441 Perfectly Sphere Water Droplets Aligned to a Grid

Davide GombaJune 10th, 2011

[pe lang] shares a system to spill water drops over a surface: many different uses from medical to artistic purposes.

achine that adds drops of water onto a special textured surface. Each drop forms into an almost perfect sphere through the surface tension of the water and the omniphopic Material. The electronically controlled pipette wanders through a square grid of 21 x 21 drops to form a micro-matrix and returns to the beginning. After approximately 300 minutes, and when thewater drops have evaporated, the same process starts again.

Via  [Gizmodo], source [Arduino Forum]

3 Responses to “441 Perfectly Sphere Water Droplets Aligned to a Grid”

  1. 41 Perfectly Sphere Water Droplets Aligned to a Grid « adafruit industries blog Says:

    [...] 41 Perfectly Sphere Water Droplets Aligned to a Grid… achine that adds drops of water onto a special textured surface. Each drop forms into an almost perfect sphere through the surface tension of the water and the omniphopic Material. The electronically controlled pipette wanders through a square grid of 21 x 21 drops to form a micro-matrix and returns to the beginning. After approximately 300 minutes, and when thewater drops have evaporated, the same process starts again. Filed under: arduino,art — by adafruit, posted June 10, 2011 at 11:58 am Comments (0) [...]

  2. Dan Says:

    Wonderful artistic and practical use of materials science and an MCU. Now let’s get your invention into a zero-G environment and make, easily, lots of perface spheres. Lots of need for those. If only simply for ball bearings! Beautiful application!

  3. funlw65 Says:

    Wow, perfect! And where is the connection with Arduino?