January 3, 2013 AT 10:00 am

cliff-therm by s_p_e_x #3dthursday

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Here’s a great printed project that is part of a Thermal Photography project by S P E X, Thingiverse Thing 39822:

Thermal Flashlight built around ATMega328p on an Adafruit permaproto board.

At its heart is an Arduino and a touchless thermometer which then illuminates the subject with a color based on the temperature.

I implemented the whole thing at 3.3V so that four AA batteries would run it for a good while.

Although the backlight and the lights are powered directly from Vbatt, but everything else is from a 3.3V regulator. And the processor is running on its internal 8MHz clock (valid for 3.3V operations).

It includes a nice snap-together case for the Adafruit board and an LCD and a similar battery-holder.

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