Member Since: January 10, 2012

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  • Appreciated the narration. Looks like fun.

  • UV cameras seem to be conspicuous by their absence…

    I’m not an expert in the world of camera components, but I’d suspect the reason why I see more IR than UV cameras in embedded applications is because of the difference in optimal optics involved for UV vs IR… For IR, we can use the same optics/lenses as visible light- the only adjustment required is a filter swap and maybe focus (depending on the lens). For UV, regular optical glass does not transmit UV very well, so carefully chosen or modified lenses are required for the best results.

    I suspect it’s a lot easier to make an IR camera than a UV camera, which keeps UV in the niche of the niche.

  • What would you build if you had a jet engine?

    Personally, I’d probably build a safety enclosure.