Before I start I just want to say this is my first instructables project ever, so I will try to be as thorough as I can in explaining the steps and my process.
So, this is a wide angle long exposure pinhole camera I made during my first year at Emily Carr University. It shoots on 8 x 10 Photographic paper, features a 0.47 mm diameter lens, a tripod mount, and a 280 F-stop (very long exposures). It's the first wood project I have every worked on so it is a fairly easy build.
And remember! If there is anything I left out feel free to ask me in the comments down below. Lets get started!
Step 1: Prototyping is IMPORTANT!
Even if you are going to be following this instructables post step by step I would still highly recommend prototyping. It will allow you to build much faster and more accurately with less hesitation. You can also do this in CAD software but at the time I didn't know any so I had to improvise with some cardboard and magnets.
Here is the rough idea and measurements. Now that we know what we're building lets head to the woodshop!
Step 2: Frame Pieces
1. Started off by cutting up some half inch plywood for the base, top, and sides.
2. Glued and clamped a smaller half circled shape piece of a quarter inch plywood to the base and top to act as a guide for the film (photographic paper). This is important because I don't have a dark room at home this helped a lot when I fed the film in the dark.
3. Glued and clamped the rest all together.