Infrared webcam

Infrared Self-portraitHere’s an easy-to-follow guide for hacking up your webcam to take pictures in infrared. Essentially all you have to do is take apart your webcam, remove the little plastic plate over the camera sensor that acts like a filter and replace it with two black chunks of film (from the end of a roll of negatives). I have an old 3com HomeConnect, it wasn’t that hard to do but I pretty much had to take the whole thing apart. If that’s what you have, you’ll need a small allen-key, a small star screwdriver and possibly some tweezers (although it’s easy enough to drop the film bits into the holder).