I wanted to make night vision goggles so wanted to know the things required, the procedure, precautions etc. is there an instructable on this?
Question by ankur2893 | last reply
I wanted to make night vision goggles so wanted to know the things required, the procedure, precautions etc. is there an instructable on this?
Question by ankur2893 | last reply
Can somebody PLEEEEAASE make an instructable for actual night vision goggles? if one already exists can someone post it to this question? Okay, I know this question was very vague, but when I said actual night vision goggles, I meant actual, physical goggles. Not a camera effect or dress up goggles.
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Question by rmarchesi | last reply
HI, i was wondering if anyone knew about someway to make something like a non-electric endiscope system. I need something like a tube for light, so i could look in at one end and see what is on the other end, and i need it to be non-electric. Or i could use something like a lens so that it can have light come in and out at an angle. If you need to know moke, i'm using it for "chameleon goggles" so that i can look in two diferent ajustable angles at once similar to what a real chameleon's eyes can do (if you don't know what i mean look it up), and if you have any sugestions on what i could do please post them it would be a huge help.
Question by Tobor 2.0 | last reply
I have read and watched a couple of videos about making night vision involving welding masks, sun glasses, digital cameras ect. i was tempted to make the sun glasses attached with lcd lights, but the brightness may be a issue. I thought of doing it with a pair of goggles like snowboarding goggles with the red and blue paper but im not sure how i would house the power supply for led's. What i would like to do is get a webcam and make it inferred and add extra Led lights, and situate this on top of the goggles visor then because i have a broken PSP (i say broke someone stole the battery and i just haven't used it in 2 years) wire that to the camera if possible so the PSP receives the picture and can power the LED's and camera. Then make a housing for it to sit in front of the visor. That would make a great pair of goggles to go paint balling with. If that isn't possible what would be better using the red and blue paper, removing the the webcam internals and fill the housing with led's powered by a battery, Still situated on the top of the goggles. Or taping a digital camera instead of the PSP camera to it. What would have better quality for inferred? There's no point me demolishing a camera or a PSP if adding paper to the lens does as good of a job
Question by Lloyd;) | last reply
I have been toying with the idea of a cheap pair of night vision goggles, i think i have found most of the parts, i just need a screen and im still lookin for ideas for a camera, but i am goin to go look around at a few places a friend sugested. But i do need a screen i can eisily wired, i googled it and they all had weird plugs, anyone have any ideas?
Question by FireKiller | last reply
I'm trying to make nightvision goggles, so I want to use mij old webcam from my pc to be the registration divice of mij goggles. an a small screen to look at the view
Question by a_k_a__wolfboy | last reply
Would it be possible to create goggles that use a old cellphone screen and a cheap webcam and still be battery powered? I currently have two old cell phones in really good condition internally, and all that would be left is the webcam and the LEDs. If this turns out correctly it should be able to view IR light fairly well. Hopefully it will work the same as the shown goggles but not as bulky.
Topic by general-Insano | last reply
I want to make a pair of night vision goggles by placing a night vision camera outside the goggles, and a LCD screen inside, The problem is, I don't know where to find a camer that has a detatchable screen, I have a security camera, but it only hooks up to RCA. I don't know where to find a screen. Is there a way to disassemble a regular camera, and isolate the screen?
Question by Brakermaker | last reply
Hi, I want to get live video streaming from this camera (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WSJIQH0?psc=1&redirect;=true&ref;_=ox_sc_act_title_3∣=AOEPEY6PZCP7F) to stream to this screen (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045IIZKU?psc=1&redirect;=true&ref;_=ox_sc_act_title_2∣=A1DBCKGXGABBQV) What do I need to connect them? the connecting cables on the two look to be the same so they won't connect. I would prefer to keep this all wired together (no tx/rx) Also, I don't see power inputs on either, what would I need to power them. I will use ir leds for illumination but that's all figured out (night vision goggles using something similar to fpv goggles with a camera on the front)
Question by baconatorbot | last reply
Most everyone knows that night vision, be it infrared, or ultraviolet, or some combination of colors, requires a filter, or filters and a compatible light source. My question is, could the filters be printed out on transparent inkjet printable vinyl and applied to a plastic, or glass lens to achieve the same objective? And if so, would it work as well? What more can I say? I'm into cheap methods of doing things. The inkjet printable vinyl I mentioned is available from sellers on eBay and any pair of glasses, including safety glasses for wood and metal working are a likely item to apply the material to.
