Sneinton Festival Launch Picnic At The Mill
11am – 4pm
Free, Small charge for face painting
Bring a picnic and come along to the Sneinton Festival launch day. Kite making, Face painting, Viking games and crafts. This event launches a week of activities for Sneinton Festival. Look out for the festival programme for details.
The Nottingham Hackspace will provide a Pin Hole Camera and Soldering table at the Sneinton Festival Launch at Green’s Mill Sneinton
As well as a quick soldering lesson on our Flashy Badges (£2 each all tools and tuition provided take about 5 – 10 minutes).
We’ll be showing you how to make a Pin Hole Sunrise Camera.
What is a pinhole camera?
A pinhole camera is an empty container containing a sheet of light sendsitive paper. In the side, under some black tape, is a tiny hole, which forms and image like a lens.
A pinhole camera will take a photograph of the sun travelling across the sky for a period of up to 6 months! It captures the arc of the sun as it rises from spring until summer.
You’ll be shown how to make the camera and given all the parts you need!
Taking a photo
Find a position for the camera pointing south towards the Sun. Use a compass if you are not sure. Choose a date to start, the Summer solstice for instance on the 21st June 2011.
Fix the camera sturdily in position. It needs to cope with the weather and with nature!
Sunrise Project Flickr Collection belonging to Knowle West Media Centre