Thermal imaging cameras
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So I've decided I need a thermal imaging camera. No particular reason, they're just cool


Any experiences with the Hughes Probeye analog imager, or ideas where I can find the Raytheon/Cadillac camera for cheap (<$1k)?

I'm going to try some junkyards tomorrow, but given that the Cadillac is mounted in the front grille, I suspect it's the first thing to go in an accident.
 
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eric, if you are doing surveillance work, a sensitive black & white video camera with matching IR illuminator will perform better.


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Suddenly three hundred miles is not enough distance between me and Eric...
Still, I wish I could remember the camera that we saw being used at UIUC, research labs usually purchase everything with a cost effective attitude.
 
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Not for surveillance work. Just the cool factor... and because these toys have more uses than a swiss army knife.

Besides, I already have several sensitive chip cameras and a gen1 night vision scope.
 
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Never seen one in a car but i know the fire department has two of them. ive played with them a few time, their very cool. the ones we have have a warm-up time though, like 2 min so yours may aswell. their very fun to play with though
 
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Ah, thermal imaging! If only a cost effective version of this were availble to average shmo's like me, then I could play my version of full contact paintball, MGS style. OMG, nothing could be funner than that...
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Yeah...

no leads on where to find a cheap one?
 
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I'd say check some military/law enforcement catalogs. We get one (which I can't remember the name of - I'll check at home) that has tons of stuff in it. Personal defense, lock picking, survelliance (including some of rather dubious legal use - telephone taps? Really, now...
, and the like.
 
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