Add heat-vision to your project and with an Adafruit AMG8833 Grid-EYE Breakout! When connected to a microcontroller (or raspberry Pi) it will return an array of 64 individual infrared temperature readings over I2C. It is like those fancy thermal cameras, but enough for integration.
This part will measure temperatures which range from 0°C into 80°C (32°F to 176°F) with an accuracy of +- 2.5°C (4.5°F). It may detect a human from a distance of up to 7 meters (23) feet. With a maximum frame rate of 10Hz, It's ideal for creating your very own human sensor or miniature thermal camera. We have code for utilizing this particular breakout on an Arduino or compatible (the sensor communicates over I2C) or onto a Raspberry Pi using Python. On the Pi, with a little bit of image processing help from the SciPy python library we were able find some results and also to interpolate the 8x8 grid!
The AMG8833 is the next generation of 8x8 thermal IR sensors from Panasonic, also offers higher performance than it's predecessor the AMG8831. The sensor supports I2C, also contains a configurable interrupt pin that could fire when any pixel moves below or above a threshold that you set.
To make it easy to use, we choose & placed it on a breakout board with a 3.3V regulator and level shifting. That means you can use it with almost any 3V or 5V microcontroller or computer.