Its relatively easy
to do and more fun
than most people
Stuff You Need:
1. Find a room
. It should be small and preferably of not much value. Of course, if you're looking to piss off the owner of the room (ie, parents
, etc) then you can do this to your living room. Your choice.
2. Here comes the fun
will go crazy
if you ask them over to help with this. people love
it) Paint the walls black
black. And then, just when you think its over, paint over the windows.
3. Take a quarter
or half dollar
and trace around it in the relative middle of whatever window is in the relative middle of the room. It should be opposite a pretty large, uninterrupted wall. Chip the paint off of that circle, or just dont paint that area at all.
! If you did it right, you should have a backwards
image of whatevers happening outside your window projected onto your wall.
Now go crazy:
Keep in mind, I've never done this. I've seen my friends do this, and my technology teacher at school actually gave us step by step instructions on how to do it, so I think its pretty reliable.
- Use chalk (neon colors work well) to sketch/trace whatevers going on outside onto your wall
- Cover up the hole, get some photographic paper (Ilford works well, as does Kodak fiberbased). Use masking tape, or Scotch tape to attatch it to the wall where the image is projected, glossy side out, and then uncover the hole. After an amount of time (I've never tried this, but people I know have, so I don't know the exact exposure time), recover the hole and put your photographic paper in a lighttight bag/box to take to your local film lab (chances are the One Hour Photomat won't do it, but I've had good luck with some Walmart Photo departments) or if your own darkroom, if you have one.
- Go crazy with mirrors. Place them, slightly angled, all around your room so you can get the image projected on all four walls.
- Put colored cellophane over the hole to tint the image... Smear petroleum jelly over the hole to distort the image... Tape a magnifying glass or small prism to the hole.
- Amaze your friends, kids, parents, the whole neighborhood. If you live in suburbia and you're under the age of 12 you can charge admission a la Dennis the Menace, but I don't reccomend it.