6.163 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate

Strobe Project Laboratory


The calendar below provides information on the lectures and labs for the course.

1 Introduction to Strobe Photography

BCPS Equation, Lens Equation and Magnification

Synch and Delay

What Makes a Good Team Member?

Lab 1: Synch and Delay  
2 Macro Lenses, Field of View

How to Write a Lab Report?

3 Light Measurement - Units and Methods


Practical Exercise (Solo)  
4 Project Planning

In-class Project-planning Exercise

5 Evaluate Project Plans from Last Class

Photographs under Mixed Lighting (i.e., Flash and Continuous Light)

What Makes Good Multiflash?

GN for Multiflash, Background/Subject Contrast, Separation and Overexposure

Lab 2: Stroboscopy  
6 Review Lab Reports

In-class Generation of Project Ideas for Multiflash - Plan Multiflash

7 Overview of HSV (High Speed Video); Shadowgraphs; Past Final Lab 3: Multiflash  
8 Schlieren Photography

Edgerton Slide Show

9 Edgerton Video

Meet in Lab Groups and Brainstorm Potential Final Projects

10 Brainstorm Potential Final Projects (cont.) Lab 4: HSV (High Speed Video) Each student emails 2 final project concepts to teacher (one day after Lec #10)
11 Evaluate Final Project Ideas    
12 How to Select a Mark 1 Project Lab 5: Bullet Photography Homework distributed
13 In-class Planning of Mark 1 Project    
14 Presentation Tips Mark I Project  
15 Strobe Circuits and Strobe Process   Homework due
16 Mark I Oral Reports (First 3 Lab Groups) Mark I Project (cont.)  
17 Mark I Oral Reports (cont.) (Last 3 Lab Groups)   Mark I written reports due one day after Lec #17
18 Return and Review Homework Final Project  
19 Quiz    
20 Guest Lecture - Motion Analysis from High-speed Video Records    
21 Blackbody Emission vs. Line Emission Final Project (cont.)  
22 Other Strobe Applications    
23 Guest Lecture - Life as a High-speed Imaging Consultant Final Project (cont.)  
24 Derive BCPS Equation, HKN Evaluation    
25 Final Project Presentations (First 3 Groups) Presentations  
26 Final Project Presentations (cont.) (Last 3 Groups)   Written component of final project due

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2005
Learning Resource Types
Image Gallery
Demonstration Videos
Exams with Solutions
Projects with Examples