Apollo Pi Thermal Camera #piday #raspberrypi #adafruitio @Raspberry_Pi @AdafruitIO

OldTechNewSpec repurposed a vintage Apollo microwave detector from 1979 as a thermal camera. It’s powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero with our AMG8233 thermal camera breakout, displaying the temperature on a 1.3″ TFT display.

“Just three Python scripts control the menu logic, sensor and Adafruit.io integration, with the display handled by PyGame“:

It has a Preset and a Dynamic mode – in the first the colours shown on screen are based on hard-coded temperature thresholds, and in the second the colour range can be adjusted using temperature sliders on an Adafruit.io dashboard.The dashboard also instantly displays any snapshots uploaded by the device, which are captured using the original thumb button on the grip.

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