Assembly

Install AMG to Lens

Lay the PCB of the sensor over the standoffs on the camera lens cover. Turn it over and see if the lens of the sensor lines up with the small hole in the cover. Rotate to orient the PCB so it's centered with the hole. 

Secure Sensor to Mount

While holding the PCB onto the lens cover, insert four of the M2.5 x 5mm machine screws to the mounting holes and fasten until fully tightened.

Connect Battery

The 500mAh lipo battery can be directly plugged into the female JST connector on the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH32 board.

Install Switch to Cover

The on/off switch can be press fitted into the little housing on the side of the back cover part. It should be able to snap in at an angle and held in place with friction.

TFT Installation

The TFT FeatherWing features mounting holes on each corner and will be secured to the back cover part of the case with four M2.5 x 5mm machine screws.

Install TFT

Place the PCB of display over the four standoffs and flip the assembly over to see if the screen cut is properly lined up. Orient the display so they're correctly positioned. Insert and fasten four M2.5 x 5mm machine screws into the mounting holes.

Mounting The Battery

The 500mAh lipo battery can be secured to the back of the TFT display with a bit of mounting tack. Just make sure it's not touching the reset button.

Secured Battery

I would rerouting the cable of the battery in between the Feather and TFT display. Also make sure the battery isn't able to actuate the reset button, or else bad things can happen!

Orientation Sync

The orientation of the thermal camera sensor and the display need to be setup correctly before installing the circuit into the camera body. Play around with the arrangement to determine the correct orientation of the components.

Install Camera Sensor to Lens

Now that you got a firm understanding of the orientation, press fit the lens cover through the back of the camera lens frame. You'll need to determine which way is up, down, left and right.

Check Orientation

Before fitting the back cover part onto the camera body, double check the circuit to see if the orientation is still in sync. Turn it on and use your finger to see if it's following expect movement on the display.

Last updated on Jan 16, 2018 Published on Jan 17, 2018