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
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!