TCam-Mini: Including Wi-fi To Flir Lepton Thermal Imaging Sensors

With how dear thermal cameras are, why now not construct your personal? That is the function with which [Dan Julio] set out some time in the past, protecting the venture(*10*) in nice element. Whilst without equal function is to create a stand-alone answer, with its personal display, garage and processing, the TCam-Mini is an engaging platform. The use of the 160×120 pixel (*3*)FLIR Lepton 3.5(*10*) thermal sensor, and mixing it with a customized PCB and ESP32 module for wi-fi, he created a wi-fi thermal digicam referred to as the TCam-Mini at the side of accompanying tool that may show the radiometric information.

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The venture is to be had on GitHub(*10*), in addition to as a GroupGets crowd-funding(*10*) marketing campaign, the place $50 will get one a TCam-Mini board, minus the $199 Lepton 3.5 sensor. Now not affordable, however rather a scouse borrow relative to e.g. the FLIR One Professional digicam add-on module. In comparison to the aforementioned FLIR One Professional, there’s a certain receive advantages in having a extra transportable unit that isn’t reliant on a smartphone and accompanying FLIR app. With the ability to load the radiometric information at once right into a desktop application for processing makes it a more in-depth fit to the pro thermal cameras which [Dan] states that he’d love to get as with regards to when it comes to options as imaginable.

Not too long ago [Dan] has additionally begun to additional symbolize those Lepton sensors(*10*), with the intention to see whether or not their accuracy will also be advanced from the rated +/- 5-10 °C. For this he repurposed an outdated in-ear thermometer calibration tool. Together with tweaking the ESP32 firmware, there’s nonetheless so much that may be finished with the TCam-Mini, nevertheless it positive looks as if a amusing venture to tinker with if one is into Leptons.