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Flir Lepton Thermal Camera Breakout

This is a Breakout board for the Lepton Thermal Camera Module.

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This is a Breakout board for the Lepton Thermal Camera Module. This board provides the socket, power supply's, 25Mhz Crystal Oscillator, 100 mill header for use in a breadboard or wiring to any host system such as an ARM based Arduino or a Raspberry Pi. Sample code has been written to get it off the ground and posted on github. Enjoy!

Thanks Everyone for the Support and the skulls! This project has helped the flir lepton get out into the wild to the DIY community. Stay tuned for new development efforts in progress. Thank you all!

What is it?

This is a Breakout board for the Lepton Thermal Camera Module. This board provides the socket, power supply's, 25Mhz Crystal Oscillator, 100 mill header for use in a breadboard or wiring to any host system such as an ARM based Arduino or a Raspberry Pi.

The FLIR Lepton™ is the most compact longwave infrared (LWIR) sensor available as an OEM product. It packs a resolution of 80 × 60 pixels into a camera body that is smaller than a dime. This revolutionary camera core is poised to equip a new generation of mobile and handheld devices, as well as small fixed-mount camera systems, with thermal imaging capabilities never seen before.Lepton contains a breakthrough lens fabricated in wafer form, along with a microbolometer focal plane array (FPA) and advanced thermal image processing.

  • This board will accept from 3-5V input and regulate it to what the Lepton Module wants.
  • To read an image from the lepton module all you need is an SPI port.
  • To configure the camera settings you also need an i2c port, although this is not required.
  • The PCB has the same size and mount holes as the standard raspberry camera

Why did you make it?

There Currently are no other breakout boards for the Lepton Module. In addition the Lepton module requires a special socket to be used that is difficult to solder down (and hard to buy). This board make connecting the Lepton Module to something like the Raspberry Pi much simpler.

What makes it special?

Lets you see in full darkness without an IR light!

Where do I get a Lepton Module?

The minimum order for the modules from FLIR are 1000 modules. We are working with GroupGets.com, A crowd-funding site for buying stuff. This will allow you to buy just a single module (or more). Fully tested units are now sold here as well: https://store.groupgets.com/

I want more Info!

A Google groups page has been created here: groups.google.com/d/forum/flir-lepton Questions can be asked here.

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EngineerAllen wrote 02/01/2017 at 22:46 point

i dont get it

you mean you made this?

http://www.digikey.co.uk/short/3fqv5z

or you copied it?

or its somethign else?

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Pure Engineering wrote 02/02/2017 at 15:53 point

We made it. FLIR eventually liked it enough they wanted to make it the official breakout board..  

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zakqwy wrote 01/05/2017 at 01:39 point

Got one of these for Christmas. Stoked to start tinkering with it!

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