online creators gav and dan ‘the slow mo guys’ capture the undulating and sculptural slow motion qualities of diet soda mixed with mints. documented in slow motion with a camera mounted to a robotic motion-control arm, the reaction is explosive and highly controlled. while the team’s past shots have been recorded with a stationary camera, this latest experiment is viewed from some more advanced angles at 1000fps. gav comments: ‘unlike other motion-control arms, this one is capable of moving incredibly quickly.’
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for the slow motion experiment, diet soda is used as the aspartame lends a much bigger reaction when combined with mints. in an effort to ensure the most precise timing, the slow mo guys rig a computerized system in which the mints are dropped in dialogue with the camera. the mints are suspended over the soda by a pair of solenoids wired to the triggering system of the robot. perfectly in sync, they are released on frame one of the robot arm’s movements. the result is a vibrant plume of liquid that demonstrates the artful beauty of the physical world in slow motion.