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.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.