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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 06:31:15 pm »
They have the product ready!  :-+ :-+ :-+

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 06:44:08 pm »
Hi,

I wish them well.

These people are the 'anti-Mu'

I am not sure how they will fair. The price gap between their offering and the Flir one is not that great.

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 12:53:29 am »
Backed immediatelly!

Hopefully (quite probably actually) they will reach the stretch goal and I'll get a TIC that has slightly higher resolution than the FLIR one (plus is US$100 cheaper and can communicate with a pc, not only a phone). A TIC for $243 inc. shipping to CZ is a STEAL!

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 11:24:59 pm »
But the resolution only goes up to 64 x 62 pixels. That's a little low unless the company has plans for larger sensors in the future.

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 11:33:53 pm »
But the resolution only goes up to 64 x 62 pixels. That's a little low unless the company has plans for larger sensors in the future.
Not really - that res is perfectly OK for a lot of TIC uses, more so when combined with a  video overlay.
Even without the hack, the E4 is still a very useful tool.
 
I think $200K is maybe a little high a target though. Unless I wonder if maybe  Heimann were demanding a high MOQ for the sensor.

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 08:10:17 am »
But the resolution only goes up to 64 x 62 pixels. That's a little low unless the company has plans for larger sensors in the future.
Super-resolution is a technique that use many low resolution images to get high resolution image.

OpenCV supports it:


Since the module will have SPI pins accessible and sends out data through UDP stream, it shouldn't be to hard to implement super-resolution into software in pc or phone. I wouldn't mind having lower frame rate when inspecting electronics if thermal resolution would be double the original.

 

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 08:40:04 am »
Oh, good old playboy bunny test image of Lena for image processing.

The classics never die :)

 

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 04:01:56 pm »
I am curious if this thermal imager for smartphones would be useful for electronic projects to look at thermal issues? I have backed it since it is relatively (?!) inexpensive and I thought it would be good to find my dog's poop in the dark (seriously) but wonder if this is good for electronics also? http://kck.st/1khuUB6

Funny story about that Lena playboy image.... I recently took an online course in digital image processing, and the professor used the Lena image as an example.. then ensured a huge uproar over how inappropriate it was to use and one of the students posted a full hi-res pic of the entire Lena image. The professor had no idea the source of the original picture and was a bit embarrassed he was using that example for years without knowing its source. Learn somethun new each day :)

Anyway, I'm hoping these guys get their kickstarter backed http://kck.st/1khuUB6 as I think they mean well, but it is a lofty sum of $$ they are looking for.
 

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 05:27:19 pm »
The Lena picture has been used and characterized so many times since as far as I can remember that it's not going away anytime soon.

It was around back in early 90's when I was involved in image processing, but apparently it's been used since the early 70s

 

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2014, 08:11:42 am »
The Project is in the "danger zone" now (kicktraq trending 91%).

Would be a pity if it doesn't make it. This one seems to be real, not like the muoptics comedy.
 

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2014, 08:38:12 am »
The Project is in the "danger zone" now (kicktraq trending 91%).

Would be a pity if it doesn't make it. This one seems to be real, not like the muoptics comedy.
If it weren't for the mu optics fiasco I think this would have a much better chance, but I think their target is maybe a bit high. Of course they could try again with a lower target.
It looks like they have support of a sensor manufacturer, so it's also possible that having seen the demand they will help them along to establish them in the market - they are a direct competitor to  Flir's Lepton, but I suspect once Flir have recovered the development cost, they have potential to drop the price of Lepton substantially due to lower manufacturing costs.

 
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Thermal Imager
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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2014, 03:46:20 pm »
Looks like they got a really good discount on the sensor as the list price of the 64x62 array is $1018 on the US distributors website.

http://www.boselec.com/products/documents/HeimannArrays12-6-13.pdf
 

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2014, 04:11:56 pm »
ensured a huge uproar over how inappropriate it was to use
This makes me sad ...
 

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2014, 02:53:26 am »
FLIR just released a new high-resolution camera core: http://www.photonicsonline.com/doc/flir-releases-new-oem-thermal-imaging-core-muon-0001

I wonder if they're feeling the heat (no pun intended) from the competition?

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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2014, 05:45:54 am »
FLIR just released a new high-resolution camera core: http://www.photonicsonline.com/doc/flir-releases-new-oem-thermal-imaging-core-muon-0001

I wonder if they're feeling the heat (no pun intended) from the competition?
It's quite a bit larger than the Lepton so doesn't seem suited for smartphone applications:
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Re: Another phone-connected thermal imager....
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2014, 09:26:08 am »
Yes - th emuon is just the next in their line of high-spec cores, using the same sensor packaging tech as seen on the E4.  640x480at 60fps would be sweet!
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