The Do It Yourself Night Vision Webcam

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Let's assume for a minute that you own a webcam but have always wanted to be able to use it in the dark for some noble reason. With a little elbow grease, you can turn that run of the mill webcam into a nighttime fun generator by making it work in the dark. It's a little known fact that all digital cameras are able to "see" infrared light, but that most manufacturers disable this ability with the use of a filter, which they often argue improves picture quality. Sounds good, but that filter is getting in the way your having fun. By following this brave hero's directions, you'll gain a better understanding of what it takes to remove that party pooper, letting the good times roll. Just promise us that you won't get into trouble and blame us, OK?

Making a Night-Vision Webcam [Instructables via MAKE: Blog ]

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