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Much like the Light of Eärendil guides Frodo in dark places, so too will your homemade night vision camera be your guiding beacon. Whether out in the...
You will need: - Olympus® FE-47 14MP Digital Camera (or similar) - (x36) High-Output Infrared LED (Model: 276-143 | Catalog #: 276-143) - 220 ohm 1/4...
Carefully remove the plastic case from around the camera. Set the screw aside somewhere safe. I highly recommend labeling them so you know where to p...
Continue disassembly by freeing the screen and main circuit board to expose the CCD and back of the lens assembly.
Remove the IR filter from between the lens and the CCD. This is different in every camera. In some camera, this is a major ordeal, but in the one used...
Cut six to eight squares that are the same size as your IR filter out of the Congo Blue photo gel.
Stack these gels and insert them inside the camera where the IR filter was. Reassemble the case. Test to make sure it works by turning the camera on...
Make three equally spaced rows of eight equally spaced marks covering the bottom lid of your project case. All of the marks should be roughly 1/4" apa...
Drill all of the marks that you have just drilled using a 13/64" drill bit (or 7/32").
Flip the case on its longest side. Drill a 1/4" hole centered anywhere across this length.
Pass a 1/4-20 x 1/2" bolt from the inside of the case out. Fasten it in place with a washer and a nut.
Using a sharp pair of scissors, trim 1/4" or so from each side of your circuit board, such that you are left with a long thin strip. Note: You may w...
Place all of your LEDs into your circuit board such that the anodes and cathodes line up in a row and the LEDs will fit into the holes drilled into th...
Attach 220 ohm resistors to each of the three rows of cathodes. Connect the other ends of the resistors at a single point and solder them all togethe...
When you are ready to go, plug in the battery.
Put the battery inside the case and fasten it shut.
Screw the IR LED box into the mounting hole in the bottom of the camera. Turn the camera on and then go take pictures of the night.
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