A sophisticated, hackable, 32x24 pixel thermal camera breakout! Use it to monitor the temperature of your CPU or coffee pot, or to build your own heat-seeking night vision camera. It's perfect for building into projects - industrial, scientific, or just fun - and much more affordable than most thermal cameras. The breakout makes it easy to use the camera with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino, using I2C and 3-6V supply.
The MLX90640 far-infrared camera is an array of 768 (32x24) thermal sensors that can detect temperatures from -40 to
300°C with approximately 1°C accuracy and up to 64FPS! The applications of this camera are manifold: measure the heat
or heat dissipation of devices like CPUs, circuit boards, or electrical appliances; use it to identify thermal inefficiencies in your home; or use it for presence detection to identify bodies in complete darkness.
- MLX90640 breakout
- 1x5 male header
- 1x5 female right-angle header
- Designed so that you can solder on the piece of right-angle female header and pop it straight
onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).
- Melexis MLX90640 far-infrared sensor array (datasheet)
- 32x24 pixels
- Field of view: 55°x35°
- Up to 64FPS
- -40 to 300°C detection with approximately 1°C accuracy
- I2C interface (address 0x33)
- 3.3V or 5V compatible
- Reverse polarity protection
- Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, and with certain Arduino models