So you want to experiment with thermal imaging in your Arduino or Raspberry Pi project? You may want to check out the FLiR Dev Kit. It features a Lepton longwave infrared (LWIR) imager and a breakout, which means you can add thermal imaging to your project fast. Just attach the imager module into the provided breakout, connect the headers, and you are set.
The Lepton LWIR module has a small camera, offering 80 × 60 pixels resolution. The breakout board accepts a 3-5V input. Here is what you get:
- LWIR sensor, wavelength 8 to 14 μm
- 51-deg HFOV
- 80 (h) × 60 (v) pixels
- Thermal sensitivity <50 mK
- Fast time to image (< 0.5 sec)
- Power consumption
- MIPI and SPI video interfaces
Not cheap, but this kit could take your Arduino or Raspberry Pi to a whole new level.