How it works:
In the upper part there’s a nozzle dosing water droplets. A strobe light is used to illuminate them. Frequency of the strobe can be altered with embedded potentiometer. Tuning the strobe light’s frequency to the falling droplets creates an illusion of a droplet freezing mid-air, or even moving up!
How it’s made:
The exhibit has a hexagonal base, 750 mm height. In the central part of the base there’s a water container to catch the falling droplets, and behind it a vertical wall, hiding water pipes, and working as a screen to observe the phenomenon. In the frontal part the strobe’s potentiometer is situated. Whole design is made from lacquered MDF boards.