Question by Old^n^Tired | last reply
I've read god knows how many tutorials on making steampunk goggles, and i've got it down pat. i really want to start making my own, but i can't find metal rings for the lenses. i'd really like to use real metal rather than other stuff (plastic, cardboard) painted with metallic paint. srsly, i've looked around. mason jars can be used, but i can't find them. i've also been told that threaded couplings are good but they look more like tubes rather than rings. what do you think i should use? maybe you guys could try and help name some motorcycle / car / plumbing parts that you think are suitable. i'd like something that looks as heavy-duty as the rings on these: https://www.instructables.com/id/Goggles-2/ maybe if i knew what part EXACTLY i'm looking for, maybe it'd be easier for me to look. seriously i'm an idiot when it comes to this; i've only found out what a "threaded coupling" looks like recently. also we don't have hobby lobby or any of your fabulous hobby stores here, so yeah. i'm also an idiot when it comes to cutting metal parts, so maybe suggest parts that don't need much prep. thanks!
Question by holocausticity | last reply
Im no pro but ive read that a digital camera can veiw infrared. Well is there a way to use a pair of sunglasses and rig up an old digital camera to them with the screen on the inside of the glasses and then attach ir emitters to the glasses so that i can veiw about 100 ft?
Question by trf | last reply
Hi everyone, I know I bring a lot of questions and I don't post a lot of instructables (actually 0), but I'm looking for a very cheap (or even free) NTSC Viewfinder for a night vision goggle project , I've found viewfinder on DealExtreme , but it looks like it's not NTSC and it was expansive (from 30$) ... Even a black&white; one will do the job. Thank you for reading
Question by Anykey | last reply
How can I make night vision goggles without sheets of red and congo blue theatrical gels? I can't get them where I live and I don't want to buy on Ebay.
Question by Xenobia | last reply
Ok, so i am working on building a pair of Infrared night vision goggles, I have a $0 budget, so am making this entirely from recycled materials and material i already own, so please no suggestions requiring me to make a purchase, please :) here is my issue: I already have a camera that i am modifying to view infrared only, and i want to have the LCD screen go further from the camera than its ribbon cable will allow. i have considered cutting the ribbon wire and splicing wires between the two ends, but im afraid that it won't work and then i will have no ribon cable at all, and thus of course no screen. so if anyone has any solutions, that would be great
Topic by DIYLemon | last reply
What kind of lense do I need to see infrared with my eyes? I want to take pictures and see inrared with my eyes through a lense or filter of some sort. What kind of filter do you recomend? Can I see IR with a IR filter? (def. of a filter: blocks certain wavelenghts of light). Thanks
Question by QuickTime | last reply
Hi Everyone, I am trying to make my own night vision headset/goggles following this kiplay's guide. I have a electric viewfinder from an old JVC GR-AX5 video camera. I have removed the viewfinder and dismantled it but I am not sure which of the 7 cables are, (i.e. ground, power, video etc). How would I identify this, and could you please go in-depth as I am not hugely experienced in electronics, but I am learning. I have enclosed pictures, if that helps, but I do apologise for the poor quality. As the picture is hard to tell, the cable colours are (not in this order); Black, white, red, redy/brown (i am unsure, i am colourblind), yellow, orangey and a pinky purply colur. How do I identify them? On a second note, for anyone who has followed this tutorial, can you recommend a good camera to get in the UK? Many thanks, and I hope someone can come through for me, Alex
Question by homedogalex | last reply
I'm planning on getting a 905nm IR laser that's pretty powerful, and I don't want to spend a lot on the goggles (from my searching, they're normally pretty close to $200). Does anyone know where to get some decent ones on the cheap?
