Comprehensively breaking a logitech webcam trying to remove the IR filter before doing what should have been done in the first place.
After looking at a guide online for how to IR modify the Logitech C270 webcam I thought all it would take was a little heat to melt the glue. As it turns out n my newer model of the device the filter is fused to the sensor meaning my attempt to remove the glass brought the entire sensor with it.
Xbox vision cameras are known for being easy to remove the IR filter from. They are popular with astral imaging enthusiasts for attaching to telescopes. The small IR cut filter is in the lens in front of the sensor and can simply by pried out.
The only other modification I think will be necessary is to do something about the 4 green LEDs that illuminate the ring around the lens when the camera is in use.
Simply googling “IR modify [insert webcam model here]” was how I found the appropriate steps for these mods.