Step 1: 3D Design + and Pinhole
I won't go into detail on what a pinhole camera is but in essence, it is a simple camera with no lens but a small aperture (made with a pin) that projects an inverted image into the film. There are many factors to consider for the pinhole specially the diameter of the hole, the distance to the film and the type of film you are going to use. I found a website called MrPinhole that summarizes the most important features.
Step 2: Printing the STL Files!
I uploaded the STL files for you to print and customize! Let me know how things turned out.
Step 3: Paiting
Step 4: Load Your Film
- Put the lid on first. As there is no shutter in pinhole camera, the lid will be our shutter. If you remove the shutter light will pass through the pinhole and therefore projecting the image on the film. Check MrPinhole website to see how long your exposure has to be. In general they are about 1-2 seconds depending on how shiny the day is.
- Load the film on the small pole and pull it towards the longer pole.
- Place the film inside the slot of the long pole.
- Close the camera putting the back body.
- Lock the viewfinder (this will prevent the camera from opening accidentally).
- Spin the long pole one turn.
- Remove the lid to take your first photo. Spin the long pole one turn for the next picture.
- Once you ran out of film. Turn the short pole to rewind the film.
Step 5: Customize and Enjoy Your Camera!
I will be editing this post and adding new pictures and new camera features. My plan is to have different "lenses" with diameters and focal lengths.