Question by The Ideanator | last reply
I've been doing some reading recently on how the mind can adapt and change it's perception of reality to accommodate new sensory inputs - like the glasses for the blind that turn visual data into sound patterns and the compass belt that helped give people an innate sense of direction. My idea was to take a series of small webcams and arrange them on a headband so that they cover a 360 degree panorama around the wearer, then join all the images together and feed it to a set of video goggles. Initially I imagine it would be very disorientating, but hopefully after a while the wearer's mind would start to compensate for the distortion, giving them panoramic vision. I assume the various feeds from the webcams would have to be routed through a computer to process them into a single image, but I'm not sure how that could be done on a software level. Thoughts? Ideas? Help? Warnings? All appreciated. Thanks once again.
Question by jlensher | last reply
Here's a cool new use for the Wii. Instead of holding the Wii remote in his hands, Johnny Lee, a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon, puts the Wii remote on the TV and puts a couple of IR LEDs on a pair of goggles, reversing the usual setup. This way the TV knows where he is and can adjust the image on the screen for a nice 3D effect.He explains the setup and starts the comparison of normal vs. his Wii VR at 2:30.via Neatorama
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Remember the 3d glasses that everyone got for the commercial Monsters vs. Aliens during the Superbowl this year (09)? They were paper, blue colored, mnfctrd by Intel, and the "lenses" were amber and some kind of dark blue.What I was wondering was if that blue was Congo blue (LEE C181, like in Kipkay's IR goggles ible), so I could use them in making nightvision goggles. Info that might help - patent number 6687003
Question by MadBricoleur | last reply
The reason I need to know is I think it would be a real cheap alternative to conventional night-vision goggles. I have seen projects to that end that employ digital cameras with the IR filters left off the lens, but I am concerned that those projects have a latency that would make it difficult to function in real time. I would also be grateful if someone could inform me of a material that would allow IR radiation to pass through, but block visible light. 100 internets to the provider of thebest answer.
Question by nruegs | last reply
What i am looking to do is to turn an old digital camera of mine into a head mounted display that will fit into one of the lenses of a pair of oxy acetelane (sp?) welding goggles. any help is much appreciated.
Question by Z0n3d0ut | last reply
I just got my first pcduino and tried many of the examples which came with the ide, so was wondering where I could find some project ideas (tried goggling it but found very few). So I was wondering if anyone would like to share their project ideas. -Thanks
Question by ThisIsSteve | last reply
I want to build night vision goggles, and I decided to connect a camera to a screen that would be mounted on sun glasses. The only problem is, that the screen is too close to my eye to focus on. Is there an arrangement of lenses that would solve my problem?
Question by yonch | last reply
Iv seen a lot of projects using dvd red lasers to light matches and other cool stuff. a lot of faqs for almost all of these projects had the "can i use a cd diode" question and the universal response was "cd uses ir so u could be almost instantly blinded without knowing it" but military lasers used to safely blow up mines, pipe bombs, ect from far away (awesome!) are ir. are people saying no ir because of morons that would not only use it without goggles, but would also show their friends it lighting a match while invisibly damaging their eyes, or is there another reason why dvd readers and cd readers and writers shouldn't be used? also, is there any easy way to combine and focus multiple laser diodes? if it just takes ir blocking goggles then an ir laser soldering system would be worth it, not to mention pretty kick-ass.
Question by the judge | last reply
I am building a cnc mill have 3 6 wire some stepper motors i bought from ebay. In the write up on the stepper motor controlers it says to adjust the current for the motors. but it also says you need to determine the current requirements. Not sur haw to do this. A goggle of the part number gave me zero.
Question by colincolin30 | last reply
This are my first letters ever written on instructables so im working on another nightvison goggles and as common i have problem finding the power,ground and video wires i have 5 wires connected i dont know the model of the viewfinder i bought it from junk sellers,and im afraid i screw it up because it aint easy to find working one, i tried to get photos from every possible angle i ever could get and if anyone wants me to get another photo of another angle im at ur service . . . HELP! https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10468063_795540700486000_6842560693442025755_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10561817_795540757152661_2728394440307030917_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10500589_795541960485874_2783144592137437711_n.jpg?oh=02531da688e71999d760d6aa0d4d9798&oe;=5448D233&__gda__=1415203979_5ffb6cf3bab2579bc2266fb7199157fd https://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10502007_795541830485887_2813152388327166566_n.jpg?oh=35ac41e9bc002156ef6d35713affe906&oe;=544F1CFB https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10482140_795541607152576_4710284425443652696_n.jpg
Topic by Mido Masry | last reply
I was trying to get an old candyland game to run on vista and it said I needed to be in 256 color mode. I have no idea how to run 256 color mode and I've already searched goggle on it and checked the microsoft help site so I am pretty annoyed with this problem. Can anyone help me?
