6.163 Strobe Project Laboratory

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.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive image gallery and lecture outlines in the lecture notes section. In addition, laboratory assignments for the course are available in the labs section.

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.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mov.

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Prof. James Bales

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
3 hours / session



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