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EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:12:24 am »
A quick hack turns a Flir TG165 Thermal camera into the worlds first thermal IR imaging camera watch!
Makerbot 3D printer action, and a trap for young players with LCD ribbon cables.
http://www.flir.com/tg165/
FLIR TG165 Thermal Imager Teardown



 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 02:28:56 am »
A question for Dave2:   Do you use any other 3d modeling software other than SolidWorks?   If so, how does it compare to whatever else you know?  I've never worked with SolidWorks and am completely unfamiliar with it.

 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 03:33:14 am »
A question for Dave2:   Do you use any other 3d modeling software other than SolidWorks?   If so, how does it compare to whatever else you know?  I've never worked with SolidWorks and am completely unfamiliar with it.

He said he's used Inventor and Rhino, but commented "every sucks!". But he likes Rhino but it doesn't have all the features he needs.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 05:25:29 am »
What kind of 3d printer would you have to have to make all surfaces smooth? I know its possible [saw 3d printed railway models] but I don't have details on this.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 05:43:07 am »
Qtips used for watch strap anchors - Nice
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 06:48:17 am »
Qtips used for watch strap anchors - Nice

Surprised he didn't use folded paperclips.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 06:58:50 am »
Surprised he didn't use folded paperclips.

Didn't have any!
Just needed something temporary for the video.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 08:01:46 am »
A question for Dave2:   Do you use any other 3d modeling software other than SolidWorks?   If so, how does it compare to whatever else you know?  I've never worked with SolidWorks and am completely unfamiliar with it.

He said he's used Inventor and Rhino, but commented "every sucks!". But he likes Rhino but it doesn't have all the features he needs.

Looks like all corporate communication is tunneled through the appropriate instances.
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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2015, 08:30:49 am »
Does it tell the time?
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 10:00:56 am »
Suck it, Apple Watch! 
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2015, 10:01:54 am »
What kind of 3d printer would you have to have to make all surfaces smooth? I know its possible [saw 3d printed railway models] but I don't have details on this.

Simple answer: One that costs more than $500 and doesn't squirt melted plastic through a nozzle.

eg. SLA printers can produce really nice results with amazingly fine/detailed parts.

http://www.wired.com/2012/07/3-d-printers-that-dont-suck/






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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2015, 10:27:22 am »
Nice, arnold chould have used that watch!
Beats slathering yourself in mud   :popcorn:

http://www.wired.com/2012/07/3-d-printers-that-dont-suck/

That article is nearly 3 years old and the comparison picture is not a apropriate representation of the current technology.

A decent (expensive) extruder based 3D printer will produce much, much better results. Still not compareable to other methods of printing, but much better.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2015, 11:56:20 am »
My first thought:
Cool, he build a Commander Keen watch.

Nice Idea.
But why didn't you use a filament-pice instead the q-tip?
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2015, 12:36:59 pm »
Years in the future Samsung will be defending a multi million dollar claim from apple over their infringement of apples 2017 patent of adding a thermal camera to a watch. Here's your prior art samsung!!
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2015, 12:40:35 pm »
But why didn't you use a filament-pice instead the q-tip?

We looked around for something quick and dirty for the video and that's the first that was suitable.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2015, 03:25:38 pm »
Unfortunatelly, not everything what can be attached to hand we can call a watch.
If we compare with Apple watch, which can be called a watch since it is probably not bigger than 1inch2.

It will be difficult fit this prototype IR camera inside 1inch2, than ok it could be a watch, but for the moment it isn't...
My watch with sun tracking software will be for sure ~1inch2, because of I wouldn't like to tell someone it is a watch, unless it has a size which is practical for everyday use.

BTW: Fireman will be more happy with IR camera in his helmet, because of he wants have his hands free and ready for action and his hands have to be rather protected from heat not exposed to IR  :palm:
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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2015, 05:55:22 pm »
With the sensor placed on the forearm like that, how much thermal noise is introduced from standard human body temperature heat emissions? How does the device compare when worn on the forearm to say, sitting on a table at room temperature?
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2015, 09:14:04 pm »
It's nice to see Dave and David having fun and actually building something.

It would be interesting to see what it would look like printed on a professional 3D printer like the one Dave saw at the Australian company he visited a while ago.
Just squirting out melted plastic makes for rather ugly parts :)
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2015, 05:22:08 am »
Reminds me of: https://youtu.be/alZhcFSyoE0?t=2m
Unfortunately Mike's prototype had the sensor on the wrong side for a watch.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2015, 03:03:17 pm »
Reminds me of: https://youtu.be/alZhcFSyoE0?t=2m
Unfortunately Mike's prototype had the sensor on the wrong side for a watch.

That's the first thing I thought of too. Maybe it's time for Mike to make a new case and put his sensor on the side too.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2015, 08:40:03 pm »
That article is nearly 3 years old and the comparison picture is not a apropriate representation of the current technology.

SLA printers have also improved over the last 3 years...
 

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Re: EEVBlog #736 - World's First IR Thermal Camera Watch
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2015, 11:54:24 am »
Now add GPS and IMU, map-software, some kind of health-monitoring, a database to keep track of the stuff you're carrying and a 3inch CRT, put it all in a metal enclosure and power it with a nuclear battery and you got yourself a *drumroll* PIPBOY! :D

I'm surprised, nobody made a working replica of those things yet. All the individual pieces of technology are readily available.


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