Question by nbagf | last reply
How do I know if I need laser googles for my laser? From what MW is it recommended to use laser safety googles? Are there goggles that fit specifically for a color of a laser? My laser is a 50MW Green laser Thanks in advance :) This is the laser: http://www.ebay.com/itm/12mm-10mw-30mw-50mw-100mw-200mw-532nm-green-dot-laser-module-driver-spring-wire/311028329241?hash=item486abbab19
Question by Yonatan24 | last reply
Hello i am trying to build a stereo to 5.1 audio converter but im just getting the data-sheets not the circuit....by goggling i found a good processor (MSP 46x2k)i think so which provides more options but im not getting a circuit diagram for it to build can any one suggest a circuit,,, http://www.tridentmicro.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Trident-MSP-44-46xyK-Brief-10036B.pdf...this is the link to the datasheet...and im not getting a site to buy this product does anyone know the site which sells it
Question by mh.khan92 | last reply
Alright so I need some help. I have a pair of dragon snowboard goggles that I would like to make a HUD for. Id like to keep it (relatively) cheap. I would love a transparent display but have not been able to find any. It wouldn't be a huge deal to have a small screen in the lower right hand corner. I would like it to tell my speed and the temperature outside. and possibly keep my gps coordinates so I can map out where I've been when I get home. Any idea how I could do this? I have a very basic grasp of code so I will have to find someone to help with that, but what materials would I need? Thanks so much!
Topic by Mastercoolguy123 | last reply
Getting down to business with DoDo Case at our recent board meeting where we were graciously given DoDo Case VR glasses by Instructables. http://www.dodocase.com/products/google-cardboard-vr-goggle-toolkit for a build night! It was a fascinating way to experience virtual reality on your smartphone and you know what they say; all work and no play... We also created an Instructable in which one of our board members Ben Finio addresses the issues we though could be made better with the directions. Thank you Instructables team and DoDo Case VR for the great night and we look forward to many more!
Topic by Bullock STEAM MakerSpace | last reply
Could FPV cameras such as the Foxeer Predator Mini or Micro (intended for wireless use on drones) be set up to send a live wired video feed to an android phone or tablet via a micro usb cable of some description? for context, i intend to build a bulky costume which effectively blocks my view out so after googling a bit i found some mentions of people using these (surprisingly cheap) cameras with (very expensive) FPV goggles so i figure i could potentially use a tablet/phone i already have with a long cable connection instead but i don't know if it's possible...
