there products. It was great for letting light through, which they even used to that effect with the status lights in the iMacs of the time. I have made a lot of flash diffusers in the past, using anything I could get ...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 14:35:32 PDT
DIY Light Scoop Template
DIY Light Scoop Template - More DIY How To Projects]]> spooledup7 Light scoops work wonders for indoor flash photography by shifting your camera's built in flash from direct to indirect lighting.  The reflector mirror blocks the direct flash and illuminates the ceiling and walls to give a more ambient light fill. It's not dramatic, but it may be that little extra ...
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:28:29 PDT
Bounce Flash Means Better Instructables
Bounce Flash Means Better Instructables - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phil B Photography means writing with light. It is not about a great camera, but about understanding and manipulating light. Bounce flash is a good way to produce pleasing lighting for Instructables photos and for other purposes. It can also be easy to do. The photo shows my old Pentax digital camera. The...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:25:05 PDT
Photo Hacks randofo Listed here are 34 fun and engaging photo hacks to add some life to your next photo project. You can experiment with lighting setups, backgrounds, techniques, angles, and even camera mods. Ever wonder what would happen if you took a flash diffused shot from a forty foot pole? Or perhaps you have al...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:51:37 PDT
~$20 Portable Lightbox for Photography
~$20 Portable Lightbox for Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Insomniac Hi there! This project came about from my hobby of collecting and trading vintage film cameras online. I needed a more professional-looking method of taking photos for my ads. I saw a couple of different 'ibles here doing roughly the same thing, but I had a particular requirement: I wanted mine to p...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:44:32 PST
How to Use Motion Tweens in Flash CS5
How to Use Motion Tweens in Flash CS5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nikkisaurus Tween - (noun) - A word used to describe a person who is neither a young child nor an adolescent, one of an age in the range of 8 to 12 years old or a similar range (thank you Wikipedia). Tween - (verb) - To generate intermediate frames in an animated sequence so as to give the appearance of smooth ...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:30:32 PST
LED macro light - DIY
LED macro light - DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> zorwick  I am not big macro freak I don't buy a macro lens to not use it. Sometimes it's handy but that's all for me. Instead of a macro lens I bought three close-up+ filters for my 85mm lens with the filter thread 67mm diameter. First I took some macro shoots using my super bright LED torch, but later of c...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:58:19 PST
DIY Flash Diffuser in 5 Minutes
DIY Flash Diffuser in 5 Minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> bhvm The market is Flooded with Various Flash diffusers. Big and small, Costly and Cheap. Why make one? Because I can! And for almost nothing, your 5 minutes Self made Diffuser surely sharpens your Boast-Boat. Onto the next page. Materials Things Required- Chart paper or other Thick Stiff paper (Like...
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 07:10:29 PST
Omnidirectional Flash Diffuser
Omnidirectional Flash Diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi Sometimes you could find useful let your flash still in a place and take your photos all around. This is pretty true in case you're making a 360° panoramic photo. You can't move your light source from a shot to the other because in assembly process you'll see the differences in the shadows. You'll w...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:36:47 PST
USB Flash Diskette
USB Flash Diskette - More DIY How To Projects]]> Analogue-Chick I made this USB flash diskette a couple of months ago after salvaging floppy disks for garbage from our school's computer laboratory. I wasn't really sure what to do with it, but I got a feeling of saving them for later. Maybe I could make a lampshade out of it or just anything if I have free time. ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:02:15 PST
Unexpensive Snoot Grid for Flash
Unexpensive Snoot Grid for Flash - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi Some time ago I wished to experiment some photographic tecniques, to create effects that makes you marvel. Some of these tecniques are actually very simple, as smoke photography, light painting, and also using a flash snoot to make unique photos. Here I explain you to build a flash grid snoot from d...
By: andrea biffi

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:06:18 PST
Light bouncer for SLRs internal flash: Simple and effective
Light bouncer for SLRs internal flash: Simple and effective - More DIY How To Projects]]> kotoezh This bouncer differs from others, because it reflects some of the light to the ceiling and some - on the object you are shooting, giving you outstanding result,  just like firing up with external flash indoors. +  It is very easy and quick to make. It takes less than 5 minutes to make it. +  The mo...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:02:13 PST
DIY Quick System - for DIY photo light modifiers
DIY Quick System - for DIY photo light modifiers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aud1073cH I was reading the DIYP Gear Buying Guide, and they mentioned the Honl Speed Strap System. Its a versatile portable system of modifiers for your strobe.   I've already started my own set of DIY modifiers from ideas on DIY Photography, and here on Instructables, so I didn't need a whole system. ...
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Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:36:47 PDT
Theatrical Effects: Replicating a Pyrotechnic Effect Without Any Pyro
Theatrical Effects: Replicating a Pyrotechnic Effect Without Any Pyro - More DIY How To Projects]]> pjensen No pyro? What fun is there in that? Well, unfortunately, for Woodbury Community Theatre's prodution of the Wizard of Oz, the high school would not let us use pyro in the theatre (And anyways, hiring a licensed pyrotechnician for the shows would cost over 5 grand, plus the cost of filling the necessa...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:28:59 PDT
How To Make A USB Cable Flash Drive
How To Make A USB Cable Flash Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mahmoud Alaa You open your bag in silence and pull out your laptop and grab a USB cable and people look to you surprised  and say " What does he think hi€™s going to do with that USB cable?!!" You plug it in your laptop and continue on with your work. If you are bored and would like to change the appearance o...
