The Adafruit AMG8833 IR Thermal Camera board can provide a “FLIR™”-like imaging camera at about 1/10th the price of previous IR Thermal imaging units. Of course, the resolution and sensitivity are not as high as more advanced cameras, but hey, for $39 it’s a great deal.
With this project, I took the excellent Adafruit tutorial Raspberry Pi Thermal Camera by Dean Miller and added extra functionality to the software and hardware.
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