Modify Your Camera to Take Near-infrared Photos

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Intro: Modify Your Camera to Take Near-infrared Photos

This instructable will tell you how to modify your camera to take near-infrared photos. Make sure you are willing to break your DLSR because I broke my screen in the process.

Step 1: Tools/Materials

All you need is a camera that you don't mind accidentally ruining and a screw driver. I used a Phillips head for taking it apart and a flat head for taking out the lense.

Step 2: Prep Your Camera

First, take out the battery and SD card. WARNING: THE CAPACITORS THAT POWER THE CAMERA'S FLASH CAN GIVE YOU A VERY DANGEROUS SHOCK EVEN WHEN THE BATTERIES ARE OUT. TAKE GREAT CAUTION TO NOT TOUCH MORE METAL PARTS THAN NECESSARY.

Step 3: Take Your Camera Apart Part 1

Take your screwdriver and take out all the screws holding the exterior on the camera. There are many hidden ones, so be diligent. Then, take off the exterior shell. It should look like the picture.

Step 4: Take Apart Your Camera Part 2

Unscrew the screws holding your screen in place. Then carefully take it off but keep the wires connected. I accidentally ripped the wires off so the screen no longer works. Then, locate the image capturing part. Take out the screws, and again be gentle when you take it off.

Step 5: Take the Lens Out

You will see a blue lens under the picture capturing part. This is the lens you need out. I pried it off with a flat head screwdriver. I took a picture holding the lens up to my iPod camera.

Step 6: Put the Camera Back Together

Put the picture capturing part on with screws, then the lens, then the exterior shell parts. There you have it! Please vote for me in the Hardware Hacking contest!

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    7 Discussions

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    Cesarini

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, do you know if it is possible for a camera not to have an IR filter? at least as the one you show in this , Because I hopened mine and there is no filter, at least between the sensor and the lenses nop!. I hope yo can help me, my camera its a DV150f from Samsung.

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    adrianco

    4 years ago

    please post some pictures from your camera

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    alienvibes

    4 years ago

    Yeah... post some pics and you'll get my vote.