Thursday, July 23, 2015

FLIR ONE 2.0 "See the Heat" camera now available*

I'm a fan of photography and imaging. I do a bit of photography, myself. I am a fan of Harold Edgerton's high-speed photography and videography.

I jumped on Casio's EX-F1 when it came out in 2008, and recommended it to physics teachers. My friend and colleague, Dan Burns, got one and came up with a simple rule for what to record in high speed: "If it moves, shoot it!"

When I heard that the heat imaging experts at FLIR were developing a consumer-level product, I looked it up. They were selling FLIR ONE, a camera/case combination for the iPhone 5/5S. I had an iPhone 4S, so I didn't bite. When I upgraded to an iPhone 6, the FLIR ONE was still not an option.

At CES 2015, FLIR announced the next version of FLIR ONE. It wasn't a case, but rather an attachment that connected to the iPhone via the Lightning connector.

As I was beginning my journey to wilds of Alaska, FLIR announced that the new ONE was shipping. By the time I got back to order one, the wait time was up to about six weeks.

Poke around FLIR ONE page.

Check out the marketing video; it's stronger on the funny than it is on the informative.

Or this one. A bit more informative…

Flir One Review

*I don't know how back-ordered they are now, but the sooner you buy, the sooner you'll get.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A quick dose of physics fun with Captain Disillusion

CD's laser vision sees through all!

Quick D: Where Did the Ball Go?

If it seems I've been away from The Blog of Phyz, it's because I have been. In other news, The Treks of Phyz has been getting new posts and is due for more. Alaska was beautiful!

And I've been finishing the manuscript for the Conceptual Physical Science 6th edition lab manual.

And last night, I even watched History of the Eagles (Part 1). "How come?" you might ask.

I Can't Tell You Why.