This is a cool superpower. The power of seeing in the dark. Even when there is no light at all. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to achieve this ability (with the help of a little bit of technology).

Step 1: Watch the Video

After watching this video, you'll have all the knowledge necessary for this project. But you can still read the following steps to be sure.

Step 2: What You Will Need

You'll need these tools:

_a glue gun

_a soldering iron

_a 12v power supply (you can use an ATX homemade one)

You'll also need these materials:

_a infrared-led-lamp-thing-security-camera-attachement, you can buy one here:

_a smartphone

_some wires

_some solder

Step 3: Gluing

Glue the lamp to the back of our smartphone, making sure, that the hole in the middle is in facing the camera.

Step 4: Adding the Power

Soler the red (+) wire to the + terminal of the red socket and to the + terminal of the white socket. Then, solder the ground wire to the other terminal of the white socket. Then switch on the power supply!

Step 5: SUCCESS!!!

Congratulations, now you have some superpowers got with the Bataman methods :P But please use this gadget responsibly. I'm not responsable of any of the silly things that could happen!



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    5 Discussions


    Tip 1 year ago

    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:

    Left-field Designs

    2 years ago

    I don't think you are getting the full effect of the IR there is an IR filter plate on the ccd of digital cameras if you remove this you will get much more ir in and so clearer pictures.

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    gtoalLeft-field Designs

    Reply 2 years ago

    Agreed, most of the IR is filtered out - you'll be able to see an IR LED directly (eg a remote control) and maybe some things that are within a couple of feet of your IR light source but the sort of thing you see with a night vision security camera where people are illuminated maybe 30 ft away is unlikely with most cell phone cameras, even though that illuminator you're using reaches distances like that. Unfortunately the filters can be extremely hard to remove without damaging your equipment - you might consider experimenting with a Pi Zero and a Pi NoIR camera...


    2 years ago

    What are those pictures you've taken?

    I have no idea what I'm looking at?

    1 reply