IR Thermal Camera Breakout AMG8833
IR Thermal Camera Breakout AMG8833 - Add heat-vision to your project and with an AMG8833 Grid-EYE Breakout! This sensor from Panasonic is an 8x8 array of IR thermal sensors. When connected to your microcontroller (or raspberry Pi) it will return an array of 64 individual infrared temperature readings over I2C. It's like those fancy thermal cameras, but compact and simple enough for easy integration.
This part will measure temperatures ranging from 0°C to 80°C (32°F to 176°F) with an accuracy of +- 2.5°C (4.5°F). It can detect a human from a distance of up to 7 meters (23) feet. With a maximum frame rate of 10Hz, It's perfect for creating your own human detector or mini thermal camera. We have code for using this breakout on an Arduino or compatible (the sensor communicates over I2C) or on a Raspberry Pi with Python. On the Pi, with a bit of image processing help from the SciPy python library, we were able to interpolate the 8x8 grid and get some pretty nice results!
The AMG8833 is the next generation of 8x8 thermal IR sensors from Panasonic and offers higher performance than it's predecessor the AMG8831. The sensor only supports I2C, and has a configurable interrupt pin that can fire when any individual pixel goes above or below a threshold that you set.
To make it easy to use, we pick & placed it on a breakout board with a 3.3V regulator and level shifting. So you can use it with any 3V or 5V microcontroller or computer.
Even better - We've done all the hard work here, with example code and supporting software libraries to get you up in running in just a few lines of code! Check out our guide for how to get started.
People Also Ask:
Q1: What is the operational method of a thermal sensor?
A spring at the sensor's tip is fastened to a rod, which extends up to the gauge needle. In the stems' sensing ends, the spring is located. Heat delivered to the sensor coil creates movement in the coil, which moves the gauge's needle and displays the temperature.
Q2: What are the benefits of an IR sensor?
- Because of the view or highlight point way of correspondence, it gives made sure about correspondence.
- Due to their low power consumption, infrared devices' batteries last a very long time.
- Movement is reliably detected by infrared movement sensors both during the day and at night.
- No physical touch with the object is necessary for the sensor to detect it. For objects that are closer than 10 mm, infrared devices are better suitable.
- Devices with infrared technology can measure the distance to sensitive objects that ultrasound equipment may not be able to easily identify.
- They are actually smaller and milder in nature.
- It responds more quickly than a thermocouple.
- After some time, it provides excellent soundness.
- No oxidation or consumption can affect infrared sensors accuracy.
- High repeatability is communicated.
Q4: What distinguishes thermal imaging from active IR?
Short-wavelength infrared light is used by active IR systems to illuminate a target area. An image is created when some of the infrared energy is reflected back to a camera and processed. Systems for thermal imaging use IR light with a mid- or long wavelength. Thermal imagers are passive devices that can only detect variations in heat. Then, a monitor shows these heat signatures, which are typically black for cold and white for hot. Thermal imagers do not sense reflected light since they operate in longer infrared wavelength regions than active IR. As a result, they are unaffected by incoming headlights, fog, haze, dust, etc.
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- Product Dimensions: 25.8mm x 25.5mm x 6.0mm / 1.0" x 1.0" x 0.2"
- Product Weight: 2.9g / 0.1oz