Items tagged with infrared

The ability to see and capture thermal images may seem like it’s not all that interesting at first blush, as selfies and food pics don’t necessarily look all that great when snapped with an infrared camera, but if you sit and think about it for a minute, you can start imagining more than a few use cases. Checking for this or that when doing home improvements? Looking for a lost pet or child at night? Need a quick and handy tool in a number of professional environments? And so on. FLIR is a company that has developed a “personal thermal imager”, a camera that slots onto an iPhone 5 called the FLIR One. The FLIR One has its own battery, and it’s biggest hook is that... Read more...
Infrared communication has been an integral part of device-to-device talking for years upon years now, but it's growing kind of old with technologies like Bluetooth and RF taking over. But for those still needing IR support, Logitech has a solution.For those in the know, you'll know quite well that IR requires a good line of sight to send and receive commands, and if anything blocks the way (like an A/V cabinet door, for instance), your whole signal goes unheard. Tragic, really. The answer? The Harmony IR Extender System, a brilliant (albeit simple) adapter that enables IR signals to be sent (and received) where never before possible.The device has been fine tuned to ignore "noise" and focus... Read more...
This Memorial Day weekend, if you're really looking  put the spread on for family and friends,  you might want to bring out the  heavy artillery -  The Infrared Gas Grill. Fire in the hole! "Infrared is really hot," said Leslie Wheeler, a spokeswoman for the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, an industry group in Arlington, Va. "They're great for searing and then either you turn it down or move over to another burner for cooking." The grills are still powered by propane and have traditional gas burners that heat mostly by convection — or hot air. But they also can cook foods with radiant heat generated by one or more infrared burners. (Infrared falls between visible light... Read more...
If your up for starting a quick little project, Hardware Secrets can show you how to build your own IR transmitter for the PC. As the article clip states, if you can use a solder iron, you can build the device. "Several motherboards have the necessary hardware for the installation of an infrared transmitter/receiver, requiring only the installation of a module containing the infrared sensor. The great problem, however, is that this module is not easily found in the market and, when it is, its price is high. In this tutorial we will show you how to build this module spending barelly nothing. Any user who knows how to use a solder iron can assemble... Read more...