SparkFun MLX90640 Arduino Example
|Qwiic IR Array (MLX90640-110x75 FOV) [SEN-14843]||Qwiic IR Array (MLX90640-55x35 FOV) [SEN-14844]|
This repo contains Arduino sketches that show how to output temperature data from the MLX90640 sensor. We've also included a Processing app in Example 2 to read in the values over the serial port and visualize them.
The MLX90640 contains a 32x28 array of thermopile sensors creating, in essence, a low resolution thermal imaging camera. As the images show you can detect surface temperatures from many feet away with an accuracy of ±1.5°C (best case). We’ve packaged the MLX90640 on an easy to use Qwiic board with mounting holes and a smattering of decoupling caps. We’ve written an example Arduino sketch and Processing app to get started with the sensor quickly!
The MLX90640 occupies a very interesting spot in the thermal imaging space. It is much higher resolution than the Panasonic Grid-EYE and much lower cost than the FLiR Lepton cameras. A very exciting advancement!
Not Uno Compatible: The MLX90640 requires complex calculations by the host platform. A regular Uno doesn't have enough RAM or flash to complete the complex computations required to turn the raw pixel data into temperature data. You will need a microcontroller with 20,000 bytes or more of RAM. We recommend a Teensy 3.1 or above.
- /Documents - Datasheets
- /Firmware - Contains the sketches that Processing app to implement the visualizer
- Hookup Guide - Basic hookup guide for the Qwiic IR Array.
- Product Repos
Products that use this Library
- SEN-14843- SparkFun red version w/ 110° FOV
- SPX-14768- SparkX version w/ 110° FOV
- SEN-14844- SparkFun red version w/ 55° FOV
- SPX-14769- SparkX version w/ 55° FOV
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