Pinhole Camera Lab

This project involves making a simple camera. The camera has no lens, but rather a pinhole in a thin metal sheet. With this "pinhole camera" it is possible to get clear, recognizable photographs. The exposure times are long, and the camera is not very convenient to load and unload with film. However, the simplicity of the device and surprisingly clear results make this an interesting project.

 Assembly Instructions
 Parts List
 Tools

 Additional Information for Instructors
 How It Works
 Laboratory Questions to Answer

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Last updated January 10, 2001.