No clue, but take me with you to Orlando plz. Lol.
Hmmm... now where would be the cheapest source of a vest with the kind of reflective tape you're talking about. Then I'd cut out the tape, not needing the vest; a little adhesive--double-sided duct tape--and, possibly, voila! I have a Habor Freight semi-nearby. Or would Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc, have cheap vests like the one you have? I should probably go to YouTube and see if I can find any close-ups of the HP wand "orb" ends. Or maybe there are some close-ups on Google Images.i have security cameras in & around my house and a vest with reflective tape on it is super bright in the dark when the ir leds from the camera come on
not 100% certain where you can find reflective tape ... but i haven't been in the market for any, so i didn't look and don't happen to remember if i seen any ... probably have but didn't make a mental note about it ... lol
Thanks Bobby. Definitely passive--no battery compartment on the wand. May give Michael's a try and/or Jo-ann's fabrics. Since there's talk of a gray Bumi Chiffon fabric that may be similar to what AtmosfearFX uses as its projection surface at Spirit in-store displays. I've felt the projection surface in a Spirit store and it's semi-thick, gray, and has a stretchy plastic feel--if I recall correctly.Why do you think it is IR reflective, vs any other technology ? For instance a small IR diode would allow the wand to act like a remote control. Instead of pushing the button to send out a signal, you wave the wand.
I read up on them a bit. It looks like they are passive and do not work like a remote.
Here is some material that was suggested as something that might work for this.
If I were going to try to make one, I would go to Michael's or similar and buy a rhinestone jewel.
Kind of like a bedazzle uses. Hemispherical with a little mirror material on the back.
Thanks Bobby. No paper punch handy. But where could I find gold foil? Literally packing my bags and have to head for the airport in about 3 hours.Before I bought a space blanket, I'd use a paper punch on a sheet of aluminium foil to cut out a dot and stick it to a pencil. (BTW gold foil is highly IR reflective).
If looking for the IR reflective tape, I'd look up mfg website and request a sample.
Thanks IBC. There's a Party City--also a Dollar Tree--on my way to the airport. Anyone else think the Party City product could work? Would be fun to pick up a paper bunch, some # 2 pencils (also a Staples next door), and just try a variety of things. @Dave, it's about the fun of the hack, not the $50!Don't know if this will work, but Party City has 8 1/4 by 10 inch sheets of Prismatic Effects Duck Tape for $1.99 each.
@Bobby, might your suggestions make even more sense given the above observation?Here's more info to add to the mix:
"Yup, the orb is made from a black translucent material, then painted on the bottom half with a reflective chrome coating"
The link in Mike's above post doesn't seem to go anywhere useful now.
If I were trying to make a passive IR reflector wand and didn't have gold foil available...
I would put an aluminum foil disk on the end of a dowel rod, and place over that the dome from a PIR detector.
You can then decorate the side of the "wand" to be anything you want.