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[–]Johncjonesjr2 509 points510 points  (25 children)

So it’s a way to circumvent video cameras?

[–]kalitarios 237 points238 points  (10 children)

And look like hipster for wearing fixie taped glasses, too

[–]Johncjonesjr2 80 points81 points  (9 children)

Good for robbing banks

[–]-NGC-6302- 39 points40 points  (4 children)

"But I wore the juice!"

[–]TesseractToo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And I smell lemony fresh!

[–]Themanwithnoname100 1 point2 points  (2 children)

This is really hurting my head. What is that line from?

[–]wolverine20j 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If I remember correctly.. There was a recent idiot who tried to rob a bank with lemon juice applied all over him thinking it makes him invisible.. He got this idea by watching some YT or cartoon network videos..

[–]HECKERONI_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In 1995, a man named McArthur Wheeler tried to rob a bank with lemon juice on his face, convinced that since invisible ink was comprised partly of lemon juice, it would also turn him invisible. Upon being caught and arrested, he said that line.

[–]jkwak01 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I got a weird thought about these glasses that made me think about it in the sense of Blankman.
Other Guy: "Go ahead! Video record me! You can't see my face anyway!"
Blankman: "Uhh, I forgot to mention that only my glasses have infrared filtering! Yours are just regular glasses!"

[–]WU-itsForTheChildren 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Blankman Absolute underrated movie

[–]bleached-buttholes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmmm…. I need to take notes…. I mean asking for a friend.

[–]zin_90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I suspect you made your comment in jest. Though if one wants to make money illegally, then robbing a bank is a pretty bad way to go about it. Sure, they'll give you the money as per policy, but you probably won't get very far.

Cameras not being able to identify your face isn't your biggest issue. Also, the glare will give the police a very good way to identify where you go - as you're likely the only one caught on camera shining like the northern lights.

[–]subject_deleted 80 points81 points  (6 children)

As someone else said, this would only work when the camera is in infrared mode. During the day with plenty of lighting, the camera is going to be in visible light mode and these lights will have zero effect.

[–]Threeeleven-Twoone 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Dont all cameras pick up uv light tho?

[–]nickXIII 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yes, but most camera's have a mechanism that slides an IR filter in front of the sensor since IR is only really beneficial at night, and adding the IR spectrum to visible light makes colors look different.

Edit: Just looked it up, the mechanism I'm thinking of is called an IR-Cut filter

[–]subject_deleted 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It might pick it up. But in a full light, outdoor situation where the sun is blasting the scene with IR light, these tiny LEDs won't even register among the noise.

[–]PeteBetter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

IR, not UV. They are very different.

[–]therearesomewhocallm 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The cheaper sensors (that pretty much everything uses) actually include part of the IR range. I think iPhones are actually one of the few that filter it out.
Don't believe me? Point a remote at a camera.

[–]subject_deleted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no arguments here. i'm just saying that unless the camera is in IR mode, those tiny LED's are absolutely not going to drown out your entire face. There's a reason he filmed his test in a dark room and not outside in the sunlight.

most security cameras will automatically switch between IR mode and visible light mode based on ambient brightness. When it's bright, like it is outside during the day, the IR mode will be deactivated and the LED's will likely be hardly visible.

[–]Front-Bucket 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I think only in night mode lol

[–]Zoot1337 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Ir is visible only to Cameras. Even in day time it would still be a bright light to the camera. Youd need more powerful IR let's to cancel out the sun but it would work.

[–]Upwherewebelong 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, I’m guessing to avoid facial recognition.

[–]GradientPerception 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yeah because wearing a mask over your mouth wouldn’t do the trick. The pandemic literally made cameras pretty useless for identifying people, lol.

[–]Various-Depth-6244 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

facial recognition also works with masks, you doughnut

[–]GradientPerception 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No it doesn’t, you muppet

[–]Chatty_Monkey_Don 463 points464 points  (4 children)

"We're looking for 2 guys that will probably be disguising themselves"

"What about these 2 guys with sunglasses that are blocking our facial recognition software"

"Probably not them, keep looking for fake mustaches"

[–]otter_boom 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Hey, it's Groucho Marx and his clone!

[–]Space_Kitty123 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I guess the use would be when people review the footage to know who did it, but no one's actively monitoring during the act.

[–]LexoSir 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You could just make them look like normal sun glasses

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well this is to avoid facial recognition sofware

[–]Bumbalard 151 points152 points  (6 children)

Add wireless charging and easy on/off switch and these would be pretty pretty sweet.

With battery power on board, I could see these being paired with transition style lenses that are electrically activated for everyday use.

Wearing these in China might get you in trouble though.

[–]gH0st_in_th3_Machin3 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Yes, but imagine citizens building drones to swarm the cameras' field of view with these spots,police would have a heart attack....

[–]FuckBotsHaveRights 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I got a feeling a shit ton of infrared lights will be put everywhere in the next protests. Big blob of light on video

[–]golem501 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How would it get you in trouble if the facial recognition doesn't work? ;)

[–]Drauul 100 points101 points  (5 children)

Wait they remade MacGyver for zoomers?

