Make a IR camera from your FLIR TAU


FLIR TAU cores are often used in our "drone" community as a very simple thermal imagers. But what about to make from FLIR TAU full value thermal camera with USB3 or GigE (Gigabite Ethernet) output?

USB3 and GigE modules are designed and manufactured by Workswell for easy and user-friendly PC connection for all FLIR TAU2 cores. Both USB3 and GigE modules support slow as well as fast TAU2 versions and automatically detects image stream from the core. TAU2 core is controlled and supplied from USB3 or GigE module through 50pins Hirose interface connector. Whole internal electronics is protected by metal enclosure.

USB3 Module is supplied directly from USB3 cable without external power source needed. Very low power consumption decrease needs for special cooling. USB3 module is fully compatible with USB3 Vision and Gen-I-Cam protocol.

GigE Module is supplied directly from Ethernet cable (PoE) and its low power module consumption decreases a need for special cooling. GigE module is fully compatible with GigE Vision 2.0 and Gen-I-Cam protocol.

Workswell CorePlayer software automatically detects USB3 or GigE module, TAU2 core type or wrong IP address settings. Pixel resolution is setup for specific core in 8 or 14 RAW data format. Temperature values can be shown in different color palettes with interactive side bar and measurement tools. Users can manage core parameters such as Gain, NUC, Factory Reset, etc. There is also tutorial application, Linux and Windows dll libraries and C# application code available. CorePlayer Application is included for free of charge in every USB3 or GigE module package.


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  • @Guy McCaldin We agree, and we will consent to any rules. At the least, next time we will do the article more interesting!

  • @Giuseppe Persechino: that is not thermal camera, that is adapter for FLIR TAU2. All parametrs depend on FLIR TAU2. For "nonradiometric" TAU2  conversion to radiometric values can be done in PC. Software: one licence is free for one adapter.

    Don't hesitate to ask anything.

  • Dear @Fnoop Dogg and @Michael Visser

    You are true companion. Price is about 1500 USD. We could write "about" because it depends on country, currency etc.

  • Usb3 or Ethernet?

    If this is what you think we use, you're out of touch.

    Maybe you could post on your i2C, pwm\cppm or UAVCAN and AV/composite video options. Or your ability to power it from 2-6S.

  • You have temperature output...., but is It Full Radiometric?

    Have the system the DDE algorithm?


  • Agreed @Fnoop Dogg

  • I do wish that these commercial spam posts are moderated or at least filtered out into a 'for sale' section.  It's particularly irritating when these companies refuse to put prices anywhere so DIYers can't even get an idea if thy are feasible to waste the time investigating.

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