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Grid-EYE Thermal Camera PUREmodule


125% Funded
125% Funded
17 Backers
20 Unit Target
Ended 1 Over Year Ago

+ shipping

25 reserved of 20 Minimum
Limited quantity of 1000 Available!

Product Details

Grid-EYE Thermal Camera PUREmodule
Mfr. Part #
Product Description

Panasonic Grid-EYE is an 8x8 (64) pixel infrared( thermal ) array / camera sensor. This sensor offers digital output (I2C) for thermal presence, direction, and temperature values. The built-in lens includes a 60 degree viewing angle. Grid-EYE features compact SMD design using MEMS thermopile technology.

Applications for this sensor can include: digital signage, security, lighting control, kiosk / ATM, medical imaging, automatic doors, thermal mapping, people counting, robotics, and others.

What makes it special?

Breakout Board features

  • Uses the AMG8833 part.
  • Pinout compatible with Arduino Zero and other 3.3V Arduino compatible Pinout , such as the ST NUCLEO $12 boards.
  • Direct Pass through of the I2C lines, INT.
  • On board regulator handles Voltage Input of 3-5 V
  • Optional ON/OFF power control through the PCB edge connectors for low power applications.
  • Compatible with PUREmodules and the Modular Sensor Architecture

GitHub Source Code
Sensor Datasheet
Pure Engineering Product Page

Why GroupGet?

There is no simple to integrate breakout board for the Grid-EYE. The only things you can get have micro-controllers attached to them. There is nothing to let you talk easily to the sensor directly. Also by Group buying through groupgets you are saving $30 off from the MSRP price of $79.

Purchase Information

Unit Deliverable
1x Grid-Eye Breakout module
Unit Price
Campaign Part #
Not available / campaign funded, end date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:03:00 -0700
Factory Lead Time

3 weeks

Shipping Details
GroupGets will handle the shipment of orders for this product.

How it works

This is a group buy campaign that needs to acquire at least the stated minimum amount of pledges from backers like you before the Unit Deliverable and any Add-Ons ship. We do not charge anyone until the Progress above hits 100% or greater, otherwise there is no charge. All campaign products are vetted as existing and functional so your order will be fulfilled within the Factory Lead Time if the campaign succeeds. Please see our FAQ page for more details on our billing process.

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    Sashi Ono

    I have just created the GroupGet for Grid-EYE Thermal Camera PUREmodule!

    Post last edited: over 2 years ago

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    Drew Alden (ReanimationXP)

    Are there any Arduino libraries for this? What kind of processing power is needed for it?

  • 9zi7mnmg normal

    Please note that we've lowered the MoQ on this campaign from 100 to 25. Pure can now bundle this with a larger order.

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    Seng Oon Toh

    Would it be possible to populate it with the newer sensors instead of this old one? The SNR Is a lot better! (Eg AMG 8853, AMG 8854)

  • 9zi7mnmg normal

    Hey Seng, we're locked into the stated sensor for this batch but Pure will definitely evaluate the newer sensors for the next batch.

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    Seng Oon Toh

    Thanks for the response. Just for your info, the new sensors are footprint compatible, draw the same power, have the same firmware interface, just 2X better. This allows you to detect objects further away - and at the same price. It's a win-win in my opinion.
    Is there any possibility of selling the bare boards so I can stuff it with the newer sensor?

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    Could this be effectively used outdoors for detecting people at a distance of several meters from a moving vehicle? (I got "The page you specified cannot be accessed." when I tried to get the datasheet.)

  • 9zi7mnmg normal

    The "Sensor Datasheet" link works fine on our side - it should prompt an automatic download.

  • 9zi7mnmg normal

    The order for this round went to the manufacturer today. We should be shipping in about 3 weeks.