|ThermalCam with MLX90614, Arduino UNO, XBee Series 2 and prototyping shield|
There are lots of people out there, who already built a working version with this $35 device, but most of them use a wired connection and a Java graphical user interface (GUI).
I wanted to get the thing wireless and also to build my own GUI where I may customize some things that I miss with the Java-version. I chose a XBee Series 2 configured as a Router AT with 57600 baud and Processing for the GUI. I'm already done with the data transmission part. I can control the ThermalCam with some buttons in the Processing sketch and get the data out of the chip but it still lacks a nice GUI and a webcam overlay.
This awesome project was first developed by two german pupils Markus Kohl/ Max Ritter for "Jugend forscht 2010" (german science competition for pupils). Well done!
I already made some thermal images with the Java program and here are some examples.
|Sitting at the desk, waving my hand. Background dark blue: windows, right orange square: tft screen|
|Raspberry Pi with voltage regulator (left bottom), main chip (middle) and ethernet chip (right)|
|Laptop laying flat on the ground, upper half display, lower half keyboard/ mainboard|