DIY CCD camera
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Looks interesting, but no mention of how much all the components cost.
Our objective is to provide the details of a maximum number of elements of the Audine camera and where they can be found in the shops. We want the cost of this project to remain as low as possible.
The Audine camera is a rectangular box with sides equal to 80 X 80 mm (3.15 in. X 3.15 in.), the height is 90 mm (3.54 in.) and it weighs 600 grams (~1.32 lbs.). The CCD sensor is the Kodak KAF-0400 which has 768x512 square pixels of 9 microns. A system with a Peltier module cools the sensor. The readout noise is lower than 18 electrons. The digitization of the image is of 15 bits and the reading time is approximately 15 seconds for full resolution. The camera is connected to an IBM-PC compatible computer via the printer port. It is also perfectly possible to use Audine with a portable computer.
Albert White MSc FRAS
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