Author Topic: Cheapest Thermal Cameras for R&D  (Read 3700 times)

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Offline ShazTopic starter

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Cheapest Thermal Cameras for R&D
« on: November 04, 2016, 11:32:22 am »
Can Anyone suggest the cheapest thermal imaging sensor for research and development purpose (specifically for imaging humans for studying the skin temperature)? basically I am asking regarding some thermal camera module that can be assembled with arduino/freeduino/other,  to obtain thermal images. The existing commercial ones are very expensive to be procured by students working independently. The basic goal is to design a system that can capture thermal images and provide them in standard image format for further image processing.
 

Offline ShazTopic starter

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Re: Cheapest Thermal Cameras for R&D
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 05:42:43 am »
Can you please be more specific as I am new to this study and still in exploration phase.
 

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Re: Cheapest Thermal Cameras for R&D
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 08:54:58 am »
Cheapest infrared camera with 320x240
http://www.thermal.com/products/compactpro/
Mike did review and teardown

 

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Re: Cheapest Thermal Cameras for R&D
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 09:11:48 am »
Cheapest infrared camera with 320x240
http://www.thermal.com/products/compactpro/
this camera is a bad choose. Or is the "patent pattern" gone?

for 500 + shipping you get a Thermal Expert Q1 with 384x288 Resolution and much less noise.

But i think a hacked E4 is a better choose for this case. Resolution 320x240, very good digital filters, Visual camera, full calibrated temperatures and a lot of Camera supported Measurements.
And with the PC you can download the images. and there is a Network mode, with that you can download a full thermal frame to pc (4 sec. per frame), this frame could be directly analyzed and/or stored.

Freeware Thermal Analysis Software: ThermoVision_Joe-C
Some Thermal cameras: Kameras
 


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