Thermal Camera AMG8833 (Raspberry Pi)

Introduction: Thermal Camera AMG8833 (Raspberry Pi)

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Basic tutorial of how to setup an IR camera (AMG833) with the Raspberry Pi.

Step 1: Parts

Step 2: Setup

Adafruit Guide:

1. Enable VNC and I2C interfaces:

sudo raspi-config

select "interfacing options"

activate VNC

activate I2C

select <FINISH>

sudo reboot

2. Check to see if I2C is setup correctly

sudo i2cdetect -y 1 (You should see a 69 on column 9)

3. Download and install packages outlined in Adafruit guide

sudo apt-get install -y build-essential python-pip python-dev python-smbus git
git clone

cd Adafruit_Python_GPIO

sudo python install

4. Install pygame and scipy

sudo apt-get install -y python-scipy python-pygame
sudo pip install colour Adafruit_AMG88xx

5. Run example script

cd ~/
git clone

cd Adafruit_AMG88xx_python/examples

sudo python

Step 3: Code

Step 4: Additional Info

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    11 months ago on Step 4

    If using python3 you may need to do this for scipy:
    sudo apt update; sudo apt install -y python3-scipy


    2 years ago

    That's a great project! I was just wondering how to flip the image so it
    won't display the output mirrored. As if its your own vision. I'm totally clueless since I'm new to python.