Description: This is not your typical temperature sensor. The TMP006 Breakout can measure the temperature of an object without making contact with it. By using a thermopile to detect and absorb the infrared energy an object is emitting, the TMP006 Breakout can determine how hot or cold the object is.
The TMP006 Breakout has a wide temperature detection range of -40°C to 125°C and an optimal operating voltage of 3.3V to 5V (tolerant up to 7V max). This breakout works great with most micro controllers connecting via the I2C bus.
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This was basically my first experience hooking up a sensor to an Arduino and it worked out very easily. I’ve been having fun using it to log data to an OpenLog and have had it watching my heat register at home to see when my furnace comes on (it can ‘see’ me and my cats as we walk around) and at school watching a room to see how it heats up when people come in during the day. We’re planning to fly it on a quadcopter and perhaps on a high power rocket in a few weeks, too. I have not attempted to learn how to calibrate it yet but may get to that later. So far so good.