IR-Blue Brings Thermal Imaging Functionality to Your iPhone

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013. | Mobile Phones

Not everyone needs a thermal imaging device but if you do, you’d better be prepared to have your piggy bank drained out drastically. This thing isn’t cheap. Luckily, we’ve got Kickstarter, a platform where mad scientists, engineering genius, frantic designers lurk around to crowd-fund their projects. Now, in regards to thermal imaging device, a new project by Andy Rawson called IR-Blue is pitched to convert your iPhone into typical device.

IR-Blue Thermal imaging accessory for iPhone and Android Devices

Rawson decides to create the IR-Blue after he got irritated for failing to find thermal imaging camera sold less than $1,500. Using a 64 zone non-contact Infrared sensor, the iPhone’s accessory is capable of measuring the temperature of any objects at which you’re pointing your device. Sure, it’s far less advanced than the real thermal imaging cameras but it’s still pretty much functional.Furthermore, you’ll appreciate the fact that the accompanying app allows you to shift the color range and take a snapshot.

IR-Blue : Open Source Hardware Thermal Imaging Smartphone Accessory

See Rawson showcasing his product on the video below!

Like other unusually whacky stuff at Kickstarter, it didn’t take long for IR-Blue to reach its funding goal. A pledge of $145 will grant you complete components to build a unit of IR-Blue but if you’re willing to add a few quid, you have the privilege to get the fully assembled unit.

So, what can you do with it? Well, not too many, we suppose. Obviously, you can have it to show off how tech-conscious you are. In addition, you can use it to locate leaks, if any, in your house. Other than that, IR-Blue is pretty much of a toy for geeks who don’t know how to spend their cash better.

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