Water Marbles are a wonderful little product where little pellet-sized balls absorb water and grow several times their original size. This is a process that takes a few hours so making a film of it happening is a bit involved. We tried it once and while it is our most watched Youtube video it is not very impressive and is only popular because folks were looking for something else.
But with a Smartphone app called Lapseit we decided to try it once more. We put a 1 pack of Water Marbles into a 1L Griffin Beaker and added water. Then we set the Smartphone to shoot an image once per minute. This was the result:
It turned out pretty good, but by no means perfect. For one thing, this is only part of the process. The Water Marbles would continue to absorb water for another few hours until this was the result:
So why didn’t we show the whole thing? Well, we ran it for about 3-1/2 hours but then the battery in the Smartphone was drained and we had to stop the process. Oh well.
Next time we will be certain to have a charger on hand
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