HOW TO: make your own Infrared goggles

Here is a short tutorial that will teach you how to make your own infrared goggles for under 10 bucks. Warning: If you ever decide to build yourself a pair, never, ever look at the sun with them. Doing so will burn your corneas in seconds. UV and IR filters only allow light from the wavelengths they were designed for to pass through the goggles. Unfortunately, these particular wavelengths can burn your optic nerves as well as your corneas if you are not careful, so please use common sense when messing around with them. Since the lenses on these goggles are very dark, they make your pupils go wide open, making them even more susceptible to IR light. You have been warned!

(Via Techeblog)

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12 Responses to HOW TO: make your own Infrared goggles

  1. I have a bad feeling about this, Kiltak. You know there are people who want to try the things they are warned about! *LOL*

  2. I have a bad feeling about this, Kiltak. You know there are people who want to try the things they are warned about! *LOL*

  3. BohhhhhhhhhGus!

    No pair of passive goggles is going to make your eyes sensitive to "invisible" wavelengths.

    They call them "invisible" for a reason. YOU CAN'T SEE THEM!

    Duh.

  4. BohhhhhhhhhGus!

    No pair of passive goggles is going to make your eyes sensitive to “invisible” wavelengths.

    They call them “invisible” for a reason. YOU CAN’T SEE THEM!

    Duh.

  5. Warm blooded mammals such as humans cannot see in infrared.

    The heat given off by our own bodies would produce too much interference to make any infra-red receptors an evolutionary advantage.

  6. Warm blooded mammals such as humans cannot see in infrared.

    The heat given off by our own bodies would produce too much interference to make any infra-red receptors an evolutionary advantage.

  7. This is … really dumb.

    Your eyes cannot see infra-red (or ultra-violet). Passing light through a filter does not change the frequency (color = frequency). What you are seeing is ordinary visible light, minus the frequencies blocked by the filters.

    I know this is an old article, but you should be ashamed for posting pseudo-science, and for never making a correction.

  8. This is … really dumb.

    Your eyes cannot see infra-red (or ultra-violet). Passing light through a filter does not change the frequency (color = frequency). What you are seeing is ordinary visible light, minus the frequencies blocked by the filters.

    I know this is an old article, but you should be ashamed for posting pseudo-science, and for never making a correction.