Topic by ambientvoid | last reply
What batterys have a 12 or 24v, 3amp capabilities? Excuse the lack of technical speak but i struggle with it. I've recently given a pair or old Russian PNV-57a night vision goggles, unfortunately they have to be plugged into a tank to operate. I don't have a tank... unfortunately. Im looking to get them attached to a battery so i can walk about with them. They got a box at the back allows them to be powered with 12 to 24 Volts. With an ampage of 3 to 3.5 a maximum power consumption of 6W or less. That's the information I've been given apart from their very robust and easy to play with. like i said i want to power them with a battery but don't know what battery or if i need to make any circuits. Any ideas? Thanks folk Ben-jammin
Topic by Ben-jammin | last reply
Excuse the lack of technical speak but i struggle with it. I've recently given a pair or old Russian PNV-57a night vision goggles, unfortunately they have to be plugged into a tank to operate. I don't have a tank... unfortunately. Im looking to get them attached to a battery so i can walk about with them. They got a box at the back which allows them to be powered with 12-24 Volts with an ampage of 3 to 3.5 a maximum power consumption or less. That's the information I've been given apart from their very robust and not very picky when it comes to power supply. like i said i want to power them with a battery but don't know what battery or if i need to make any circuits. Any ideas? Thanks folk Ben-jammin (email@example.com)
Question by Ben-jammin | last reply
I have loved steampunk style for a while now, as well as costume design (since I am an anime fan too), but I've only recently decided to jump in on all the fun. However, despite my age and interest, I have no skills in design, save for plushies I make for spare change, and I have no special tools or equipment. On top of that, I'm seriously pretty damn poor--as in I pay no tuition at college at ALL, because they pity me that damn much...So, is there anything out there I can make that won't leave my family starving on the street, requires no special tools or equipment, little experience, but still looks completely amazing? The only thing I've seen like this before are Greensteam's goggles... :/
Question by SlashmasterAeoniX | last reply
I am not very good with electronics but i do mess with them. I was testing a little momentary push button I got with a LED using my electronics test lab thing from radioshack . i hooked it up to 6v and pressed the button and something popped so being stupid i pressed it again and immediately the LED exploded small sparks flew from it and a piece of the plastic broke off and flew at my face. Why did it do this the only thing i can imagine causing this was that i didn't put a resistor in but I've hooked LEDs up to straight voltage before only momentarily to test them and nothing bad happened. from my experience 6v even 9v has never blown an LED up why this one? Please tell me if u have an idea why I'm about to start wearing safety goggles when working with LEDs cause I'm pretty scared.
Question by i_build_stuff | last reply
I ask because i made a large almost featureless spherical mascot head which i dont want to ruin by cutting a gaping view hole through the front, iv tried the stretched mesh fabric approach but it doesnt look right at all. The current version has a wide slit so my horizontal vision is great but iv got almost no vertical vision, im taller than average and need to see where people around me are around me so i need an improved ability to look downwards. So iv been thinking about one of those tiny spycams linked to a screen mounted inside (perhaps vr goggles), is there a camera with the kind of wide viewing angle you naturally get out of your eyeballs, so i can angle my head down and actually see the ground reasonably close to my feet?
Question by ambientvoid | last reply
So, I pointed my RSS reader at instructables.com and it picked up https://www.instructables.com/rss.xml and the Title "Recent Instructables" . It gives my what I want and More, Way more. Does anyone know the address to the feed of ONLY recent Instructables and NOT the questions?I do realize I can add each Category separately from the feeds at the bottom left of the category page, but I don't want Tech separated from Outside separated from Workshop. Granted most of the questions are cool and give me something to think about. Some questions make me think it was easier for them to post it here rather than goggling it themselves. I had about enough of the questions when I read the one about trying to get Positive and Negative out of a 3 prong AC cord.... God keep this person safe as he/she plays with house current. Anywho I'm sure this will post on my feeds as well, but I am only interested in the Instructable posts. Thanks Matt
Question by mattadamsnet | last reply
Hello, Instructablers, I hope you can help. I'm trying to make a functional pair of night vision goggles based on the premise that digital camera photosensors detect IR range light while the human eye cannot. I have an old, functional Sony cybershot that I'm willing to scrap for the job, but the innards are far more complicated than I was expecting. As I am trying for a wearable, head mounted unit, I would like to shave off as much bulk from the camera unit as possible -- I do not, after all, still need picture taking capability anymore, merely a digital display. Any suggestions on where to begin? EDIT: Correct me if I'm wrong, but the more I think about this the more it seems like it would be more practical to buy a standalone microcamera and mini LCD. However, what method of output and input would these typically use? Would a simple microcontroller like Arduino suffice to perform all the necessary processing to feed video from the camera to the display? Does any of this even sound reasonable? Thanks in advance and sorry if photography isn't the right section for this, Ninepound
