Instant Ex Camera
Another garage sale find for 50 cents.
I was happy with this shot for a stupid reason. (It's not that good.)
But several months ago on a website (Laughing Squid?) there was a picture of an exploding Polaroid camera.
When I first saw it, I was "Wow", what a great high speed job. then I looked closer and realized the whole thing was a CGI job.
It kind of irritated me.
So anyhow, this is what a real exploding Polaroid camera looks like.
I have not been shooting in my garage the last few weeks since I am working on a self contained high speed flash.
The power supply was giving me problems, but I have a working, if not entirely satisfactory, circuit running. I am using a 555 timer powered MOSFET to drive a cheap flyback transformer. I don't like the fact that the resonance of this transformer is low, about 2KHz, so it whines like an angry mosquito.
But it does make 20,000 volts.