DIY Concrete Pinhole Camera

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DIY Pinholes are ripe with possibilities. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that almost anything can be made into a pinhole. Perhaps that the challenge? Instructable user amuu rises up to the challenge and has attempted to create a pinhole made out of concrete. Here’s how he started out:

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Now, make an inverse of the design made out of foam board.

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Mix the cement, then pour!

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Once the concrete has set the walls around the mold can be carefully pulled away and you can dig out the foam from the inside.

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Smooth out the surface and the rough edges. Once it’s cleaned up, paint the insides with black paint to make it light tight!

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Make the pinhole, shutter cover, and film winder.

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Finally, load the film and shoot!

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Let us know how you fare with your concrete pinhole. If you want more in-depth instruction, head on over for the original post in Instructables!

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written by cruzron on 2013-08-26 #gear #tutorials #diy #pinhole #rock #concrete #tipster

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  1. metobi
    metobi ·

    This looks like pretty good camera,

  2. yyyhorn
    yyyhorn ·

    hehe fun!

  3. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·


  4. segata
    segata ·

    Well this certainly takes being built like a brick litralley, interesting project

  5. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    @segata - I am ashamed that I didn't think of that pun haha

  6. jakemasa
    jakemasa ·

    Yeah I wonder what the pictures look like

  7. tobiasj
    tobiasj ·

    Very cool! I imagine the same sort of design could be done with a block of wood, drilled out to the required depths.

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