One Pixel Thermographic Camera: Jan & Martin's Project Pick of the Month for November 2016


Guest blog authored by TI Community Champions  and .

made a one pixel thermal imaging camera. He uses a sensor that’s specialized to monitor a particular point of interest (i.e.: a heat sink, a motor or a component in a server). The results appear on an LCD, but the design can be changed to raise an alert, log the history or manage cold air flow with a fan.



The temperatures are also logged to USB. Any program that can talk to a serial port can steal the info and use it.

The code is available on its Hackster.io project page.

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is making a programmable LAB instrument with a Hercules LaunchPad Development Kit. The plan is to check the behavior of GaN devices with it.

Blog: Build a Smart Lab Instrument with LabVIEW, SCPI and a LaunchPad

has given a two day workshop at the “Congress of Ingenieria Electronica" at the Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria in Arequipa, Peru.

The primary focus was on microcontrollers and MATLAB. Look at what a crowd it was!

Both  and  were awarded at the 2015 TI Community Award Ceremony as Top Helpers for 2015! As leaders and MVPs in the TI Community, it was an honor to recognize their tremendous achievements in 2015.

TI award-winning Community Champions Jan and Martin contribute monthly to the Jan & Martin Project Pick of the Month and can be last found hosting a TI Community Analog Webinar. Martin also hosted the Hola TI LaunchPad Webinar. They previously participated in Part 1 of the LaunchPad with sunglasses series and Part 1 of Show your crazy LaunchPad 'Stache. They also teamed up for the TI Community Blog post on Getting Started with Hercules LaunchPads in 5 steps.

Jan stays active online sharing his projects on Launch Your Designs (near 20+ projects and counting), helping on the Hercules™ Safety Microcontrollers Forumtweeting, posting videos on his YouTube channel and Blogging on Element14.

Martin stays active online sharing his projects on Launch Your Designs (30+ projects and counting), posting about his favorite LaunchPads, helping on the Hercules™ Safety Microcontrollers ForumFacebook Community page, tweeting, posting videos on his YouTube channel and Blogging on Element14.