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The IR-Blue is an affordable thermal imaging accessory for iPhone and Android Devices. See the world in a new way.
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Posted by Andy Rawson (Creator)

Just wanted to post some pictures of the sample cases. The black one is milled out of ABS and is almost exactly like the injection molded ones that will ship with the IR-Blue. The white one is a 3D printed case made by Shapeways with selective laser sintered nylon plastic.

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    1. Andy Rawson Creator on

      Brian, It isn't shown in the pictures but the final case will have a center point and an indented outline of the hole for drilling the second sensor hole in the case.

    2. Mardaso

      Brian, good idea!
      But with a dual sensor setup the sensors must be placed under a slight angle and won´t fit I think.

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      brian r on

      I think the case would be even better if it had a scored knock-out for a second sensor below the first one. Like the metal disks that cover the ports on electrical utility boxes, users who opt to install an additional sensor could avoid drilling a new hole by just punching out the other hole.

    4. Andy Rawson Creator on

      Dave, they will certainly be posted soon just need to verify the last test piece when it comes in.

    5. Andy Rawson Creator on

      Robert, in small quantities ProtoMold or Quickparts are some good options. They will make relatively inexpensive molds for 1000 - 10,000 units.

    6. Chris B. on


      Also, I wish more KS projects had updates like this - short, sweet, and to the point.

    7. Dave Durant on

      Any chance you'll post the source model so those of us with 3D printers can mess around with making our own cases?

    8. Devon Stewart on

      I'm finding it hard to contain my excitement. I'm really looking forward to getting my unit :)

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      Robert Tait on

      SLS Nylon? I had no idea!

      What is the process for getting injection molded cases done in small quantity?