My New Format
I’ve created a mobile, Pi-based FLiR camera for our engineering team to use for testing and troubleshooting. Really, I want to show the process of engineering rather than the product, so this week it’s a video!
The project files are hosted as a FLiRPiCam GitHub repository, which will be updated as I continue the process outlined in the video and add features like MOSFET switching for my batteries and a fully developed user application. Even so, the project is fully buildable from the GitHub, including 3D printing models, code and hardware – though it is an advanced project.
- FLiR Lepton module
- Raspberry Pi 2
- 7-inch touchscreen
- ~1 hour battery life
- Battery monitoring into Linux
- Button interface for capturing screenshots, mounting and unmounting USB
- Buttons can trigger custom shell scripts, which can be edited from the OS
Next time I’ll be demonstrating how to use the camera to test circuits – and showing off a fancy new body for it!