Wednesday, August 13, 2014

IR: Seeing Infrared Through a Plastic Box

Seeing Warm Hand Through Plastic
Seeing Infrared Through Plastic Box

Infrared, for some reason, is known for being able to see through things. I'm not going to point fingers. It does behave differently than visible light though, which makes old boring things interesting. For example, a very simple transparent, plastic case for earplugs that came with a package of earplugs. Fun, disgusting fact: I used to carry earplugs in my pockets without a case because I didn't like the look of the bulge or the feel of the plastic box digging into my body. Something about being dirty and losing them too often changed my mind.

With this long-wave infrared camera, I've tried shooting through walls and glass. I have also tried shooting through plastic bags. Results have been boring and interesting. This is a shot through a clear to visible light box made of plastic. Which type of plastic? No idea because there weren't any labels I could find. Yes, it's a clear plastic box, so one would assume that light of any kind would pass through it. I'd have thought of the same of glass if I didn't know better though.

Reminder: Temperatures are not accurate.

Body Heat and an Infrared Camera
Boiling Water on the Stove
Cooking Scrambled Eggs
Cooking with a Microwave Oven
Vacuuming a Carpet

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