I did similar experiment with my web camera, now it can see much more :)
Smartphone's camera doesn't sense Infrared very well because it has IR filter inside, you need a camera without IR filter. Here you can see the difference between a camera with IR filter, and without it:
Actually, you can charge even with 19V laptop charger if you add lighbulb.
You can use a 12V light bulb if you don't have a DC to DC converter.
DIY Drill in a few minutes
Nice idea! I have similar, mini PCB Drill without a chuck :)
DIY Heated Office Chair
Inspired by your idea I made Homemade DIY Speaker using Plastic bottle
I made it!
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