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New Projects

by on May.21, 2009, under Equipment

First of all, I wanted to say that if anyone is out there… reading this blog, let yourself be known. Comment or contact, I’d love to hear from you. I definitely would like to meet more people with similar interests. If any of the projects I described here worked for you or if you have any adjustments/enhancements, I’d like to hear those as well!

I’ve been working on a few projects. I recently converted a SVP DC-12DX 12 Mega Pixel digital camera to be a IR camera. The quality is much less then the Digital Concepts project, so I’d like to hear some opinions as to what went wrong with this. I should have that project how-to in a few days.

The other project I’m working on is a IRĀ  illuminator kit. I purchased a IR LED illuminator kit where you need to assemble/solder the parts. I also figured out how to wire AA batteries in series to generate the 12 volts to power the illuminator. I’ll be working on the case for it today. As soon as I have a fully assembled the unit, I’ll be writing a post about it. That project has been especially fun for me.

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How to convert a Digital Concepts digital camera to be a IR camera.

by on May.11, 2009, under Equipment



First things first.

#1 This CANNOT be undone. By converting this camera, it will only shoot in infrared, it will NO longer be a normal digital camera

#2 I am NOT responsible if you ruin your camera. This is a ‘fun’ project, that can turn costly. I cannot determine how careful you are or how well you follow instructions.

You have been warned. If you don’t want to risk ruining this camera, STOP NOW!

Okay, for the people that want to have fun, let’s get started.

I’m using the Digital Concepts 7.1 megapixel (#87690). I purchased mine for about $60. Here is a link to the camera at Buy.com.

This is a decent camera, and at $60, it’s not too bad if you end up bricking it. If you follow the directions and go at a nice methodical pace, you should be fine.

p5110067Let’s begin. First we need to remove the screws from the unit. With the LCD facing you, there are two screws on the bottom, one screw towards the right, and two screws on the left (the second screw is under the USB flap). Here is a tip, I use a small precision electronics screw driver with a magnet to grab the screws easier. (continue reading…)

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