This Instructable will show you one design for solargraphy pinhole cameras. Any pinhole camera will work, but this design has a few important advantages:
- Cheap. Beer and soda cans are only "worth" 5 cents (10 in some states), and are filled with tasty beverages.
- Durable. These cans are nearly waterproof, and resistant to the weather.
- Easy to make. It only takes a few minutes to make one, and it can easily be done in an assembly line process.
This design is not my original idea; I got the idea from here: http://www.pinholephotography.org/Solargraph%20instructions%202.htm
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- Can opener,
- Sewing Needle,
- Aluminum cans,
- Electrical tape,
- Enlargement paper(http://www.adorama.com/ILIS5725P3.html).
I used 16oz. beer cans because they fit a whole 5x7" sheet of enlargement paper without cutting. You can easily adapt this design for 12oz. cans.
Last summer I tested out 25oz. Fosters cans. If you go with the larger diameter cans, you'll need another large can to make the lid.