Another Reason To Recycle Old Tv Remotes !
Secret agents use a little bit more tech for tasks like this but we can improve pretty much the same effect !
Step 1: Flash Light Basics
Have you ever wanted to have night vision goggles? Well I'm going to show you how you can make something similar by using a hand crank flash light.
Step 2: Dismantle The Flash Light
First, you take apart its head. Carefully remove everything inside until you reach the LEDs. Gently remove the LEDs from the flashlight.
Step 3: Build
Then get an old remote control you don't need anymore and gently open it and look for the infrared LEDs on the circuit board. Using a soldering iron, remove them from the board. Now place them in your flashlight. But make sure to connect the plus and minus terminals right by using a volt meter.
Then put everything back together and you have an infrared flashlight invisible to the human eye. For better style I gave it a new color with a magic marker. I then applied it to my small camcorder using electrical tape to stick it on. Now you have an IR night vision camcorder ready for action.