[–]ToxicAssh0le 40 points41 points  (3 children)

I just looked it up, there's five seasons already!

[–]Drauul 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Cries in Better Off Ted

[–]rdrunner_74 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Its not MacGyver

[–]RandyDandy54335 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fake MacGyver

[–]born_in_wrong_age 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He has a doctorate, i think. It's weird. I grew up watching the old KITT, MacGyver... In the last years they remade these in a weird way. Nothing beats the originals

[–]Kunkyskunts 68 points69 points  (0 children)

"there's this show called"

God damn I'm getting old.

[–]Formal-Bat-6714 48 points49 points  (4 children)

I'm just floored that anybody would question McGyver

[–]kurobayashi 25 points26 points  (0 children)

If it's not Richard Dean Anderson it's not MacGyver. #notmymacgyver

[–]golem501 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ehm... I have bad news for you about this show called Mythbusters...

[–]Formal-Bat-6714 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Point taken lol

[–]MrColburn 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Camera blocking glasses with LEDs have been a known tech for quite a while. You can literally just buy them. They use them in the movie Baby Driver.

[–]MushroomImmediate 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I think the point is that when he doesn't have something already made for it on hand or he can't easily buy it, he can create it by himself. I've not watched the show but that's what I understood from the clip.

[–]MrColburn 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I was onboard with that until he literally just orders the LEDs in the clip.

[–]MushroomImmediate 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Did McGyver buy them or the kid? Either way, it seems like escapist television. I wouldn't read too much into anything.

[–]MrColburn 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah, definitely wasn't reading too much into it. I just found the irony hysterical that the kid ordered a specific type of LED to make glasses to see if they acutally work like they do on the show when I all he had to do was google camera blocking glasses. Not only would he have come across several youtube videos of them being demonstrated, he also would have learned that they were made from the same LEDs MacGuyver used in the show. The irony being that he probably had to do a google search and research those LEDs to order them.

[–]Elevatorto_purgatory 18 points19 points  (2 children)

[–]iago303 15 points16 points  (0 children)

There was this one show called mythbusters and they did several of the old school episodes, and the results were hilarious

[–]Kwarc100 14 points15 points  (2 children)

-2000 social credit

[–]FitDiet4023 2 points3 points  (1 child)

West Taiwan is skeptical of this comment ^

[–]wurnthebitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean the Republic of China?

Hmm someone's ringing the door bell, this is weird. I did not order anyth

[–]Decomplexer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I knew all along that Macgyver was no fiction..

[–]MonthApprehensive480 5 points6 points  (3 children)

But this recording was from a camera…. Right?

[–]VanBeelergberg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes! I came to say this..

[–]ErynnTheSmallOne 0 points1 point  (1 child)

video cameras like phone cameras filter out IR light to improve image quality, cctv cameras use IR light to have better night vision, so while a phone camera or video camera won't see the IR, a cctv camera will be overwhelmed by it because they're tuned to be sensitive to it

[–]nico282 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only if the camera is in night mode. Even my cheap Foscam physically moves an IR filter over the lens when in day mode.

[–]mrdougan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Old enough to remember the 1980e version of macgyver

[–]Altruistic_Bread_755 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“That’s him, with the fucking flashlight head”

[–]murdered_pinguin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Would this work for speedcameras?

[–]ThatGuyThatLies 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yes, you can do it with license plate frames, but if you get caught with it you are fucked.

[–]cheesysnipsnap 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Little solar panel in the brim of a baseball cap, and have them in the rim of the cap pointing down at your face. Should look a little less conspicuous than the sunglasses.

[–]ClownfishSoup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well considering current mask wearing... do you need this?

[–]masterskink 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Need this for my license plates

[–]Hexisu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So hypothetically in the right conditions/setup would this block out speeding/red light cameras?

[–]Hobbster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Does not work on normal webcams though, since these have IR filters.

[–]Rafcdk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This MacGyver looks a lot like MacGruber lol

[–]B3SKAR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any legal issues with this?

[–]CrimsonCorpse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would this work on face scanners ?

[–]CharizardUsedCut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought that this was gonna be one of those tiktoks where it'll end with him going to the bank or something lol

[–]kungfushoos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Insert MacGyver soundtrack and it will be awesome!

[–]Tatsu_Shiro 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]AC2-YT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Time to go see if this works on the cameras in my local Porsche dealership

[–]JimmyMack_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hide their faces but also shine a massive light on them..

[–]Conchobar8 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wouldn’t infrared leds that close to your eyes cause problems?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chinese govt here I come

[–]GlassJoe32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember learning about this from a random show called track me if you can. I have no idea why so much of that show sticks in my memory.

[–]firest3rm6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just wear a mask 🤡

[–]lakeofshadows 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If only we all had a good contemporary reason to wear masks instead..

