Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: DIY License Plate Reader, UTi165 Thermal Fever Scanner Camera, PCB Workstation with Nano-Probes, & more
ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UP
We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.
Earlier this year Rober Lucian Chiriac wrote about creating a DIY device that can recognize and read license plates. The plate reader utilizes a combination of on-device and cloud computing to work in real-time. The hardware for the project includes a Raspberry Pi, Pi camera, 4G antenna, and a GPS antenna. These items are housed in a DIY 3D printed case designed by @robertlchiriac.
This video camera takes photos of temperatures! This camera is specifically tuned to work in the 30˚C~45˚C / 86˚F~113˚ F range with 0.5˚C / 1˚ F accuracy, so it’s excellent for human temperature & fever detection. In fact, this thermal camera is often used by companies/airports/hotels/malls to do a first-pass fever check: If any person has a temperature of over 99˚F an alarm goes off so you can do a secondary check with an accurate handheld temperature meter. Learn more.
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