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I need DIY help for thermal camera options

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by takean, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. takean

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    I'm currently looking to add a thermal camera to my Inspire Pro and have been for weeks looking around the net for ideas and options. I know there are expensive routes such as the Flir Vue, tou, etc. But I'm looking for cheaper alternatives until I can find a more permanent niche market around my area. I'm wanting to use it for SAR operations out in a state park near us as well as agricultural needs.

    There may be more opportunities later for a need to have a more expensive camera but for now I don't want to invest in anything that won't be used much.

    I have contemplated looking at the cheaper phone modules and wondering if anyone has used one and rigged up something to make it usable for using on a uas. Whether by using a raspberry or some other light-weight platform. Any DIY options out there that anyone knows about?
     
  2. dellycem

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    For now there are some cheap Thermal Imager solutions as; Seek Thermal, Seek Thermal XR, Flir One, Flir One IOS.

    Seen some people attaching Seek Thermal to Phantoms;

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    I also own Seek Thermal XR myself, planning to attach to my Inspire soon with a gimbal stabilisation.

    Check the video below to find out the aerial imaging with Seek Thermal;

     
  3. takean

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    I'm curious as to how to get a live video feed that you can see...so that it can be used for search and rescue.
     
  4. dellycem

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    These thermal imagers need an IOS or Android device to use, so it is possible with JB'ed or rooted devices, search for Screen Sharing, Mirror Screen over 3G/4G. Lots of software solutions around.
     
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  5. skylabimaging

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    the same way you would with any other fpv setup (besides DJI stuff)....analog 5.8ghz would be easiest and cheapest.
     
  6. Kilrah

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    Except that none of those low cost thermal devices provide an analog video feed.

    They also have a low resolution that wouldn't make them very useful for an SAR application either, but that's another problem.