The story of these photos begins with my husband taking a mechatronics (hope I spelled that right) class during this (his last!) semester in college. This class involves using a small programming board called an Arduino, and for the class final project he convinced his group members to work on programming the Arduino to work out the necessary settings for high speed photography. We’re now less than a month away from the end of the semester, and he and his group have gotten the rig to work out pretty consistently. I went over to the lab with Jason on Saturday and we played a bit more with the set up. These are some of the resulting photos. It’s amazing for my intuitive brain to consider that these beautiful pictures resulted from mathematically worked out settings for the shutter and flash.