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Jan 15, 2019 14:14:27   #
Dikdik (a regular here)
 
An article on the BBC regarding sensor damage caused by LASERS and LiDAR:

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46875947

Dik

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Jan 15, 2019 14:18:49   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Lidar, Lidar! Sensor on fire!

Seriously, thanks for the warning.

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Jan 15, 2019 14:22:46   #
Dikdik (a regular here)
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Lidar, Lidar! Sensor on fire!

Seriously, thanks for the warning.


I used to have a 5 watt army surplus 'targetting' laser; it was downright dangerous... cameras or eyeballs... would burn a track on your retina in an instant 'just in passing'.

Dik

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Jan 15, 2019 14:31:22   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
I've seen articles with photos where people have taken pictures in a club with lasers floating around.
Puts permanent burn lines on the sensor. Occurs mostly with video as the chances of the laser hitting the front of the camera are increased.

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Jan 15, 2019 14:37:19   #
Dikdik (a regular here)
 
Longshadow wrote:
Puts permanent burn lines on the sensor. Occurs mostly with video as the chances of the laser hitting the front of the camera are increased.


LiDAR is a common emitter for self-driving vehicles and will be more common in future. You and your camera can be exposed, not realising you are.

Dik

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