Are you looking for an easy way to measure the temperature of something without having to attach a sensor directly to it? Consider using a non-contact temperature sensor like the TMP006! This sensor reads the infra-red radiation, or heat, emitted from an object and can be easily read over an I2C connection. With the TMP006 Python library you can now use the TMP006 non-contact temperature sensor with your Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black project!
Before you get started make sure your Raspberry Pi is running the latest Raspbian or Occidentalis operating system, and your BeagleBone Black is running the latest official Debian operating system. It will also help to familiarize yourself with the TMP006 sensor by reading its Arduino guide.