Pinhole scope/camera – Tutorial

Materials used to make my Pinhole scope / camera

Make a circle on the dark card paper with a pinhole in the center. This circle is to be slightly bigger than the small cylinder.

And paste it on one side as shown above.

Do the same with a butter paper and long cylinder.

Stick the butter paper as shown above and your pinhole scope/camera is ready!!

Put the long cylinder, butter paper side inside the short cylinder.

Decorate your cylinders as you like!

Adjust the length of the long cylinder by sliding it in the small cylinder and focus it on a bright, far object. You will be able to see the world upside down.

This was the first camera invented.

If time permits, i will also post the the model where you can capture these images on the film!

Happy viewing!! :)

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31 thoughts on “Pinhole scope/camera – Tutorial

  1. @ Shard
    :D :) Its great to be around children… you can have you childhood back! :)

    @ Anshul

    I know that it is available on net :P i was asking if you have your own method!! :P :P

  2. Yes, I have my own method, Take 3 pieces of mirror with size of a ruler(measuring scale). Paste them together to form a tube like triangle with the mirror facing the inside. Cover one end of the tube with some translucent or transparent(glass/paper/plastic), put some decoratives from the other end like rubber bands, buttons, shit etc., and cover other side of the tube with glass. Cover entire lateral surface of the K-scope with some paper to make it look good.

    Kaleidoscope is ready, but it will only work good if you see in it while its pointing down. coz. I forgot to put something transparent in betn to hold the decoratives.

  3. Yeah, Broken Bangles thats what I meant, since I was unable to recall it, I used shit instead of it. You know, let broken bangles be X, kind of.

    The same way X-rays were invented….If i would be in his place I would have let those rays be Shit. Shit-rays.

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  5. Hi Sakhi,
    This is indeed a very nice post. Got your link through Kanan’s blog. You seem to be very experimental with day to day objects and surroundings.
    Very nice keep it up.
    Kumar

  6. Lovely stuff. Do you teach? You should. This would be fun for my class to do.

    Thanks for the ideas

    Sakhi: Thanks Beth. I am not a teacher in a real sense but i do try to teach the kids from the family as well as the neighbours too! :)

    And hey welcome to my blog. :)

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  8. Olá!!! Gostei bastante da sua máquina Pinhole!!! Podemos criar bastes modelos de câmera e ter mais efeito tbm legais!!!
    Parabéns

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