Pictures from water droplets

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Pictures from water droplets

Dripping Billboard2.0There are not a lot of details on this, but I’d like to see how hard it would be to make a DIY version of this outstanding water droplet picture maker “This installation works like a flat shower that shoots out water droplets with different frequency. The difference in distance between droplets results in an image.” Link.

12 thoughts on “Pictures from water droplets

  1. fungus_amungus says:

    I’m pretty sure the image on the bottom is a mock-up. I saw this site a while ago (can’t seem to find it now) and it had a video of the gear in action. With slight timing irregularities and the fact that the water gets more spread out as it accelerates to the ground this is a little crude.

  2. fungus_amungus says:

    I’m pretty sure the image on the bottom is a mock-up. I saw this site a while ago (can’t seem to find it now) and it had a video of the gear in action. With slight timing irregularities and the fact that the water gets more spread out as it accelerates to the ground this is a little crude.

  3. radiorental says:

    If I understand this correctly the refresh rate would be time it takes a droplet to fall from the ‘shower head’ to the floor, also the image would have zero persistence

    Think of an inkjet printer doing the same thing on a continously scrolling piece of paper. Nice idea though.

  4. Crosius says:

    There’s another installation elsewhere on the web that uses air-bubbles floating up through fluid.

    patent for similar.

  5. schattenraum says:

    I’ve seen an installation like this at the Fusion music festival in Germany in summer.
    The problem of course is that the resolution decreases as the drops accelerate. Still looks quite cool. They “printed” messages word by word that were clear enough to read.

  6. elemenoh says:

    This is a fantastic concept but this is something that has been done long ago. My Gizmology professor, Stephen Pevnick, has been doing this for nearly 17 years! Take a look at his website and see for yourself.

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