Fantastic project by the way got the rest of the parts but having a problem soucing the MLX90614ESF-DCI is there alternative that would give the same results FutureElectronics are saying there is 22 week leadtime to get this sensor from Melexus ?
I was browsing today and found this thermal sensor, do you think it is useful for this kind of project given the limit of 4-100 degrees C onlyhttp://www.robot-electronics.co.uk/acatalog/Thermal_Array_Sensor.html
Email from As-ElectronicsHi Johan,Thank you for your mail. Today I received a delivery from Melexis the MLX90614ESF-BCI. The MLX90614ESF-DCI is specialy made for medical reasons. On page 31 in the datasheet you can find the differents.For the MLX90614ESF-DCI, I don´t have a delivery date yet.Best regards,Matthias SchenzingerVertriebsingenieurSales EngineerI just wondered if the MLX90614ESF-BCI if could used in its place as still no delivery date on the MLX90614ESF-DCI . Spec's seem very similar according to the datasheets the only difference seems to be the supply voltage . Other wise will have to wait a little longer for the exact ir sensor.
MaxCongratulations on winning the Jugend forscht award. It's a great idea. I have built one but am having problems with it.I can download the software to the eprom and if I open the serial port monitor and send a "1" it will go through the scanning process ok. When I fire up the "JAR" file it opens up, grabs camera frames ok and when I press "START" the "remaining time: 70 seconds" screen comes up but nothing happens. The log file says "Error the arduino is not correctly connected". Now this is where I'm getting confused. Does all the output data go to the computer via the USB serial port or is an RS232 port (Null modem??) also needed? I guess I'm asking what port the "JAR" file expects to talk to the arduino board or do you have a connection diagram? Oh, while I'm here there may be a bug on your home page. The schematic sensor pinouts are back wards I.E. 1234 should be 4321 as pin 4 is GND and 3 is 3v3. CheersStephen