22.4.10

Arduino Time Fountain Innovation



Using an Arduino analogue electronics board I am attempting to create a fountain installation that makes a a stream of water droplets appear as though they are moving backwards in time. This aliasing effect is created by a strobe light that illuminates the droplets at certain intervals, often seen when filming a car wheel or helicopter blades. I really like how the illusion works in realtime in much the same way as a television or projector does. However, when we are able to actually interact with the animation directly, shown in the video below, it becomes a whole and complete illusion.

The electronics I am using in the Arduino are simply a means of powering and controling the rate of the strobe light and pump. Hopefully it will have some other applications when working on my innovation, especially with midi and interactive installations.

The code I am using to control the arduino board, which is coincidentally based on the processing programming language.

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