A wearable thermal camera has been created by Thingiverse member Gianteye providing a unique ring that can be used to generate a pixelated heat map and temperature reading when required. Enclosed in a 3D printed case the Pointycam wearable thermal camera can be created under $200.
Applications of the Pointycam include :
– Use it to find leaks in your drywall – the damp parts will be a different temperature.
– Tell instantly if frying oil is at temperature without getting your thermapen dirty
– Look for hot/cool spots in your wood stove, kiln, oven, or skillet
– Measure exactly how hot those coals are before you shut the lid
Features of the Pointycam include :
– 32x24 pixel resolution
– 10Hz framerate (maximum allowable)
– Atmel SAMD21 processor at 48MHz, wow
– 16-bit 96x64-pixel display, cute and beautiful
– Comfy silicone enclosure
– Open Hardware (really)
– Open firmware – hack away!
“To ensure the electronic components don’t rattle around during use, employ a few strips of double stick tape to sandwich the battery between the GridEye board and the screen. You can also use little strips of neoprene tape to pad the space separating boards to shore up the fit between the electronics and the enclosure.
Start by printing out the top and bottom of the enclosure. Stick the strip of neoprene tape to the inside of the ring print. Place the board assembly into the bottom half of the enclosure, lower the top half over it, and secure with two M3 thread forming screws. When the enclosure is sealed up, you can still access the power switch through the cutout next to the screen. It’s sized to fit a pen, paperclip, or DSi stylus – use whatever’s handy.”
Floor details jump over to the official Pointycam website by following the link below.