To add a filter to the PS3 Eye camera, follow the video below on how to remove the stock infrared blocking filter:
Once that is done. Make sure the the plastic around the removed filter is flat and level like in this pic:
Blow out the lens and make sure there are no pieces of loose plastic. Place filter on lens and make sure it sits into the hole as far as it can. I use a soft cloth and push it in to make sure it is in there snug.
You should hold it up and look at it to make sure it is level and in far enough:
Then screw it back onto the PS3 Eye camera board, making extra sure not to tighten it too much for you will break the glass over the sensor if you do. It needs only to be screwed on just until it becomes tight.
When testing the camera once the lens is on but not back into the original plastic camera body, light will be able to hit the sensor from the sides so your image from the camera will sort of appear washed out.
Now assemble the camera back together if you desire too, and when you put the circuit board back into the front piece of plastic, make sure not to screw it down too much. To test this, as you tighten the screws which hold the stand on, turn the lens back and forth and tighten the stand until the stand doesnt wobble and the lens turns a little harder than originally, but still doesnt require a lot of force to turn it. Just unscrew it a little until it is just right. Then put the back plastic piece on and test the camera. Everything should be fine, but if you find that the PS3 Eye Test App from AlexP just shows a black screen and 0 FPS, you have destroyed your camera in the process.
As of August 11, 2009, I’ve taken apart about 250 PS3 cameras with no failures except the first one which I learned on, so let me know if you have a problem by emailing me or sending me a PM.
If you would rather just buy a camera already modified with a filter you can check out my website’s store here: http://www.peauproductions.com/store/