Topic by ninepound | last reply
A stroll around the park may soon be enough to charge the raft of batteries needed in today's power-hungry gadgets.US and Canadian scientists have built a novel device that effortlessly harvests energy from human movements.The adapted knee brace, outlined in the journal Science, can generate enough energy to power a mobile phone for 30 minutes from one minute of walking.A slow walk can generate an average of 5W of electricity, but they have models that will produce 13W - enough power for a one-minute stroll to provide half an hour of talk-time.The prototype makes you sound like an extra in Terminator, but the inventors are predicting saleable products within 18 months, probably powering (in the first instance) modern prosthetic limbs.Soldiers may also benefit from wearing the knee brace to power the multitude of devices they now carry ,such as night vision goggles and GPS."They treat batteries like they treat food and water - they are so essential to what they do," he said.Link to BBC articleLink to BBC VideoLink to Science Magazine articleThis whole idea seems like a "Good Thing" to me - even without the computer-control, I don't see why a pedestrian or jogger couldn't wear a pair of generators similar to those in wind-up torches, charging phone and PDA as you stroll around doing the shopping or jogging across the park. Get them with a Nike or Motorola logo, and we'd see hundreds of people wearing batman-style utility belts, stacked with all the gadgets the modern human "needs". It could really help wearable computing take off as well.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I am colour blind. Mainly with reds and browns. Now, for a long time, that's stopped me from finding work in the fields I am interested in. Or limited me at least. However, I've had this idea in my head of a pair of glasses/goggles with an AR (Augmented Reality) functionality, which, if you press a button, it tells you in plain, English terms, at the top of the viewable bit of glass, what colour it is, but also the nearest possible hex code. Thus far I've worked out that it needs some kind of miniature digital camera, lenses that can display text information (might be the hardest thing to create... It doesn't need any user interface, at least on the early version, as its sole purpose is to identify the colour and nothing else, so I think the actual display will be very simple (which since it's supposed to be worn as glasses, makes sense as you still need to see even when the text is being displayed)), and a power source that either lasts a long time or is renewable, or is easily replaced like AA batteries. I've been thinking more and more that this would be really useful for me and for anyone else who is colourblind, but since I don't really know where to begin or even how much a working prototype would cost me to build, I just decided to say "sod any chance of patenting this idea, let's just ask the Internet so someone with the know-how can help!". If the AR bit of this doesn't seem quite possible at this point in time, perhaps some kind of application that can run on a modern smartphone would be a good alternative?
Question by dparry2 | last reply
I just bought this laser diode http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=270664621237 but when i first used it, with me not knowing that it didnt come with a lense to allow it to burn things from a distance less that 1 mm. i was unable to use it properly, due to it not having a focusing lens, instead nwhat i get is a spray of light in a large rectangle sort of shape. so now im stuck with the dilema, where can i get a focusing lens for it so it makes a dot like any normal laser, WITHOUT using the laser flashlight hack, as i dont want to spend that much money, i just want to buy a lens, or ripp one form a dvd player , and thats it done, i can use the laser to light viscus fuse from at least 20m please help me, and whoever gives me a best answer without mentioning a thing about lasers being dangerous and stuff like that, i promise will get a best answer. also i will flagg any answers that are intentionally not answering my questions and say, as i statyed above, "this is dangerous, you could poke your eye out with viscus fuse" . and " lasers are dangerous dont use them". or other pointless warnings i have already read on line. i have bought infrared laser safety goggles that came with my laser diode that are strong enough to withstand being directly shon at in the eyes with the 1 wat laser and not see a thing, or so ive heard, im not taking that chance. just to be clear i know what kind of lens i need, i just dont know WHAT lens i need
Question by oldmanbeefjerky | last reply
