ironicgull68
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Raspberry Pi Paintball thermal

Mon May 01, 2017 12:18 am

Hey Fellow Forum Users,
I have spent the last 2 weeks scouring the deep dark depths of the internet looking for only one thing
A girlfriend
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Just kidding, i already know i cant get one.
Anyhow,
Ive been looking for one thing, and that is this:
I had this amazing plan to make an awesome thing like deadshots eye from the DC shows, so i bought a flir thermal imaging camera for the pi and a 1.5 inch screen that can fit my eye, but now im stumped. this is what i want:
a program that can highlight human heat signatures while im playing
a program that can live stream the camera so i get live view from right near my gun/eye.

Any ideas, all are appreciated
Thanks,
Jack the single hacker

ironicgull68
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Re: Raspberry Pi Paintball thermal

Wed May 03, 2017 11:13 am

Nobody has any ideas?
I really need your help
:cry:

pi_everalm
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Re: Raspberry Pi Paintball thermal

Wed May 03, 2017 7:28 pm

Several gotcha's await......

You do have a FLIR camera, not a Pi NoIR camera..?
The Pi NoIr camera is NOT a FLIR camera. There are a few FLIR cameras out there that can be used with the Pi or Arduino, such as

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/fl ... okup-guide

https://www.digikey.co.uk/en/product-hi ... mt=b&pdv=c

https://groupgets.com/manufacturers/get ... on-dev-kit

They are not cheap, don't expect to see much if any change of £150+, the last link is for a full set including a Pi3, sensor etc and would put you back $400 plus any duty.

The sparkfun link has some set up instructions.

Don't forget the resolution either, the sensor is 80x60....... not 800x600

Then there is the screen for a HUD, one problem you will have is focal point, without some reasonably clever optics just dropping an LCD screen in front of your eye is useless as you won't be able to focus on it. Human eye minimum focus distance is generally about 7-10 cm's.

A possible better way to workaround it would be to start with something like an old Epson Moverio BT-100 integrated display glasses or a Vufine system and mount the FLIR camera on the unit cabled back to a PiZero with the mini HDMI wired into the display unit

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Smart-Glasses ... 027/i.html

ironicgull68
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Re: Raspberry Pi Paintball thermal

Thu May 04, 2017 12:52 am

I have a flir camera
And the screen is gonna be attached to my goggles/in front of them so I can see it, and I already have an idea for a case for the camera and screen for protection

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Re: Raspberry Pi Paintball thermal

Thu May 04, 2017 4:43 am

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=176323&p=1153853&h ... r#p1153853

A LCD plus DSLR viewer finder look like a good way to go.
You could do an overlay, NOIR camera with IR illumination with FLIR 80x60.
Use the FLIR for heat detection then turn on a IR LED spotlight for confirmation
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