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DPRG: IR too sensitive.

Subject: DPRG: IR too sensitive.
From: James Andrew Smith (Onnimikki!) jasmith at ee.ualberta.ca
Date: Tue Mar 9 11:20:26 CST 1999

On Tue, 9 Mar 1999, Matt Minnis wrote:

> I tried red cellophane, but that didn't seem to block any IR at all.  Does
> anyone have any ideas?

Cheep sunglasses.  (Seriously) (-:

It's what we used to get our QuickCams running on our outdoor mobile robot
back in '97... the other teams at competition got a good laugh until they
saw how well it worked.

The QuickCams are really sensitive to IR because of their CCDs... so the
sunglasses might also work for you... or they might block out too much...
so get a cheap pair and try it out. (-:

- -James
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