Thanks for the video tutorial. It helped a bunch. Instead of taking a knife to the IR blocking filter, I used my dremel which was a breeze. Thanks again.
Next up is some how getting my 9.75 mm in diameter band pass filter into where the old IR blocking filter was. Maybe fooling around with gluing it in.
Guys in case you havnt seen my other thread addressing the insertion of a better band pass filter than the piece of floppy disk that I used in the first post, here is the link:
Also from my DSI thread: http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthread/4627/
Notable are the pictures showing how much different a proper band pass filter is than a piece of floppy disk at filtering out a specific band of IR light.
I took a similar picture of a flourecent lamp in my room,
With a floppy disk band pass filter:
I think the difference is mostly because a floppy disk is a highpass filter and not really a bandpass filer since it passes light beyond a particular band (why you see more light) while the bandpass filter only pass a small band.
The floppy disc seems to diffuse the light (good on surfaces, bad on cameras!).
Thanks for these videos. I’ll have to watch them when I’m on a computer with Flash installed (dang engineering labs).
I was originally going to post this question in another PS3eye thread, but here seems appropriate..
Has anyone experienced any unmanageable latencies using the eye? My colleague and I were trying out some linux drivers on his laptop and we were getting latency of around 1-2 seconds, which would be entirely horrible for any practical application.
When removing the IR filter I found if you hold a fresh new razor at a angle and turn the lens you can peel the plastic ring like a apple and flip the filter out from the edge. I was a little apprehensive about gouging at it.
Thanks for the tutorial, after removing the IR-filter I put a piece of a clear double-layer-dvd-blank (which you find at the bottom of those spindles) which had the same height in it, it was badly cut and had some scratches on it but it makes a surprisingly well image. (no difference to the image before taking out the filter)