The Cheap-Thermocam V3.5 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. An advantage compared to the cheap smartphone addons on the market, like the FLIR One, is that you can get true raw temperature measurements from each point in the 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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