The following are the parts used in creating this camera. The links to the web sites that carry these parts can be found on my web site
. It's been a while since these parts were ordered, and you may need to find other web sites with similar parts if a part is no longer available. It's highly recommended that you do not substitute the MLX90614ESF-DCI sensor because it's the most accurate with the narrowest field of view.
Arduino Project Enclosure
2x Servo - Small
Arduino Uno or an Arduino variant
Logic Level Converter needed when using a 5 volt version of the Arduino, which is the most common version.
Break Away Headers - Straight
Break Away Male Headers - Right Angle
Microsoft LifeCam VX-700
Protoshield PCB for Arduino. Almost any Arduino prototype shield will do.
MLX90614ESF-DCI. This model has the best accuracy and narrowest field of view.
About a foot of ribbon cable. Almost any wire will do. At least 5 wires are needed to connect the sensor to the Arduino and laser.
.100 KK Housings & Terminals 6 Cir. (2.54mm) for the ribbon cable.
PCB board for holding the laser and sensor.
A switch to turn the laser on or off.
A laser for aiming the sensor and aligning the pictures.
Small nuts and bolts (#2-56 x 1/4") to attach the servos.
The following additional parts and tools are used in creating this camera.
A standard drill or a Dremel drill for creating holes in the case