The next  revision of the Cheap-Thermocam will be coming soon !

The Cheap-Thermocam is a low-cost thermographic image scanner. With it you can analyse your house, electrical devices, etc. and identify for example thermal lacks.

Current FLIR cameras on the market cost a few thousand dollars.

My idea was to reduce costs by using one single non-contact temperature sensor to create a thermographic image.

This is done by moving the infrared sensor over the target area with two servo motors, just like a scanner. Inside the Thermocam, there is a modern ARM Cortex M4 processor. It takes about 2 minutes per image to measure the temperatures of 3072 points. The Thermocam can measure heat signatures from -70° to 380° celcius with an accuracy of 0.5°. It creates BMP images with a resolution of 640x480 pixel on the SD card, and you can also modify the images on any computer with a special software.

 

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