Slow Motion Camera for Simulated Hail Impacts

Unlock the Secrets of Hail and Wind Damage with Cutting-Edge Technology

Greetings from Mathew Mulholland, an amateur scientist passionately investigating the overlooked intricacies of hail and wind damage. With a rich background in property insurance claims and a hands-on experience of over 7000 claims, I've identified a pressing need to challenge and build upon existing research in this field. I believe we can better understand and perhaps even predict damage patterns using high-speed imaging - but to do that, I need your help.

I aim to acquire the Freefly Wave High-Speed Camera that can record up to 9259 frames per second. This camera will unveil an unprecedented world of detail, allowing us to dissect the very moment a hailstone collides with different materials or when a gust of wind sweeps ac
ross a property. This equipment, along with a specially designed lens, lighting, recording screen, and a protection cage, comes to a total investment of $12,000.


The promise of this technology is endless. It will enable us to reproduce and potentially challenge studies that have shaped our industry, fostering a fresh understanding of the damage caused by hail and wind. By examining the impact on both new and old materials, we aim to provide comprehensive data invaluable to the insurance industry, homeowners, and researchers alike. The camera will also be crucial in capturing real-time wind dynamics during hurricanes, yielding information to help safeguard our homes and businesses in the face of nature's fury.

Our current equipment, limited to capturing at 150 fps, has already revealed stark differences in the damage patterns based on precise impact locations. However, it's like trying to read a book in the dark. The high-speed camera will illuminate the unseen – the energy ripples through the materials, the way a fracture sprawls out, similar to a rock creating ripples in a pond. It's these details that could redefine our understanding of hail and wind damage.


Time is of the essence. To present our groundbreaking findings at conferences at the year's end and the start of next year, we need to purchase the camera within the next month.

In return for your generosity, we will honor all donors by acknowledging your support across our social media networks and provide you with exclusive access to our shared cloud system. This will include access to all our research materials, videos, photos, and drafts as they are developed. You will be a part of the journey every step of the way, sharing in our discoveries as they unfold.

Join us in this bold step towards truth and transparency. Let's challenge the status quo and shed new light on the secrets of hail and wind damage.

Donate now and let's make waves together.

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  • Christopher Amateis
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Angela Bozeman
    • $40 
    • 8 mos
  • Donavan Morgan
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Michael Capilli
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Chase Van-Skyhawk
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
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Mathew Mulholland
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Port Orange, FL

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