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April 24, 2015 AT 3:00 pm

Community Corner – April 24, 2015: The Featured Projects from this Week


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Charles Werbick posted an awesome thermal imaging project today in our community that uses a Raspberry Pi 2!

Happy Friday  #Piday  Everybody!

For this one here’s an affordable (if low-res) Thermal Imaging project from a Raspberry Pi 2, a Pi Camera, a display(HDMI or PiTFT will do)  and a Melexis MLX90621 16×4 thermopile array. Everything but the MLX can be had at #adafruit  for around $125. The MLX90621 is available from Digikey for under $75. (In the video I call it an MLX90620. Ignore me, they are interchangeable with the 90621 having a faster refresh and lower noise.) (read more)


Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog

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Thanks so much to Alan Chatham for writing in about his Remote-Control Thundercloud Project that he’s written up on instructables. It looks great!

For Spokane-based arts organization Terrain’s Uncharted Territory event, Laboratorybuilt some remote-control thunderclouds to accompany the Spokane Symphony and a host of local bands.(read more)


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