FLIR Maker Challenge deadline April 30; win a Lepton LWIR sensor and other prizes

The Challenge: Envision and create the coolest project possible with LWIR sensor products from FLIR.

The FLIR Maker Challenge asks you to imagine any new application that would need a long-wave infrared (LWIR) sensor; winners take home the Lepton sensor itself and a PureThermal2 board to realize their project or can win other prizes. (Image credit: FLIR)
The FLIR Maker Challenge asks you to imagine any new application that would need a long-wave infrared (LWIR) sensor; winners take home the Lepton sensor itself and a PureThermal2 board to realize their project or can win other prizes. (Image credit: FLIR)

IMAGE: The FLIR Maker Challenge asks you to imagine any new application that would need a long-wave infrared (LWIR) sensor; winners take home the Lepton sensor itself and a PureThermal2 board to realize their project or can win other prizes. (Image credit: FLIR)

The Challenge: Envision and create the coolest, most useful, and/or fun project imaginable combining Lepton 3.5 with the new PureThermal2 board with Thermal by FLIR from GroupGets!

The FLIR Lepton 3.5 is a radiometric-capable LWIR camera solution that is smaller than a dime, can fit inside a smartphone, and is ten times less expensive than a traditional IR camera. Using focal plane arrays of 160 x 120 active pixels, Lepton 3.5 easily integrates into native mobile-devices and other electronics as an IR sensor or thermal imager. The new PureThermal2 board with Thermal by FLIR is a breakout board that's purpose-built for use with the Lepton.

Come up with a fun, cool, useful, and/or unique project using this combo and you can win great prizes!

The Prizes

  • The five finalists all get a Lepton 3.5 and a PureThermal2 board with Thermal by FLIR to bring make idea come alive
  • The grand prize package include an expenses–paid trip to Santa Barbara to present the project to the FLIR Lepton Team and $500 gift card to GroupGets store

How It Works

  • Submit your project below between March 27th and April 30th, 2018
  • The top 5 ideas will become the Finalists and receive a Lepton 3.5 and a PureThermal2 board with Thermal by FLIR
  • Finalists build a prototype, upload their code to Github, and submit their project
  • The best of the finalists wins the grand prize package!

The Rules

  • Entries must be submitted online by 11:59PM PDT April 30th
  • Enter as many ideas as you like
  • Limited to U.S. residents
  • Finalists will be notified by email by May 4th
  • Finalists’ prototypes must be completed and project submission received by June 18th
  • Winner & runners up to be announced June 29th
  • Promotion of finalists and winner begins June 29th

Submit your idea by logging onto the website at https://lepton.flir.com/maker-challenge/ and please review the challenge eligibility guidelines.

SOURCE: FLIR; https://lepton.flir.com/maker-challenge/

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