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The FLIR Lepton™ is the most compact longwave infrared (LWIR) sensor available as an OEM product. It packs a resolution of 80 × 60 pixels into a camera body that is smaller than a dime. This revolutionary camera core is poised to equip a new generation of mobile and handheld devices, as well as small fixed-mount camera systems, with thermal imaging capabilities never seen before. Lepton contains a breakthrough lens fabricated in wafer form, along with a microbolometer focal plane array (FPA) and advanced thermal image processing. In order to support the lepton and make it easy to use, we have developed a breakout board to support the module along with example source code.  Please see the Lepton Thermal Camera Breakout Datasheet for more information.
 

I want one!
Get a fully tested Shuttered Lepton Camera with a breakout board at GroupGets.com

Learn More About Lepton

Getting Started
Please Review the:

Some code is posted on github for capturing an image using a raspberry pi 

Some code for the Arduino DUE

Questions?
A Group has been created to discuss the FLIR Lepton Module. https://groups.google.com/d/forum/flir-lepton

Breakout board
 
Assembled Boards will be sold at GroupGets.com

Photo Taken with the module

Video Taken with the module


Where to buy.
FLIR Lepton Modules:
We are working with GroupGets.com, A crowd-funding site for buying stuff. This will allow you to buy just a single module (or more). 
part numbers: 5500-0643-00, 00-0659-01,500-0690-00

Tested and assembled Boards and modules are sold at GroupGets.com

What if I just want something closer to a finished product?
Check out the FLIR Demo Camera

More Information and links
Reverse Engineering of the Lepton Module and protocol and pin-out

A great post on using the lepton, and how it works. 


More Photos
The pin-out lines up directly to an Arduino-compatible header. Power can be fed in through AREF. 
Note: The Due SPI lines are not mapped the same as the other Arduinos. 
Note2: The UNO Arduino is not fast enough (unless coding in assembly) to capture an image. 

Using simple jumper wires to connect up to a raspberry pi.
Here is a great set of step by step directions from Groupgets.com

Using the low cost STM32F3discovery board.

Plugged into the stm32nucleo-f401RE 
For mbed example code for the stm32nucleo visit the pure engineering mbed page here

A sparkfun review

Extreme Teardown

Electron Microscope image of the Lepton

The Flir Lepton with the shutter and FOV shown. 

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