Have you heard? We have just launched our latest mind-boggling interactive invention, the Kaleidohead!

You can catch the Kaleidohead outside the main entrance on Castlehill, where the Camera Obscura team will be on hand to give you a go. This magic box, suitable for all ages, allows you to see yourself reflected and mirrored in a colourful new world.

The colourful kaleidoscopic effect creates mesmerising, symmetrical, multiple, reflections of you. It works with two vertical mirrors mounted at an angle, with changing LED lights above and below. The Scottish inventor, Sir David Brewster, came up with the term ‘kaleidoscope’ in 1817, it’s meaning from Greek means ‘observation of beautiful forms’.

Javier in the Kaleidohead  Kaleidohead at Camera Obscura  

The Kaleidohead is one of over 100 interactive exhibits that you can get involved with here at the attraction. Right through the school half-term holiday, we have the longest opening hours in Edinburgh with our doors opening from 9am-9pm every day, until the 23 February.

Andrew Johnson, Manager said ‘The team are always looking for new weird and wonderful ways to give our visitors a fun experience, and the Kaleidohead is another huge hit. It’s odd seeing yourself with many heads, and it makes a fantastic, unique photo opportunity. We’re excited to see people’s reactions, and look forward to sharing more, amazing new interactive exhibits with guests later this year.’

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