Project 3 Camera Cutout instructions


Cut out the standard cube pattern pictured from single-layer corrugated cardboard (one zigzag layer, see below). Each square in the pattern should be exactly 4.5 by 4.5 inches. Make sure that you clearly mark out the squares, like in the diagram (above).

Remember, everyone is responsible for ten of these!

6 Responses to “Project 3 Camera Cutout instructions”

  1.   jjackson Says:

    Should people cut out just the perimeter? Or every square? If you just need a stack of squares, is it easier to just cut out squares en masse?

    I think it’s essential that you test the camera and several exposure times ASAP. You want the results to be predictable.

  2.   Tatiana Ilina Says:

    I think if people cut out the perimeter and make cuts for creasing, it would be easier to make a cube out of this than out of separate squares.

  3.   Dayna Bronwyn Griffiths Says:

    I agree with Tanya, but either way could work, just as long as there are six 4.5×4.5 squares per box..
    So what about the pinhole itself, and a flap to cover it?

  4.   Tatiana Ilina Says:

    As far as I remember from the discussion in the class the pinhole should be of the very precise diameter, we can do them in the class so they all will be the same (I assume that it won’t be a lot of work but someone will need to bring a needle (I’m not sure what diameter should it be). We can precut flaps at home but we need dimensions. And what material should they be made out of ?

  5.   Dayna Bronwyn Griffiths Says:

    the flaps can probably be made out of cardboard too, i think 1.5×1.5 would be fine.
    josef, would you be able to bring needles of the right size to class on friday?

  6.   Josef Thomas Scholbeck Says:

    You can just use the needeles from a thumbtack, they’re about the same size. Referencing earlier comments, you only need to cut out the perimeter and score the edges for folding, the flaps can be made from scrap cardboard. Remember, everyone is responsible for ten of these!

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