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)
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