We've retrofitted an old webcam to see the ifrared spectrum, via infrared diodes. The uses for this, aside from just seeing an alternate light source, include night vision.

First, gather the neccessary materials:
One (1) webcam w/ an IR filter. Most of the cheap ones have these.
One (1) chisel and/or flathead screwdriver.
One (1) philips screwdriver.

Step 1: Disassemble

To start your infrared camera, first unscrew the outer shell of the cam and use the chisel and/or flathead screwdriver to pry it off. Locate the infrared filter (it will be near if not on the lens and will have a transparent red film on it).
i have the same webcam, i won it but i don't remember how. I've taken it apart and wanted to find a good use for it and this looks interesting.

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