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Falling Marble

High Speed Photograpy Gallery - Falling Marble

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In this example I captured a marble as it dropped into a bowl of flour. 

For this picture I used the following components:

The Universal Photo Timer was used to activate the camera. A delay was set to capture the impact. The triggering was done with a laser pointer and an optical sensor. As the marble blocked the beam it triggered the timer.