Archived Versions

6.163 Strobe Project Laboratory

As taught in: Fall 2005

A bullet shot through fruit.

As in the famous photographs by Prof. Harold "Doc" Edgerton, strobe lighting makes possible an accurately timed photograph of a bullet passing through two pieces of fruit. (Image courtesy of Tara Andrews, Ruben Brown, Francisco Delatorre, and Heather Hooper. Used with permission.)




Dr. James Bales

Course Features

Course Description

This is a laboratory experience course with a focus on photography, electronic imaging, and light measurement, much of it at short duration. In addition to teaching these techniques, the course provides students with experience working in a laboratory and teaches good work habits and techniques for approaching laboratory work. A major purpose of 6.163 is to provide students with many opportunities to sharpen their communication skills: oral, written, and visual.