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Rocketfish hd webcam conversion

by gonzoearth | June 20, 2013 22:39 | 4,532 views | 3 comments | #8323 | 4,532 views | 3 comments | #8323 20 Jun 22:39

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I converted a Rocketfish HD webcam (model RF-HDWEB10) for infrablue by removing the IR filter and adding a piece of Rosco 2007.

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The Filter removal was easy(holding with spudger in above image). It was located on the underside of the familiar screwed in lens assembly that cracked open quite easily. This is a discontinued $5 camera. Major downside is that currently it only works in Skype and spectralworkbench.org on the mac. The current rocketfish webcams are around $15 and seem to be cross platform.
http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/product-search.html?query=webcam The new cameras are likely better but this one does seems promising (although still need to test the blue channel leaking IR). Auto-focus continues to work after re-assembly and the camera has white balance control.

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Image of cypress tree within group of eucalyptus trees. Side note: I got Ned's plugin up and running with Fiji on my macbook with zero issues. Settling in with using it...

Update with more close up images of the inside:

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Wow, cool!

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updated original post with closer pictures of the board

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