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Over the long cold winter, Tom Shaffner determined that the insulation on his home needed improvement. In this project he details how he built a low-cost, DIY, Raspberry Pi powered way to find exactly where he needed to buff up his the insulation on his house. Here’s more from Raspberry Pi Blog:

His first thought was to get a thermal IR (infrared) camera, but he found the price hasn’t yet come down as much as he’d hoped. They range from several thousand dollars down to a few hundred, with a $50 option just to rent one from a hardware store for 24 hours.

When he saw the $50 option, he realised he could just buy the $60 (£54) MLX90640 Thermal Camera from Pimoroni and attach it to a Raspberry Pi. Tom used a Raspberry Pi 4 for this project. Problem affordably solved.

See project!


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