Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

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Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by Nightguru » 12 Sep 2019, 10:28

Hi I have for sale a SD thermal imaging core. It will come with cable harness as well as core mount with m34 thermal lens mount. I will also supply a lens more than likely a 35mm. The core runs from 5v and have analogue video out. Very simple to build like the diy night vision spotters but no need for IR illumination. Price is £350 I’m happy to take PayPal or face to face.
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Re: Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by phoenix » 12 Sep 2019, 11:12

How many pixels and what pixel pitch?

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Re: Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by Nightguru » 12 Sep 2019, 11:24

the resolution is 384x288


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Re: Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by some bloke » 12 Sep 2019, 13:04

I'll take this - and will of course seek guidance from Bruce if I get stuck on anything. I'm more into moderate red LED torch spotter lamping these days than NV rifle rigs. :thumbup:

Send me your paypal addi please.
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Re: Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by Nightguru » 12 Sep 2019, 15:16

Sold

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Re: Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by some bloke » 20 Sep 2019, 11:11

HMM... :think:

I have the package and all the other parts needed for a build but the core is useless to me without any model number or other manufacture details where I might find out the wiring information.

It has a single red, two yellow and 10 black wires that I can't risk experimenting with. :o

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Re: Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by phoenix » 20 Sep 2019, 12:21

Dave,
Can you contact the seller and ask him for any documentation he might have, or links to the product.
The data sheet he linked to along with his original post showed the sensor as being a ULIS Pico 384, 17 micron 384x288 supplied by GMP

For just now, get your multimeter out and check for connections between the wires on connector J1 and the small square solder pads.
Just looking at it, my best guess is that the red and black wires on their own are the power, and the yellow wires are the video out.
Clearly, some of the blacks are connected to the solder pads.
I'd say that there would be an option to have a small joystick switch soldered to those pads, which is obviously not being used on yours, and that whatever functions would have been accessed by that switch would also be available by connecting a switch or switches to the appropriate black wires.
As for the markings on the switch:
GND - ground (0V, battery negative)
C - common (when the switch is operated, which ever function is selected connects to the common connection)
M - Menu connecting this pad to the common pad opens the menu
F - haven't figured that one out yet :oops:
+/- changes values or setting within the menu
If we can locate documentation then I think you are onto a winner - the circuit board and the connector are decent quality
Have a look at any markings on the wires - there appears to be some writing on the yellow wires - is it chinese?
Maybe take some more pics of the rest of it and let us have a better all round look at it.

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Re: Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by some bloke » 20 Sep 2019, 16:40

Thanks for that Bruce, that would be a well cool location for fixing a joystick. :angel:

I just checked my emails and received this this afternoon: Hi Dave, Please find attached the wiring that I am using

Apparently the second yellow is video for a DVR.

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Re: Thermal imaging core DIY thermal build

Post by phoenix » 20 Sep 2019, 18:23

Dave,
Whew that helps!!!
2 video outputs is not uncommon.
I'd just connect up the buttons, to find out what each on does.
The unused wires will probably be for some digital comms protocol like RS232

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