FLIR Lepton™ on Raspberry Pi 2 version B

Partner and Dog on FLIR
Partner and Dog on FLIR

A while ago I bought a FLIR Lepton™,  and put it in an older PI I have lying around.  I added a Waveshare Monitor  and hacked the whole together in a Mad Max retro setup to Plywood.

I used the Lepton Module software here . It was good fun to set up and investigate where our conservatory is leaking heat.

Flir Lepton Raspberry Pi 2 version B displaying heat image
Flir Lepton Raspberry Pi 2 version B displaying heat image

 

FLIR Lepton™
FLIR Lepton™ with protective screws
FLIR Lepton™ Raspberry Pi 2 version B
FLIR Lepton™ Raspberry Pi 2 version B and wave share monitor

 

FLIR Lepton™ Raspberry Pi 2 version B
FLIR Lepton™ Raspberry Pi 2 version B

Warming Sunrays

Warming Sunrays
Warming Sun rays
Picture of the outside while IR cam picture was taken
Picture of the outside while IR cam picture was taken

Building a BOT Part 1 (the robot basics) to get the motors running

The Insect Robotics Group at Edinburgh University published a partly defunct plan  (No sources and incomplete building instructions) to build an ANTBOT.  I thought I nevertheless give it a go and see where I end up. The whole guide is practical and not intended to communicate endless theory that can be found elsewhere. What we want to achieve here are the minimal requirements to get the robot chassis going.

I ordered a Dagu Rover 5  (4 motors and 4 encoders) a Dagu – 4 Channel DC Motor Controller with Encoder Support and a Arduino MEGA 2560 Rev3.
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Seville 2009 Habitat3D data set as GPU Render

After having a look into Insect Robotics, I came over the Seville 2009 data set of an ant habitat (Cataglyphis velox).  Converting this with Meshlab and using a generic ant model with some freely available HDRI’s, resulted in some nice pictures in OTOY’s Octane 3.06  to visualise an ant perspective.

There is also a MATLAB representation on http://www.insectvision.org/walking-insects/antnavigationchallenge

ant Seville2009 data set
Ant model in the DLR Seville 2009 data set.
Ant seville2009 data set
A generic antmodel in the Seville 2009 Cataglyphis velox habitat data set

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Clyde Estuary Time Lapse 23.4.2016 – 3.6.2016

Using the techniques mentioned on this site [UCAM Sending] I made a time lapse video of the Clyde Estuary in full HD using 59650 single images using avconf.

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Teensy 3.2, DHT22 and XRF

The teensy 3.2 USB development board runs a

MK20DX256 32 bit ARM Cortex-M4 72 MHz (96 Mhz overclockable)
has
262144 Flash memory
65536 Ram Memory
2048 EEPROM
34 I/O Pins, runs on 3.3 V and is 5 Volt tolerant
21 Analogue Ins, 12 PWM’s, 3 UARTS, 2 I2C and 1 SPI input.

It comes with it’s own loader, compiler and Arduino Software Tools integration.

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SainSmart LCD Keypad Shield for Arduino with Franzis Duemilanove Clone, DHT22 and Wireless Things XRF

The task is to use  an old Franzis Duemilanove Clone, a DHT22 and a Ciseco XRF to deliver LLAP (or the Language of the Internet of Things) via Radio (868 MHz) and to display Temperature and Humidity on the LCD.

The old Franzis Arduino Duemilanove came from one of their first starter learning kits. These kits were also sold in the UK at Maplin stores.

The Arduino Duemilanove (“2009”) was a microcontroller board based on the ATmega168 or ATmega328. It had a 14 digital input/output pins , 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button.

Franzis Duemilanove Clone
Franzis Duemilanove Clone

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