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120228_pinholeWhen I was in elementary school one of the science projects that we had was to build our own camera. Now when I first heard this I was extremely excited. To me a camera was this amazing thing with lenses and batteries etc. I was more than a little disappointed and confused when your materials list was cardboard, tin-foil duct-tape, and a 126 film cartridge. What we found out was that we were exploring the principle of how we see things based in reflected light (I now boring compared to building a REAL camera). In the end what we built was a pin-hole camera which we used to attempt to photograph a solar eclipse (no, none of got anything near a good picture).

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