Somone pulled one out of an old camcorder. If i recall correctly it was like a 1/4" lil CRT.
Got my projection lens in =] Havent had a chance to play with it using my video camera viewfiner, but it does indeed project (tested it using a PSP screen, though it was less than ideal)
Ill test it with my viewfinder tomorrow. Anyone know if there would be any adverse effects to projecting on to a mirror angled at 45 degrees? I dont think there would be but ya never know. Also thinking about using a small 640x480 or smaller LCD to use as the source. Could build a mini projector that way. Hell, maybe the nitemaxx lcd with a brighter backlight?
Wish some other people were working towards this and posting on the thread =/
Alright, getting anything to project has been a real pain, though i did have one success, my 3 LED maglite (uses two AA batteries)... This will project very nicely, and about 10 inches across at only 6 or so inches away from the surface. It is also SUPER crisp, i can see all the fine scratches on the LEDs and the clear lens cover. Seems to be almost ideal..
I guess i need a Fresnel lens to direct the light of whatever im trying to project first then i guess? i dunno, new to all this optic stuff. Im going to go look around and DIY projector sites and see if i can figure anything out..
Did some research, seems i'll need 2 Fresnel lenses, roughly the size of the LCD panel i want to project..
I wish i actually had a nitemax, as it seems this would be ideal. Anyone got one they wish to sell for a decent price? Im trying to track one down online... Whats a fair price to pay for one guys?
I only tested it with a cheap "magnifier" fresnel lens. Might be better with a projector lens, but it didn't seem to be bright enough. Here's a crappy pic.
I also have one out of those giant 80s video cameras as well. That one might be brighter (though does have a radiation warning on it )
One thing that would be good if you could use something like that outside of size is that black, is black, but I don't think you'll get one bright enough. I might be wrong though.
Is Mark (the guy who sold us all the nitemax cameras) out of them totally? He had a lot of them that where just parts, such as the backhalf with the LCD. Which is what you really want.
Price is going to vary, some people have them on ebay but wanted a LOT of money.
mark has plenty of parts, i got in contact with him after i posted last. I think im going to try and use the nitemax lcd and controller, along with an LED backlight and a copule of Fresnel lenses. I want to lay it out horizontally, then use a mirror to project on to the windshield
Any news on that guys?
Well, I got my NiteMax's but I lack the equipment and supplies to try anyhitng more. In a few months when I'm back home with all my tools, and can run to the hobby shop for anything i need, i'll get back on it.
Is that NiteMax worthing it's money?
I have a ccd ir 1/3" camera from ebay and I'm satisfied, but I'd like to compare it with nikemax.
PS: I want to make sth like BMW's nightvision...