This is a How-To for making your own PS3 Eye camera external IR filter DIY adapter.
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Earlier this year, while trying to get my DIY TrackIR working using a PS3 Eye camera, I struggled to get my infrared LEDs to light up in programs such as Opentrack or Freetrack, etc. I had done the mod that removes the IR blocking filter in the camera, replacing it with floppy disk as was recommended by many people, but it didn't work for me. I started to think it was my LEDS or my assembly, but then I came across a helpful thread written last year by EmerlistDavjack - http://riseofflight....-cheap-heres-h/. In his thread, he suggested using an actual camera 850nm IR pass filter. To quote him directly with what ultimately caught my attention and became the solution to my problem, he wrote: "Stop messing around with overexposed films and floppy disks and buy an IR Pass filter"! He couldn't have been more correct, because it works nicely!
So, great advice in hand, I ordered a camera filter off ebay - http://www.ebay.com/...9kAAMXQaZxSDxpb. Before it arrived, I opened up my PS3 Eye camera and removed that crappy floppy disk, then reassembled the camera. Once the camera filter arrived, I tried to set it up on my camera using elastics as per the picture that EmerlistDavjack provided, but found that it wasn't an ideal solution, because the filter would fall off with any movement of the camera.
I came up with a solution that worked much better for me and looked nicer. After that, with the generous help of 1PL-Husar, I got Opentrack working well, and haven't looked back (except to check my six )
Even though EDtracker has caught my attention recently now that it works with RoF, I'm still using OpenTrack with my DIY TrackIR setup for the time being. I figured that many people out there are also still using a PS3 Eye camera with OpenTrack, or FreeTrack, or TrackHat, or FaceTrackNoIR, etc., so I thought I'd create a simple, albeit crude, graphic tutorial for those who are interested in using an external camera IR filter and making this adapter themselves. If you can't find the parts that I have suggested, try to find something similar based on the measurements and ease of use. I'm sure someone can improve on my version, but for now, this should hopefully be a good starting point. Just click on the graphic below to view a larger version of it, or right click on it to get the option to save it.
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