Thursday, September 30, 2010

Improvements - Video Cameras Instalation

During the repair process that my car had about a year and a half ago, I decided it was time to make a couple of mods.
 This is a series of posts from that time.

Video 1 - Passing UPT Class5 cable from the front and rear of the car to the inside passenger seat.And then turning them into USB cable extension for the cameras.
Video 2 -Transforming a standard webcam into an infrared webcam. This is soooo very easy. The CCD inside a webcam is more than capable of interpreting infrared light. So capable that the lens need a infrared filter (the red glow you can see when looking into a webcam? that's the infrared filter). All you have to do is to remove this filter and replace-it with a normal light filter.
Video 3 - Testing the normal cameras.
Video 4 - Testing the IR cameras after tweaking
Video 5 - How it looks (everything I've done) in the end.
Video 6 - Final cameras and laptop.
Video 7 - Transformation of the X5Tech camera from powerleds to IR leds