Usable as webcam and infrared lights

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tantrev
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Usable as webcam and infrared lights

Post by tantrev » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:55 pm

Greetings,

I am a University student and am part of a group that excites high school students about engineering. I am trying to create a device that allows students to see their veins via a high resolution infrared webcam. My questions are this:

1. Can the TrackIR 5 Pro device be accessed as a simple monochrome webcam? (straight video feed from camera)

2. Does the device have built-in controllable infrared lights?

Any help would be greatly welcomed.

Thank you,
Trevor

ProfFarnsworth
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Re: Usable as webcam and infrared lights

Post by ProfFarnsworth » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:31 pm

This site has all you need: http://www.hoagieshouse.com/IR/

tantrev
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Re: Usable as webcam and infrared lights

Post by tantrev » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:05 pm

Unfortunately I have destroyed a few webcams in trying to make them infrared and the results are never that pleasing.

It could be desirable to use the TrackIR 5. Is it possible to get a video feed from the device?

VincentG
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Re: Usable as webcam and infrared lights

Post by VincentG » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:29 pm

The TrackIR is not designed to stream a gray scale image directly. (ie be used as a web cam)

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