Contact-less Infrared Thermopile Sensor Breakout - TMP006

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Unlike most temperature sensors, the TMP006 does not require contact with the object it is measuring. It uses a very sensitive thermopile to measure the infrared energy being emitted from the surface of the object.

The TMP006 works with 3v to 5v, so it can be used with most microcontrollers without the need for a level shifter. It connects via the i2c bus and is addressable so you can have up to 8 TMP006 sensors on the same bus.

Infrared sensor voltage range is specified from –40°C to +125°C to enable use in a wide range of applications. Adafruit has written an easy-to-use Arduino library with an example that will have you up and running in 5 minutes.

More information is available on the website of Adafruit.

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