Night Vision Camera

Everyone today knows about night vision devices. In the films they are often used by superheroes to attack the enemy at night. Someone uses them as sights for night hunting. And some just like video filming in the dark. Be that as it may, today's invention proves that infrared shooting can be done with a GoPro budget action camera. How is this possible? Let's figure it out.
Night vision device from the camera
Night vision device from camera

Device description

Of course, our invention does not have an electronic infrared converter, as in full night vision devices is a complex device, inside of which in vacuum, an electric field is created that converts infrared rays to electromagnetic. But then it would not cost mere pennies. Our device is based on the work of the lens of a conventional camera,which is able to shoot not only in high resolution, but also in Ultra HD and 4K. It is equipped with a backlight ready infrared flashlight, battery powered. All elements are mounted on plastic glasses so that the device can be freely used without additional means - tripods, clothespins, clips, etc.

Necessary parts and tools

In order to assemble we will need a night vision device at home:
  • Low cost action camera Go Extreme Pro Cam;
  • Flashlight with infra red LED;
  • Lens for glasses of virtual reality;
  • Plastic protective glasses for construction work;
  • PVC pipe collar with socket;
  • Two clips for PVC pipes by 25mm;
  • Half a meter of paracord or nylon rope;
  • A small piece of foamed PVC sheet, 3-5mm thick;
  • Glue for plastic or superglue, masking tape, nylon ties, bolts, nuts.
The required tool is quite modest: a screwdriver with a core drill, a paint knife, pliers, nippers.
Night vision device from the camera
The device is nightvisions from the camera
 Night vision device from the camera

Getting Started

First we need to prepare action camera and properly configure it at the same time making sure that it still sees infrared rays.
 Night vision device from camera
Set the exposure to +2, and turn off automatically turn off the screen. So we can shoot a video in constant mode.
Night vision device from camera
 Night vision device from the camera
To focus on the object right in front of you will need a special lens for glasses of virtual reality. In fact, it will act as our viewing lens.
Night vision device from the camera
To install it, take a bottle of dark plastic from cheap energy, and cut it off at the neck. Since the distance to the lens will have to be chosen empirically, it is better to cut it with a margin.
Night vision device from the camera
Try on our lens on trimming the bottle. Now you need to somehow fix it.Cut the bottom of the lid from the same bottle and press the lens with it. Done!
Night vision device from the camera
Night vision device from the camera
To combine the LCD screen of the camera with the lens, well, and install them on the glasses, we will need to make it a body. To do this, we take pieces of foamed PVC for prototyping, and cut into pieces of a small box. The most convenient way is to cut them straight to the size of the camera.
Night vision device from the camera
Night Vision Device from the Camera
The viewing window on the camera screen is made rectangular. Work with this material is best paint knife. We assemble the case of our device on superglue or some other for PVC products, and glue the neck of the bottle-lens.
Night vision device from the camera
Night vision device from the camera
The device of night vision from the camera
We make small cuts on the case,so that you can easily pull out the camera when it is needed.
Night Vision Device from the Camera
Night vision device from the camera
It is time to fix our lens with the camera on the body of the goggles. The plastic is thin and brittle on them, so it is necessary to drill it with a drill bit with extreme caution. The author advises not to drill to the end, but to finish the hole with a painting knife. Masking tape, which should be pasted over the drilling area, will help to avoid cracks.
Night Vision Device from the Camera
Night vision device from the camera Due to the radius of the glasses, the mounted lens with the camera is directed with a large deviation to the side. This can be corrected by trimming PVC sewer pipes to 32mm. You will need a collar with a bell and a rubber seal.
Night Vision Device from the Camera
Night vision device from the camera We cut it at the right angle, clean the hole with sandpaper, and glue it in place with super-glued overlap.For greater reliability, the author chose to tighten this element with several nylon ties. "style =" max- width: 100%; " alt="Night Vision Device from the Camera"> Night Vision Device from the CameraNight Vision Device from the CameraNight vision device from the camera The next step is to fix the flashlight. We take two PVC clips on 25mm, and mount them on the opposite side of the camera on the bolts. Night vision device from the camera
Night vision device from the camera
Assembled, this device is quite heavy, so you will need a limiter on the arms of the glasses. It is easiest to make it from a paracord, a kapron cord or an elastic rubber band.

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