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HOW TO - Make a digital toy infrared camera

Mon, 02 Oct 2006 08:03:17 -0700

Thanks, Patrick. That is awefully interesting. I've added it to the Camera Hacker web site.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 2 Oct 2006 10:31:30 -0700

From what I have read in the past, almost all digital sensors are really, really good in the IR spectrum but they have a filter to block it. Canon EOSDa is an astronomy camera, which is basically the same camera with the filter removed.

There are instruction on the internet for doing a Canon dSLR, but that's an expensive proposition if you screw up.

So since you can do it to most cameras, maybe its a project for you the next time you are gutting something.

Mon, 02 Oct 2006 11:31:28 -0700

Thanks for the tip, Pat. I've taken apart the Sony DSC-P92 and turned it into a infrared digital camera before. I documented the process and the result in my "Hacking Digital Cameras" book . . .
Chapter 16: Eliminating the IR Blocking Filter from Your Digital Camera

The link you provided is renewing my interest. Now I'm considering modifying the tiny $20 digital camera I got recently. I think it is an excellent candidate.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 02 Oct 2006 12:26:52 -0700

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