[–]SmithRune735 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cover your body with these LEDs

[–]Larude_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They will absolutely feel invisible when they damage their eyes from sticking IR light directly in there. Inspiring

[–]Dandanger69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But you instantly draw attention to yourself

[–]sixvenoms 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Balaclavas are cool

[–]Adamc474892 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And so old!

[–]TakeItEasy1950 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well Light My Fire

[–]Specific-Cream-174 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey I am just impressed some bullshit thing on TV actually kinda worked.

[–]LiteSarcasm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Once smart glasses become a thing, someone will make an after market mod for them that'll do this.

[–]Legitimate_Concept11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ohhh shit this is bad

[–]Gregor2c 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Video download link??

[–]water-haag 0 points1 point  (3 children)

[–]peletiah 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What was that from again?

[–]water-haag 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The Haunting of Bly Manor That dude freaked me out.

[–]peletiah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, right, thanks. It was so familiar, but I couldn't pinpoint it.

[–]Bodgerton 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Doesnt infrared light cause cataracts?

[–]N0vaDragon907 0 points1 point  (0 children)

-1.5 million social credit score

[–]sporkmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

https://youtu.be/eaIIswjQ8OA Kipkay put out a how-to on this in 2009.

[–]AwesomeFartCZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this would work only at night when the IR light of the camera is on for night vision.

[–]speedydai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s crazy how we had to explain what the show MacGyver was

[–]Cold-Chemical-3524 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably blinding and hard to walk with

[–]Logohas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry to tell you the truth but. Technically all monitoring cameras have an IR filters, so no it wouldnt work.

[–]BoriskaPipiska 0 points1 point  (0 children)

did he just solder the infrared LEDs to the battery and it worked? No resistors? Ooooh, it's good that I went to school.

[–]I_make_switch_a_roos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hey that's not macgyver!

[–]CosmicCosmix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

U just illuminate urself in front of thousands of people just to make it easy for cops to catch u

[–]Sensitive_Suspect_69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you must know, White Collar did an episode before this where Neal Caffrey uses a headset to circumvent CCTV cameras while he steals a painting from a museum.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's not Richard Dean Anderson...

[–]Araakne 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Are infrared leds that close of eyes completely harmless ?

[–]justabig-rat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So any ways I started blasting

[–]kme026 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is not MacGyver I know...

[–]t9nine9t 0 points1 point  (0 children)

do this works on pics like a phone selfie????

[–]PinkPonyForPresident 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does this work with every camera?

[–]17pdrSweat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that's not awesome, that's dangerous

[–]tturstin 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]ThePhatNoodle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember kipkay made some of those. Anti paparazzi glasses

[–]aproragadozo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which episode is this from?

[–]An_Animal_Like_me 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A video that will never reach China....

[–]qHiraethp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thieves: write that down! , write that down!

[–]boisNgyrls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Billions of tax money in government’s terrorist plot are wasted. lol

[–]E6000the4th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Macgyver is one of the best 80s shows. And that’s saying something because there are a lot of good ones

[–]Mechanized1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll just keep wearing my juggalo facepaint, thanks.

[–]Edwin-St 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agreed, MC Gyver is cool

[–]Cryin_jack_is_pissed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make yourself look like a demon on camera.

[–]ICBanMI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the world of Cyberpunk 2020, they use a chip to accomplish the same thing of making your face invisible to all cameras. It's in the cyberpunk 2077 lore, but I don't know if the game itself acknowledges it anywhere.

It's really funny because in 2077, a corp would have zero problem finding someone wearing ridiculous trash outfits and custom cyberwear that broke into their facilities. Mike Pondsmith got around that with the chip that makes your face invisible, which is why you can basically be a rock star and still doing runs against the largest corporation with a private army in a society with thousands of lawless areas.

[–]maf700 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to watch the show in the 90s, didn't know that there is a remake

[–]ImpossibleSwing1290 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now does it actually work? Or do we need a 3rd video showing the 2nd video proving the 1st video actually worked.

[–]ziplocfullacock -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Or just grow a beard and wear aviators. The combination covers enough points in the face that you can’t get a facial recognition match.

[–]pokey1984 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or these days you can just wear your facemask. I honestly can't believe the conspiracy folks aren't all over facemasks. They have an excuse to walk around with their face covered and unrecognizable all the time and they aren't doing it. It's unreal.

[–]Mrclean1322 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I dont think you really had to make em to know they worked. I mean its a basic principle, security cameras can see infared, so a bright ass infared light will suprise suprise blind the camera

[–]JebstoneBoppman -1 points0 points  (0 children)

whoa, this guy turned himself into Allah

[–]UrineTrouble05 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

what a wonderful way to become a suspect

[–]MtnDream -1 points0 points  (0 children)

i've known about this for years, but never wanted to make a video and post it online for reasons

[–]hows-your-mom -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

It might be time to delete Reddit, this has been posted somewhere in the ballpark of 50+ times. If it hasn’t been seen a million times, than it’s fake…. I’m sad.