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Offline dcole07Topic starter

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IR camera
« on: April 17, 2008, 02:29:32 PM »
I would like to use a IR camera with a robot, but they seam to be hard to find. Can you guys name any sites that sell them?

The wii remote is a good example of technology that uses an IR camera. I know IR sensors can't hard to find, but these just pickup the general amount of light in the area (1 value).

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Re: IR camera
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 03:03:23 PM »
almost all webcams can see IR light

maybe use roborealm and filter out all colors except for the color of IR light thats picked up by the camera
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Re: IR camera
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 03:55:51 PM »
http://www.drsinfrared.com/

Entry level cameras such as DRS E3500S cost $6k

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Re: IR camera
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008, 04:30:04 PM »
Just specify wavelength of interest. If below 1 mkm, everything is OK. If above it, no hobby-level cameras available. IR LED wavelength is in average 0.85 mkm.

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Re: IR camera
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 04:33:04 PM »
http://www.superdroidrobots.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=837&catid=37
analog, but probobly usable

http://www.superdroidrobots.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=769&catid=64
digital, ip camera? why...

this is analog + digital it seems, but is color camera, if used in conjunction with an IR emitter, will it pick it up and return in b+w???
http://www.superdroidrobots.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=736&catid=37
« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 04:38:00 PM by maverick monk »

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Re: IR camera
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 04:42:53 PM »
most low cost cameras with those adjustable lenses will have an infrared filter, remove it, then buy a cheap TV remote and remove the visible light filter from the front and use it to replace the IR filter you removed.

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Re: IR camera
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 07:10:37 PM »
The wii remote is a good example of technology that uses an IR camera. I know IR sensors can't hard to find, but these just pickup the general amount of light in the area (1 value).


This may not be what you need, but the wii remote detects up to 4 points.  This guy is using them and gives some examples of how he is doing it:
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/

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Re: IR camera
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008, 06:01:49 AM »
What about hacking an old camcorder that IR on it?

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