No Eclipse Glasses? Two Ways to Make a Pinhole Projector

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1. CEREAL BOX PROJECTOR

How to Make a Pinhole Projector to View the Solar Eclipse

by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Click on YouTube to read the information below the video about the solar eclipse, pinhole camera, and social media links.

2. TWO SHEETS OF CARDBOARD PROJECTOR

Make a Projector to Safely See a Solar Eclipse

by Time and Date

This is a simple projector that requires only cardboard, white paper, and a pin or thumb tack that anyone can make! It requires fewer materials and less time to make than a box projector.

In a pinch, two sheets of white paper work as well,  but they are flimsier.

DIY: Simple Card Projector — click here

Instructions and diagram.

How did my projector and images turn out? Read the eclipse follow-up blog post here: After the #Eclipse2017: What I Saw and How I Did It.

Remember: Never look at the sun directly.

See also #Eclipse2017: What You Need to Know. Where Will YOU Be?

  • A compilation of articles and videos about what causes an eclipse, safe viewing, paths of total and partial eclipse, effect on animals, scientific data.

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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2 Responses to No Eclipse Glasses? Two Ways to Make a Pinhole Projector

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