7/5/11

10 Cameras + 1 Tesla Coil = 70 Megapixel Bullet Time Lightning.

Lightning simulator questacon05Image via Wikipedia

This was one of the more challenging projects that Rob Flickenger had to do and it took him a while. He had to build a physical mount to hold all of the cameras, wire them together to a repurposed PC power supply, recompile CHDK to eliminate as many unnecessary camera keystrokes as possible, write some scripts to facilitate taking and retrieving the photos, then shoot the actual photos without accidentally frying the whole rig. And, of course, build and operate the Tesla coil itself, edit together the stills, and compile the whole thing into a possibly entertaining video.

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4 comments:

  1. That lightning looks sweet!

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  2. Flickenger does it again

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  3. WoW! It's awesome! Science is really interesting!

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