Unlike most of the other temperature sensors we have, this breakout has a really cool IR sensor from TI that can measure the temperature of an object without touching it!
The TMP007 is the latest thermopile sensor from
Simply point the sensor towards what you want to measure and it will detect the temperature by absorbing IR waves emitted. The embedded thermopile sensor generates a very very small voltage depending on how much IR there is, and using some math, that micro voltage can be used to calculate the temperature. It also takes the measurement over an area so it can be handy for determining the average temperature of something.
This sensor comes as
Of course, we wouldn't just hand you a datasheet and wish you luck, we've written a great tutorial + easy-to-use Arduino library with an example that will have you up and running in 5 minutes. The code can also be ported to any microcontroller with i2c support
Dimensions (without headers): 20mm x 21mm x 2mm / .8" x .8" x .1"
This board/chip uses I2C 7-bit addresses between 0x40-0x47, selectable with jumpers.
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