This guide will tell you how to modify your webcam so that it catches the infrared spectrum rather than the visible light one.
You will need:
- 1 webcam
- A screwdriver
- Some black processed film (find some old 35mm negatives and use the unexposed start block)
Total time: around 15 minutes.
Step 1: Disassemble
Ensure the webcam is disconnected from the computer.
Remove any base the webcam may have. You then need to remove any exterior screws (use the screwdriver). The case should then separate to reveal the insides, however if it doesn't try and prise the case apart using the end of a flat screwdriver or penknife. You shouldn't need too much force, and remember to check under pads and stickers for screws.
You may also want to remove the USB connection lead from the main board to give you more movement if the cable's position is fixed.