Thermal imaging cameras are mostly used for energy audits of residential places and workplaces. Usually, these need equipment like FLIR B60 that cost somewhere between $5000 and $8000. David Schneider, however, feels a little differently and found a way to make your own thermal camera in much less price. The man excels in such technological hacks and explains how an award winning design inspired him to come up with this innovation.
David’s version of thermal camera, employs a little different list of parts that includes: Asduino microcontroller ($30), COM-08654 Laser module along with a digital controller ($19), Melexis’s MLX90614?DCI ($52), powder-coated metal case for Arduino ($30), plastic mount for servos($5), DDT500H for pan-tilt mechanism ($25), and Hitec HS425BB x 2 servos ($13×2). In total, the bill doesn’t exceed $200. Isn’t that wonderful.
Schneider adds that once you are successful in creating the camera it can be used for numerous purposes like checking out weather-stripping faults in your home, monitoring minor gaps if there are any, scanning people or mirroring Kirilian photography for clicking the actual energy emitted by people.
You can learn more about it here: https://youtu.be/rcTKVOzxCmw
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