There are absolutely incredible technologies that I believe will help the makers to build new and interesting projects. One of these systems is a thermal imaging camera with a footprint no more than the size of a dime.
With a Lepton thermal camera and an Arduino Mega, the engineer Sameer Ansari design and test a system able to track the warmest of an object. With 2 servos for pan and tilt, the ‘head’ can follow the movements of a person in front of the camera.
The $207.60 thermal camera is equipped with the most compact longwave infrared (LWIR) sensor and provides a resolution of 80 × 60 pixels. At the cost of the camera should be added the cost of a breakboard. The $48.00 Lepton thermal camera breakout provides the wiring options for development boards such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
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A short video to see the camera in action