DIY-Thermocam Kit

  • DIY-Thermocam Kit


DIY-Thermocam Kit


As seen on Makezine, the DIY-Thermocam is a do-it-yourself infrared camera kit targeted at the FLIR Lepton 3.x 160x120 LWIR camera core and the Teensy 3.6 ARM Cortex M4 MCU. It has recently updated software for the 160x120 radiometric Lepton 3.5 and updated mechanicals for the improved ArduCAM-M-2MP visible camera. It takes excellent thermal images as shown in the gallery below and was created by Max Ritter in Germany to be very hackable with its modular construction and open source software. We supported his early efforts to build the kit and continue to host it as he continues to innovate it.


  • Fast ARM Cortex M4 processor (240MHz), based on the popular, Arduino compatible Teensy 3.6
  • Frame rate of up to 9 FPS (US export compliance) over the serial connection, 5 FPS on the device itself
  • 2 MP visual camera to capture optical images, that can be used in a combined image
  • HDMI or analog video output capabilities (640x480 pixel) over external video output module (not included see github page)
  • 3 operating modes: thermal only, thermal + visual, video recording
  • 18 different color schemes including rainbow, ironblack, grayscale, hot & cold
  • 3.2 inch LCD touch display with bright colors, wide angle and resistive touch
  • Save thermal and visual images with a resolution of 640x480 pixels on the device
  • Save real-time videos and interval images with different time-lapse settings
  • 8GB internal storage, accessible as an exchangeable SD / microSD slot
  • 2500 mAh lithium polymer battery for long operation time (4-6 hours)
  • Open-source firmware written in Arduino compatible C/C++ code
  • Regular firmware updates with new features, flashable over a standalone firmware updater
  • Standalone thermal viewer application to save high-quality thermal images & videos on the computer
  • Fully compatible to the comprehensive thermal analysis software ThermoVision by Joe-C
  • Use simple commands to receive all thermal & configuration data over the USB serial port with high speed

Included Parts

  • MLX90614-BCF
  • Teensy 3.6
  • SanDisk 8GB microSD card
  • Arducam V2 Mini 2MP
  • 3.2" TT LCD Display Module
  • Circuit Board
  • Enclosure
  • TP4057 Charging Module
  • Pololu U3V12F5
  • E-Switch R6ABLKBLKFF
  • RAFI 1.10107.0110104
  • E-Switch EG1201A
  • JST S2B-PH-K-S
  • Wurth 693063020911
  • MicroSD adapter
  • Display connector
  • Lepton board connector
  • 2 x Pin header strip
  • Keystone 3001
  • CR1220 coin cell battery
  • 4 x 4.7K 1/4W 1% resistor
  • 2 x 10K 1/4W 1% resistor
  • Lipo protector
  • MicroUSB cable
  • Manfrotto Mini Tripod (looks different than pictured)
  • Tripod socket
  • Nuts, Bolts, Screws, & Washers

Documents and Links

Important Notes

  • The FLIR Lepton and breakout board are not included. (Available for purchase in our store)
  • Wire and heat wrap/electrical tape not included.
  • The LiPo Battery is not included due to shipping issues. You can find the recommended battery at and More info about the battery is available on the DIY-Thermocam GitHub page.