I haven't used the eyeclops night vision 1, so I can't make any comparisons. From the photographs, you can see two sets of lights on either side and a ring of leds around the camera lens. When in low power or "stealth" mode, only the lights on the sides are on. In the dark, the glow very dimly, you have to be 3 feet or less to see them glow and it's still very dim. When in long range mode, the lights on the sides turn off, replaced by the circle of lights in the middle. These are clearly visible at close range, even in daytime, although still with less intensity as a red led. The knob toward the eyepiece is for adjustment of eye. I don't see what it does. The knob on the end near the camera adjusts focus. Seeing things at long range clearly and close range clearly require different adjustments. It's real infrared technology. You can switch between "military" and "spy" The difference between "military" and "spy isn't much. One of them is normal, infrared vision, and the other applies a green layer, making it seem like the view from COD. The 6 knobs along the middle don't do anything. It uses 7.5 volts using 5 AA batteries. There there is only one LCD, despite it claiming dual LCD technology. The skirt on the eyepiece is detachable. The strap feels pretty cheap, I plan on making it into a head light sort of thing later with paracord or elastics. Objects appear closer and you have no peripheral vision though. The latter problem is something all night vision goggles have. Overall, it's not a bad deal for a $50 toy. The most annyoing thing is that the dials are a bit loose, so running or shaking them makes a rattling sound, giving away your position if you were doing covert sneaking around or playing a prank. This is useful for scanning an area in the dark without revealing your location. It's also useful for night spying. What this toy cannot do is read words or anything in detail the size of words. Although navigation is possible, the lack or peripheral vision is a problem. Possible Mods: Add an airsoft or rc car battery to replace the 5 AA batteries. The half near the eye piece can be cut off I think. You would have to add a new compartment for the batteries though and the light from the LCD would leak out. I would add a strap of two so you can use it hands free. I would also attach a smal telescope or lens backward so objects appear normal distance. The peripheral vision problem could hypothetically be solved the same way people make DIY fisheye lenses. Extra infrared LEDs flashlights and other lights could be added around a house, allowing you to cover up the lights, not exposing your position. Another idea is infrared led throwies. They would function like NATO infrared glow sticks, allowing people to track a certain target or where to fire.
Topic by starwing123 | last reply
Go back just 20 years and on a busy shopping street you saw the poeple walking around as they do today - or did they?I remember poeple talking to each other, standing in front of the shop windows and checking the offers.People greeting each other or stopping for a chat.Now all you see it zombies staring at their phone screen or texting.Even the dreaded "self talker" with a BT earpiece seems to die out.You like fast food don't you? ;)But did you ever bother to waste some time watching people going through the drive through?Back in the days they mostly tried to keep their cigarette going or the girls were busy with the make up.Today it is almost impossibe to spot someone making it through a drive through without playing on his or her phone.The shopping is finnished and all you want is to pay once your trolley was emptied onto the conveyor going to the register.If it were not for the person in front of you...On hand holds the phone to the ear, you hear the latest gossip you don't want to know anything about...And then painfully slow one hand tries to load the trolley again and then finally tries to find a credit with still some money left on it.My favourite are however all those people who are fully addicted to their phone and go mental if you try to tell them.You are having a cold beer with your mate and just want to reflect about the great day fishing.Hold on a second....Oh, did you see this today? ....Ok, just quickly checking FB...Your beer is already number three while your mates beer went warm and stale.Fair enough, was a long day...Then you knock at his door at 3AM to take the boat or or go on a trip.Still half asleep but the phone and all social media must be checked before even making it to the toilet...You get the picture, hopefully not by looking in a mirror now ;)When the "internet" started to be a thing I was already long on the wagon of "online".And back then some big players in the game said "One day we will all be connected in real time!".Of course everyone had a good laugh and moved on.No chance "everyone" could afford a computer, let alone get the skills to go "online".But look at today:You call your provider, tell them you need internet at home and you just plug a box in and have it.Oh, moible is prefered?No problem, just pick the phone you fancy, add a sim card and off you go minutes later.I remember libraries not just as a place to read books but also as a place to learn new things.Explore the world, see other cultures...If you could afford it you might have seen it all for yourself and in real.Today all this is replaced by a single term:"Google it!"What we have today is a simple money scheme created through the totally useless "need" to be connected.So how do you know that you are already addicted to you electronic friend and failed to realise it?Quite simple actually and in the same way as maybe your grandparents did with your parents - if they are old enough ;)Yes I mean the goggle box, the good old TV.Back in the day we said that 4 hours of TV time for a teen is already quite much.We can't escape screens for work or school needs anymore.What we can though is ask:How many hours per day do you spend on yo phone? The time that is not work or school related...How much of your daily life do you organise through your phone by texting, social media or just notes, reminders and so on?Do you complain that even the newest phone newer has enough charge for your "needs"? ;)Do you get cramps in your hands or fingers? ;)Or just plain simple: How long could you really be totally without mobile phone, computer and internet?The answers you give yourself might shock you ;)What are your thoughts on the mobile phone zombies of today?
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