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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:37:44 PDT
The Nosey USB-Sheep
The Nosey USB-Sheep - More DIY How To Projects]]> dtextor I made this little USB-Sheep as a gift for my girlfriend. It's easy to build and looks very cute when hanging from a desktop or laptop usb slot. It will definitely raise some attention in your office. ------------------------------------- Material: 1 stuffed animal (I used a Nicci keychain sheep) 1 ...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:52:39 PDT
Incredible DIY iPhone Macro
Incredible DIY iPhone Macro - More DIY How To Projects]]> Radioactive_Legos After taking apart dozens of disposable cameras over the years, I found myself with a lot of lenses of varying sizes and nothing to use them for... until now! By making a simple carriage that would hold the lens and attach to my iPhone via rubber band, I was able to make a virtually free macro lens...
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:24:29 PDT
Arduino Flash Controller for Photography
Arduino Flash Controller for Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zakafarious Being a broke amateur photographer isn't easy. Film, chemicals and paper aren't cheap and a budget for some studio lights is non existant. So, I decided to, with the help of my trusty arduino, create my own sync controller to use with disposable camera flash circuits.   By using a photoresistor ...
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 17:46:02 PDT
48 Channel Mono / 16 Channel RGB LED Controller
48 Channel Mono / 16 Channel RGB LED Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChromationSystems The 48 Channel Mono/16  Channel RGB LED Controller by Chromation Systems can be used to independantly control 48 groups/channels (up to 120ma per group) of mono-color LEDs or 16 groups/channels of common anode RGB LEDs. It utilizes 3x TLC5940 LED drivers controlled with a PIC 18F2550 microcontroller...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:27:44 PDT
Attack of the Killer Strobes
Attack of the Killer Strobes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nano_Burger Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of your camera flash units? Well, you should! Because it could be killing your camera! If you like to mix old and new technologies, you may want to put that 1980's vinatge camera flash unit on your 1990's vintage camera or even on spanking new digicam.  Well...
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Sat, 16 Jun 2012 01:57:24 PDT
MIB Neuralizer Gun
MIB Neuralizer Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> florlayamp     Have you ever had the problem of needing to keep aliens or secret double agents still while you fumble for that gadget in your pocket to erase their memories; but while doing so all they escape because you drop the neurolizer on the ground and it goes off on you? Then to top it off your boss s...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 15:38:18 PDT
Double-ended USB flash drive
Double-ended USB flash drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus I don't want to have one flash drive on hand, I want two. And if I'm going to be carrying two drives around I'd like to keep them together so they don't get lost. Thus the double-ended USB flash drive. It keeps my files together and looks nicer than a couple of drives hot glued together. Why not ju...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:23:53 PDT
Eliminate Standby Power with a Desktop Power Switch!
Eliminate Standby Power with a Desktop Power Switch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Radioactive_Legos We all know it's happening. Even when your appliances (TV, computer, speakers, external hard drives, monitors, etc.) are turned "OFF," they are still actually on, in standby mode, wasting power. Some plasma TVs actually use more power in standby mode than they do when in use! About 13% of househo...
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Sun, 10 May 2009 18:05:15 PDT
Bullet Cartridge USB Drive
Bullet Cartridge USB Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> moengineer This is my very FIRST Instructable!  I've enjoyed this site for a few years and decided to contribute. Yesterday I was admiring the USB drives in the Steampunk section and decided to create my own.  With a few hand tools, a couple hours and some creativity I created my own.  This drive doesn't refl...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:04:03 PST
Make a silhouette glow wall
Make a silhouette glow wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> CaptPikel Some of us were talking at work and thought it would be cool to make a glow wall for a Halloween party at work. I never got around to it unfortunately. I have wanted to do this since Halloween but haven't had the time to until now. Overall this was a fun project even if I made and tested it alone :(...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:14:03 PST
Motion Sensing Flasher with SFX
Motion Sensing Flasher with SFX - More DIY How To Projects]]> circuitmage This instructable covers a moderately simply way to put a few electronics gadgets together to make an automated Halloween greeting device, complete with flasher and sound effect box! For about 2 years I have wanted to put this thing together. Finally, I spent about half of my last Sunday and have ...
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Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:44:51 PDT
Land Camera Electronic Flash Mount
Land Camera Electronic Flash Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo After you have modified an electronic flash to work with your Polaroid land camera, you will find that you need a way to mount it on the camera. I found that the easiest way to do this was to use the flashbulb unit as a base and modify it to support the electronic flash. This is relatively straight ...
