Converted one of my actioncams to full spectrum

By Solominer | Solominer | 10 Aug 2019

For about fifty dollars, these GoPro alternatives are great for using in areas where I may be worried about the camera getting damaged. Though normally these cameras block ultraviolet and infrared light using a hot mirror. I removed this glass and now the sensor sees in full spectrum (Ultraviolet, Visual Light and Infrared).


I was able to find a filter adapter that fit the sjcam pretty close, I added in double sided adhesive tape to fill the small gap. Though I also added some hot glue as I think the tape may melt, though I do not think the got blue will get hot enough in the sun to melt.


I use a battery pack so I can long term recordings like video lapse of the clouds. I cover the battery in a white paper towel so the sun does got cook the housing.


Using the filter adapter, I can screw on different passthrough filters like the IR720, IR850 or IR950 filters to capture certain wavelengths of light. I need to get an ultraviolet filter for it though I have not found it in the right mm filter size.

Its nice to have a cheap camera that can do infrared as well now, I get worried with my expensive DSLR and lenses doing risky things. Though with this setup Im less worried about it.




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I am a user of cryptocurrency and also run infrastructure for multiple Coins and Dapps. I write about my experience with blockchain tech and nature. On the side I use a full spectrum camera to take unique photos in the Infrared and Ultraviolet spectrums.


Working with interesting technology: blockchain, IPFS, infrared and ultraviolet photography/videos

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