Saturday, February 09, 2013

Crowdsourcing IR Camera Project

While this is slightly off-topic for this blog, I've been following Muoptics effort at Indiegogo to collect funds for an affordable IR camera project. As far as I know, this is the first attempt to crowdsource a camera company. So far, the project has been able to collect a little over $6.5K in a week since it has started. Looks too slow to reach their $200K target till March 10th. Below is Vimeo video describing the idea: CTO, Charles McGrath states that, "we can get the retail price of the Mμ Thermal Imager down to $325 initially and with enough orders from the big box retailer we think we may even cut that price considerably. Another goal is to double the resolution within a year."


  1. I'd count the DBolex guys. They have the Bolex name behind them, but it's basically just that, theirs is a new thing.
    And it created lots of waves too!

  2. Speaking of crowdsourcing, have you checked out Memoto? A tiny wearable camera that takes a picture every 30 seconds with geotagging. They call it lifelogging and I like it :-)


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