Cardboard Nightvision




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Hello Instructables! This is a video is a brief overview of how I made my own nightvision goggles. It doesn't go into any details about how to build your own, but gives you some ideas on how to get started. Additionally, in this video I discuss some things about light. If you have any specific questions on how to build your own, just ask in the comment section. Honestly, I am not exceptionally versed in the world of electrical components, but if you do have a question I will help you as much as I can and the community can fill in the gaps!

Thank you for taking the time to view my video. I spent a lot of time on it and am happy when people can appreciate my work. I love any feedback, good or bad. Just keep it constructive please :)

Note: It may not be apparent, but I used a 9V battery to run the night vision goggles. 

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    3 years ago

    Why cardboard? And how does that protect you and your DIY NV-build from CRT radiation? Please repeat, what did you cannabalize the CRT-tube from?

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Sorry for such a late response, I very rarely check back on these instructables. I chose cardboard because I just needed a quick enclosure to hold the parts together. Later, I bought a plastic enclosure to house it all. As far as CRT radiation, I doubt it emits a significant amount. The CRT-tube was cannabalized from an old camcorder (that was made of plastic, I don't think that blocks radiation).


    6 years ago

    Thank you for the comments so far! If you think my video is worthy, please vote for it in the Battery Powered contest :)