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What does the fox say? You'll probably never know, but at least we can see what that pesky fox is up to with this Raspberry Pi IR-CUT Night Vision Camera!
This IR-CUT version includes an IR filter switch giving you the best possible picture clarity in both day and night! During the day you can toggle the mode to Normal Mode by setting a chosen GPIO pin High, this disables the IR filter removing colour distortion from the filter. During the night, simply toggle the GPIO pin Low and the IR filter is enabled, when light levels drop too low the IR LEDs are activated and you are in night vision mode! Visit the Waveshare WiKi for details on how to toggle modes.
Our Raspberry Pi IR-CUT Night Vision Camera plugs directly into the CSI connector on the Raspberry Pi, and features two high intensity Infrared LED spotlights for night time recording! The IR LED's are powered directly from the CSI port, and are capable of lighting an area at a distance of up to 8m! In testing, the best images were captured at a distance of 3m to 5m. The camera also features an adjustable 3.6mm focal length and 75.7 degree viewing angle.
This Raspberry Pi night vision camera uses the same OV5647 as the standard Raspberry Pi camera, and is therefore able to deliver a crystal clear 5MP resolution image, or 1080p HD video recording at 30fps!
The LEDs intensity is limited by the Raspberry Pi power supply, please ensure you have an adequate Raspberry Pi power supply installed. LEDs running at full intensity can get hot, please take care during prolonged use.
The IR LEDs can be bolted to the body of the camera using the included bolts. This connects the 3.3V supply to the boards and secures them in place. If you need to adjust the ambient light threshold (to change when the infrared LED's toggle), there is a tiny adjustable potentiometer on each LED board, you can turn it to change the threshold. Please ensure any fitting or adjusting is completed prior to plugging the device into the Raspberry Pi and switching it on.
Please follow this guide on how to install the Raspberry Pi Camera for details on how to set the board up!
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