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Mon, 3 Oct 2011 16:51:14 PDT
DIY Color Checker
DIY Color Checker - More DIY How To Projects]]> ARCHellas Anyone involved in photography recognizes the ColorChecker (Originally Gretag-Macbeth, now X-Rite/Pantone). That 24 solid sqaures of color target photographed millions of times to verify color rendition, and adjust software and monitors to show colors as seen originally by the photographer (or camer...
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Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:07:07 PDT
Electronic Flash M-Sync Hack
Electronic Flash M-Sync Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo This is a mod that allows you to effectively use an electronic flash with cameras built before the 1970s. However, before I get into why this mod works, I should explain briefly why electronic flashes typically do not work with old cameras. Before the 1970s, cameras that operated with a flash used ...
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:50:39 PDT
Gel your flash
Gel your flash - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivars_v The first question may be - WHY? Simple - to balance the color of your flash with ambient light. When shooting with flash under incandescent lighting your subject will often be too blue and background too orange. A correction filter (gel) will make the light from the flash warmer to match the incan...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:06:22 PDT
5$ macro flash diffuser
5$ macro flash diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivars_v There are numerous flash diffuser instructables on this site but most of them are cumbersome, fragile, waste flash power and are not easy to pack. To get really sharp macro photos you must use small apertures for sufficient depth of field and really rigid support and non moving subject. Or just use...
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Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:26:22 PDT
Photography Speedlite Flash L bracket for Strobist Photography
Photography Speedlite Flash L bracket for Strobist Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> supertsai This post is for fans of the Strobist method of off light camera lighting. One problem I've had with my speedlites over the past few months is getting the mount on my umbrella softboxes to work correctly with umbrella softboxes. Umbrella softboxes pose a problem because the standard umbrella bracke...
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:55:18 PDT
Create visually appealing Instructables
Create visually appealing Instructables - More DIY How To Projects]]> ayoung5 Want make an Instructable that is visually easy to follow? Has less people asking how its done 'because I cant see what goes on behind your hand'? If a picture is worth a thousand words then a better picture is worth far more. Keeping that in mind, the better the picture is composed, the less you s...
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Mon, 8 Aug 2011 06:53:55 PDT
The Antler Drive.
The Antler Drive. - More DIY How To Projects]]> EricRaines Hello fellow Instructable enthusiasts, this is my first Instructable and I am already addicted! I have been making casings for flash drives for a little while and I love working with deer antler, so the two naturally met. Making an "Antler Drive" is not difficult and does not require a large worksh...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:39:26 PDT
UV light photography II
UV light photography II - More DIY How To Projects]]> KresimirPregernik So, UV photos...well problem is a weak LED light and therefore long exposures... I needed a strong source of UV light....specially for underwater use... All my led's power is calculated at 3,6V x  2A .... 7,2 Wat' dissipation.. collateral looses...and so on. Weak. Long lightning is good... bu...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 02:37:58 PDT
Arduino Candygrabber
Arduino Candygrabber - More DIY How To Projects]]> odvratno.zgodan I've seen a lot of ways to communicate to arduino over the net, but none of them could handle pushing back the messages from arduino to the client(you) in real time and vice versa. In this instructable you will learn how to connect to your arduino and control it over the net, set up a video stream,...
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Sun, 27 Mar 2011 03:34:40 PDT
Q&D-Poor man's-Skinner-Sadist-Jeopardy game
Q&D-Poor man's-Skinner-Sadist-Jeopardy game - More DIY How To Projects]]> israelff In this instructable you will learn how to make a Q&D-Poor man's-Skinner-Sadist-Jeopardy game . First off, the disclaimer: I'm not responsible of whatever you do. You have to know that with a great power comes...bla-bla-bla. Just be careful and remember that electricity reserves respect. While the ...
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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:19:38 PST
Disco pants!
Disco pants! - More DIY How To Projects]]> o0mouse0o I've been invited to go to a friends 40th birthday party and want to take a present that will be appreciated. He is a bit of a tech head and has also been known to get drunk and shout PANTS! a lot. So I've decided to make him a pair of flashing LED disco pants. The idea is that the LEDs will be con...
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 14:46:43 PDT
Build ring light for your camera
Build ring light for your camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> nygma2004 I am not a professional photographer, not even into marco photography that much, but quite often I find difficult to take good detailed shots of my railway models. The flash on my Canon camera casts deep shadows over the ridges so I often end up bringing 5-6 light to the subject to get as many light...
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Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:30:31 PDT
SteamTorch (a steampunk flashlight)
SteamTorch (a steampunk flashlight) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kaelessin "The velvety darkness pressed in around them and soft, muffled, and yet mysteriously menacing sounds crept towards their ears. The captain reached into his rucksack and took hold of his torch, with a slight whir and then a click, it blazed into life and the creatures shuffled off" Having been a whi...
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Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:12:25 PDT
Laser Triggered High-Speed Photography
Laser Triggered High-Speed Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> Frivolous Engineering In order to consistently photograph something like milk drops the usual method uses a high-end camera ($500 and up), Speedlite flash ($300 and up) and an optical electronic delayed flash trigger ($120 and up). There are lots of DIY circuits for this purpose, but they still require a good camera a...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 20:52:04 PDT