I will show you how to modify a commercially available USB Webcam which will allow you to use it in the IR spectrum.
or to see in complete darkness with the help of an IR remote or purpose built IR light source.
Most Charged coupling devices (CCD) are sensitive to Infra Red light. The manufacturer removes the ability to see in IR by either installing a filter either on the CCD or on the lens. In order for your webcam to utilize the IR spectrum the filter needs to be removed
For this Instructable you will need a webcam ( I suggest the Gemini USB WebCam)
A fine point Exacto knife
Tweezers or hemostats,
Helping hands and a magnifying glass would help with the process.
Also a tv/vcr/dvd remote or purpose built IR light source for night vision.
Many thanks to the other members with IR projects which have inspired me
I hope you enjoy this Instructable as much as I did making it.
The first step is to purchase one. Alternately, any commercially available webcam will do, however internal configuration most likely will be different and will likely need to be disassembled more than the Gemini.