Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are very few hours spare this weekend might be interested in creating their very own Raspberry Pi powered night vision goggles, that have been built by Instructables user Mr_fid.
The Infra-Red night vision googles have been built using a model A Raspberry Pi single board mini PC, together with a Pi Noir camera and Quanum FPV Goggles.
Instructable’s user Mr_fid explains more :_
Because the Quanum googles had a RCA input they could be connected to a raspberry pi and if you had a camera in the front you could maybe make a crude set of night vision goggles? Now I might be a bit of a geek but I happen to have all the items I needed! So this was just for fun and to see if it worked and the whole unit was just taped together so it could be stripped down and the goggles used for their real purpose (FPV)
The raspberry pi I have is an original “A” model which I hacked to remove the RCA connector (not for this project) so I then had to solder a RCA lead onto the pads left. The other connections are the BEC wires which were soldered to the GPIO pins Pin 2 (or 4) for positive and pin 6 for negative, See the photos. The camera model was then connected to its connector.
At this stage I connected the raspberry pi to a monitor and wireless keyboard/mouse (the Raspberry pi “A” only has one USB connector so the wireless keyboard and mouse work well with just the one USB needed for the receiver) I then checked all bits worked by switching on and opening up the terminal and running
To build your very own Raspberry Pi powered night vision goggles jump over to the Instructables website via the link below, for details including a component list and full instructions.Filed Under: Hardware, Top News