30 Nov '17, 6am

Rage Against the Dying of the Light with a Raspi Night Vision Camera

Rage Against the Dying of the Light with a Raspi Night Vision Camera

One of the most interesting things about hacking is the difference between the vision we have at the beginning and the reality of we’ve built at the end. What began as a simple plan to build a night vision VR headset turned into a five-month adventure for [facelessloser] that culminated in this great-looking camera . He thought it would be easy, but almost every aspect presented some kind of challenge. The important thing is that he kept at it. One of the major issues [facelessloser] encountered was power. He found that the Pi (Zero W), the screen, and the IR LEDs draw between 1.5 and 2A altogether. He was able to solve this one by using the charging board from a 2A power bank paired with a 1200mAh Li-Po built for the high draw required by vaping. If not for space issues, he might have used a 18650 or two. Another challenge he faced was storing the video and images. He’d c...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/11/29/rage-against-the-dying-of...

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