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Massive AppsBy Massive Apps
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Massive AppsBy Massive Apps
First created
$1,637
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
18
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 30 2018 11:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

Do you want to measure temperatures, and capture thermal IR vision with your Android phone?  Then try this easy, low-cost, battery-free option.  It's easy to detach and reattach, and useful any time you want to remotely measure temperatures or experience thermal-night vision. 

Our thermal camera compared to a Galaxy S6
Our thermal camera compared to a Galaxy S6

An Arduino microcontroller and the novel AMG8833 IR thermal camera chip enable this technology.  This thermal camera chip can measure temperatures ranging from 0°C to 80°C (32°F to 176°F) with an accuracy of +/- 2.5°C (4.5°F).  The app includes several novel features. Touching the screen displays the temperature readings of that part of the image. You can change the scale of the color coding to make it more sensitive to temperature changes within set limits. You can vary the translucency of the temperature data on the camera layer.  Show everyone just how how hot, or how cool, you are!  

The app combines thermal and visual information
The app combines thermal and visual information

Best of all, this hardware is supported by an included Android app that fuses the 64x64 thermal camera pixels into your regular high resolution Android camera.  Combining visual and thermal information provides a novel way to understand the world around us. 

Risks and challenges

The thermal camera is designed to only work for Android phones. Additionally the Android operating system should be version 6.0 (Marshmallow) or greater, and the phone model should support USB OTG (On-The-Go). Most Android phone will meet these requirements, but it may be worthwhile to double check your phone specifications.

There is always some risk of encountering new bugs within the wide ecosystem of Android devices. We've tested this attachment with many typical devices, but we can't test every device. Luckily the included app can, and will, be updated. We want this thermal camera attachment to be useful for novices and professional scientists, so if there happens to be problems with your device, we will be able to use your crash data to fix, and improve, the app to better support everyone.

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    Android Thermal Camera

    Android Thermal Camera, and the USB OTG cable with standard micro-USB plug. Includes the Thermal Viewer interface app.

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    Android Thermal Camera for USB-C

    Android thermal camera, the USB OTG cable, with the added Micro-USB to USB-C adapter. Includes the Thermal Viewer interface app

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