Dept. of Useful-Skills
Blow your fruits
So here's the story: We are three nerds (Isaac, Damon, and Reid). Upon Damon's return from MIT to our native quaint mountain village of Ashland, Oregon during winter break, he decided that the BASIC micro-controller he had just procured should be used in a high-speed flash photography lab. This was something Damon and Isaac had considered before, but not very seriously. Anyway, for this we also needed something moving or changing very fast, so we decided to build a bolt gun. Of course, bolt guns aren't very fun unless you can see, in great detail, the object they are hitting explode, so these two projects seemed like a match made in nerd heaven. With the aforementioned micro-controller, we simply had no choice but to build a flash timing mechanism to capture images of hot bolt-on-food action.
I totally adore the last sentence: "we simply had no choice but to build a flash timing mechanism to capture images of hot bolt-on-food action"