These students are marking where
the pinhole will be placed.
a clean, 7-inch tall oatmeal box, in excellent condition (no tears, dents or holes)
an aluminum soft-drink can
old scissors to cut the aluminum with (please don't use good scissors for this!)
flat black spray paint (not the glossy black kind)
dark, preferably black, contact paper to cover the lid of the camera: any color will work, however, since the lid will be spray painted black
a #16 bead-threading needle (used to make the pinhole in the aluminum).(If you can't find a #16 needle, look for a #15 or #14 beading needle instead)
a wood clothspin
household epoxy glue (used for making the "pinhole drill")
Elmer's white glue or equivalent
Q-tips to spread the epoxy glue
a manila file folder
plastic (electrical) tape
light cardboard, such as the side of a breakfast cereal box
a ruler to measure the paper shutter parts
an Exacto knive or one-sided razor blade to cut the hole in the oatmeal box. Please be careful when cutting! A Dremel high-speed tool can also be used instead of a blade.
emery cloth or very, very fine sandpaper
"Blow-drying" a pinhole camera body
after spray painting it.
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