Raspberry Pi goes nocturnal with infrared camera module
The Raspberry Pi already has a Camera Board, which was announced in May, but now there’s a new infrared camera module.
It’s called the Pi NoIR (geddit?) and is a variant of the visible light camera board with the same 5 megapixel image sensor.
The idea is that this opens up the Pi to apps requiring night vision, such as monitoring security, nocturnal wildlife observation, hyperspectral imaging, astronomy, and even paranormal investigation.
It can take still photos with a resolution of 2592 x 1944, and can also record up to 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second.
The module itself measures 20mm x 25mm x 9mm, can also record up to 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second.
RS Components is selling the camera board for £16.80. Optional extras include an infrared lamp, a Raspberry Pi camera stand, and various cables for HDMI, VGA and Ethernet connectivity.