AMG8833 IR Thermal Camera Breakout
The AMG8833 infrared camera sensor from PMD Way is an 8 x 8 infrared thermal sensor array. When connected to your microcontroller (or Raspberry Pi), it will return a set of 64 individual infrared temperature readings via I2C.
Similar to a thermal camera, however this unit is compact and easy to integrate. The sensor supports the I2C bus and has a configurable interrupt pin that can be triggered when any single pixel is above or below your set threshold.
The AMG8833 can detect humans from a distance of up to 7 meters (23) feet. It is a perfect fit for creating your own human detector or mini camera. We use this breakthrough code on Arduino or compatible (sensor communicates via I2C) or on Python's Raspberry Pi.
On the Pi, thanks to the image processing help of the SciPy python library, we can insert an 8x8 grid and get some very good results!
Example data output: