The Darklight was one of my first night vision designs and people keep asking me to bring it back, it was the first unit to over come the zeroing problem due to the fact that you could adjust the turrets, just like on a normal scope, no other home build at the time could do this. It has gone through a few changes over the years, the latest version makes it easier for most people to have a go at building one……so what are you waiting for ?
Observe up to 500 yards in complete darkness
Menu options for best lighting plus cross hair design menu ( have the cross hair how you want it )
Fixed #x optical magnification ( depending on scope used )
#x digital zoom ( camera dependant )
Built-in adjustable turrets for zeroing
Robust, high quality construction
Video out for viewing images and videos on an external monitor
Joystick for menu functions
Front AO focus
Powered by rechargeable Li-ion battery
Built in switch dimmer
Objective Diameter: up to builder
Built in picatinny mount for IR torch mounting or rangefinder mounting.
Lets get building,
Below are the links to all the parts you will need, click on each link to purchase that part, you do not have to buy all the items, you may already have what you need or you have a different idea for a part to use. Some links will take you from our website and others to our own shop, just come back to this page when your ready. If any links do not work then let us know, you may win a gift for doing so !
Your list of items
Digital IR Night Vision 5x40 4XZoom Monocular
Adjustable elevation and windage mount
Some extra small screw and nuts if your bolting it
Metal or aluminium plate at least 50mm x 20mm x 2mm
2 part apoxi resin if you want to glue the metal plate on
A drill and drill bits if your mounting with bolts
Screwdrivers small enough to undo the monocular, if your mounting with bolts
Small 4mm grub screws x4 at 5mm length ( only if you want to lock the elevation and windage adjusters )
3mm drill bit and 4mm tap die for the grub screws only if you need them
Later version will show how to mount upright with the monocular weaver rail, we will add this alternate mounting idea another time.
INSTRUCTIONS, please start at part 4 if you intend to glue rather than bolt on. This reads like a book, from left to right, then top to bottom.
This first video is of the prototype CS Darklight, it was not as good as the Compact as it was in the early stages of design, on the video you can see that I have plugged in a DVR so the shooter can record. Also this proves that the turrets work as you can see in the picture the bore sight laser appears to move, when in fact its the cross hair that is moving.
This second video I thought best to show the zeroing of the Darklight from the shooters eye, so you can see its just the same as adjusting a normal rifle scope turret.
Then if your happy with the estimated cost and want to go ahead, click on all links to parts that you need below
You may already have some parts of your own or want to modify the idea, its your build so its all up to you. Some parts we stock so those purchase links will direct you to our shop, others from companies not associated with us
Once all your parts are delivered, check they are correct and working!
We give ideas of what tools are needed but you may have your own solution,