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…is just one of almost a thousand beautiful moments captured as high-speed photographs in Flickr user Alan Sailer’s photostream. I recommend starting with his My Favorites set. [via Dude Craft]

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Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. that’s a 22cal pellet — it doesn’t _really_ matter, but I thought you might want to know.

    1. although to be a pedantry completist, it’s entirely possible that it’s actually a .177 pellet. without a scale reference in the photo, etc etc.

      1. JamesW says:

        Well, in the interest of total completeness, it could be a .20 caliber, too…

        1. John says:

          or .177 caliber.

          1. Well, in the interest of TOTAL completeness, the fact that we have no frame of reference means that he could have hand crafted the gun, bullet, and ornament. This means that it could, very well, be a 10.00 caliber round and a really, really, big ornament.

      2. JamesB says:

        “pedantry completist” sounds so good, I had to go look it up. Nice words. And I thought the slug looked a little small to be a 22 cal to.

        But besides that, the photo is really good. I made a photocell flash trigger for the Arduino, and played with an audio trigger as well, and it is tough to get good lighting, timing, and composition like this.

      3. Thanks, Dustin, and to everyone else who pointed out the error.  Quite belatedly, it is now fixed!  Cheers- SMR

      4. Thanks, Dustin, and to everyone else who pointed out the error.  Quite belatedly, it is now fixed!  Cheers- SMR

      5. Thanks, Dustin, and to everyone else who pointed out the error.  Quite belatedly, it is now fixed!  Cheers- SMR

  2. ch s says:

    That’s a pellet, not a BB. Pellets are made from lead and designed to be fired from a rifled barrel. BB’s are steel and generally fired through a smoothbore. BB’s look exactly like ball bearings. Pellets look like… That.