Nightvision

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Nightvision glasses?

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Iphone IR nightvision

I have been thinking of using my iphone 4 as an IR nightvision device. I have read that some of the Iphones have IR blockers built in. Does anyone know if the Iphone 4 can see IR light, and if it cant is their a way to make it? Thanks

Topic by strykerX_X 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


has anyone tried to hook up a nightvision camera to their car monitor? Answered

I'm thinking of taking my old sony handycamwith nightvision apart and hooking it up to my sony monitor in my dash similar to the nightvision system in the current s-class. what do you guys think? thanks

Question by jiccruz 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


is there a way to make night vision goggles at home? is there an instructable on that?

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 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


i realy need this part dont know where to look! Answered

To make it less vague lets start at the beginning. i was looking around for a affordable night vision. after a long time searching i found nothing under a 100 dollars. but i started to understand how it works. the IR can be seen on camera. and now it comes : (with bad english) http://www.christianpf.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/video-camera.jpg on a camera (usualy the old ones) there is this "looking hole" where you put your eye on. there is a little screen in there that is watchable from very small distance. i gues that part alone is just a tiny part no bigger then a square inch if i took that part and the real "eye" of the camera, so you see directly what the camera sees without recording or any other useless parts and mount some IR LED's on there you have nightvision! are these parts available ? http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1045/3759027/18347161/384056393.jpg here's my idea in paint. and most inportant is it affordable ?

Question by rabarbarbaar! 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


HELP please : Battery for nightvison

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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


is there a way to deasemble a usb cam to connect to a small screen??

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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can you really make night vision headgear with just Congo blue and primary gel sheets and a handful of IR leds ?

I have seen this on the net quite a few times but I have my doubts, would it be as good as using camcorder viewfinders and IR leds

Question by Barramundi 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Design idea help needed- nightvision

Is it possible to create a night vision with the following circuit... fitted with scanning disk tv method (accept for the fact that i'll use multiple mirrors instead of disk with holes) of video capture and display. Will it be sensitive enough? what I plan to do is- In simple terms, ill be using atmega as ADC... and photodiode as signal input. output will be via port d... if value of input is 1, one led red is turned on.. if value is 2,one green led red is turned on.. if value is 3,1 red and 1 green if 4=blue if 8, 2 reds 9, 3 reds so on

Topic by Suraj Grewal 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago


How can I make night vision goggles without theatrical gel sheets? Answered

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 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can anyone really make legitimate night vision using a camera view finder?

I've seen tons of hacks with theatrical gel sheets and high powered IR lights, but is it possible to amplify the light from a view finder and make actual night vision, not a "night vison flash light" but somewhat, military grade night vision.

Question by Houston1 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


9v VS 9vdc?

I'm working on an LED IR Illumination circuit (KipKay's nightvision with just the LED circuit). The thing works great but kills my 9v batteries pretty quick. I have a 9.6Vdc 300ma power adapter. Is is possible and SAFE to use this in the circuit instead of a 9v battery? Sources: KipKay's Project https://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Nightvision-Headset-Hack/ Power Adapter http://www.noiseguide.com/product_info/h_pro_96vdc300ma_adapter_ps200r120  

Question by mrgrim333 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Does night vision monocular + camcorder = nightvision camcorder?

Greetings all, Longtime browser, first time poster.  I watched Kipkay's video on using a cellphone with one side of a pair of binocs to create a sort of zoom lens and at that precise moment my dog began barking at some critter outside.  This made me wonder if I could attach a night vision monocular to a camera or camcorder.  I have an assortment of cameras at my disposal, I am a proud garbage picker, after all, and a nice NV monocular somewhere in storage. Kipkay merely positioned the cell phone camera in the right spot on the binoc lens and was able to see a reasonable image.  Has anyone tried anything like this with night vision?  If the idea is sound I'll dig out my gear and made a stand to keep it all together and post it as an instructable.

Topic by TsarNicholas 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Superbowl 3D glasses - congo blue? Answered

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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


what kind of cameras do military uav's use?

You know Call of Duty 4, in the AC-130, or in any helicopter, they have the white-on-black image, possibly nightvision or IR, that isn't the best quality but gives it the targeting computer look? What is that Called?

Question by itak365 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can I turn a Sony Handycam w/nightvision into a Thermal Imaging cam with temp?

I want to View Electrical Wiring and motors for hot spots and lose connections. I have a Sony Handycam with the night vision that I can use. It is going to be used in a Vocational High School for Teaching Students electricity

Question by electricproff 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how can i make a nightvision circuit with only an tiny screen and a tiny lens (from an old mobile phone)?

Recently I bought a new cellphone because my old one was wrecked, and old and so on and so on. so I took it apart, and finished with the parts I wanted, a tiny color screen and an tiny lens, with leads to an tiny red thingy where underneath a sort of connection circuit. can anyone give me a schematic where I can see how many power, how to connect, and how to turn on and off the camera. because I want to make a night vision set, which you can make with for example a webcam or that one on your mobile. but I want someone, without any cords, one you can build in an a modified pair of glasses. thanx in advance!

Question by bobiebob 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Night Vision camera

I just picked up a pair of the eyeclops nightvision monocle for $50 after screwing with a pair a friend has, i have been messing with them and despite the fact they look like a toy, they are pretty impressive. I plan on modifying them so their less design oriented and more practical.My question to anyone who knows about or has a pair of these how hard would it be to hook a camera up to them. my plan is to take a webcam and remove its camera then solder wires from the webcam to the camera on the monocle. anyone else have any ideas?http://egeste.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/jakks_nightvision_goggles.jpg

Topic by arch_angel07 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


another problem in finding connection points of a camera viewfinder

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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Help with Viewfinder Pinout??

Well guys, I've had this viewfinder sitting around in a drawer for TOO long. I ripped if off an old camcorder in the dump like 2-3 months ago, remembering a few different projects I've seen on here (and other sites) such as: https://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Nightvision-Headset-Hack/step3/Disassemble-the-Viewfinder/ (sorry the hyperlink part of instructables never works for me) I know I've seen a project somewhere online too where a guy used one of these TINY crt's for a miniature arcade machine, just to name an example. I've ran into a bit of a wall here though, it would seem as though everyone else's viewfinders have indivigual wires coming off the board for power and video input. Mine doesn't, it has ONE ribbon connection (although mangled a bit, I still have the ribbon cable that goes with it). This is a really simple looking circuit board, but as I don't exactly have lab quality tools sitting around, I don't wanna solder wires onto it until I know for sure which is for power, I'd hate to fry it on the first time! I tried following the traces on the board but I've never been too good at that, is there some way I can probe around with a voltmeter to determine what is for video input and what is power? I've tried googling numbers off the board and tube and that didn't help either. If anyone can help me power this tube, please tell me!!

Topic by Punkguyta 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Top 50 2008: Instructables

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Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago