This is the GRID EYE an IR array sensor in a thermopile type infrared sensor develop by Panasonic which detects the amount of infrared rays. This high precision sensor is based on advanced MEMS Microelectromechanical systems) a package on a microscopic devices technology. Grid-eye has 8×8 64 pixel temperature detection achieved on a 2 dimensional view of 360 degree horizontal/vertical dimension area that can be easily be manage direct connection using 2wire/i2C protocol on ease to your Microcontroller, Microcomputers, etc.

This device is useful for Thermal imaging, Robotics, People Counting, Thermal Mapping, Medical Imaging, Security Systems, Lightning Control, Internet of Things Sensor Application, Human Motion Detection, Industrial Automatons, Home Appliances, Home & Building Automations, and Automotive. Etc.

Required Components 

  • Arduino Microcontroller, NodeMCU, Teensy Board, TeensyDuino, ESP8266 12, 12E, ESP8266 NodeMCU, ESPDuino, ATMEGA328 16/12, ATMEGA32u4 16/8/ MHz, ESP8266, ATMEGA250 16 MHz, ATSAM3x8E, ATSAM21D, ATTINY85 16/8 MHz (Note: The Diagram below is using NANO. (please refer to the respective pin-outs)
  • AMG88xx Sensor / Module
  • Capacitors (See the diagram below for soldering manually)
  • Resistors (See the diagram below for soldering manually)
  • Jumper Wires / DuPont Wires
  • Prototyping PCB board

Wiring Guide

Source Code

i2C Device Finder / Scanner



Wiring the IR Thermal AMG88xx Grid-Eye Thermopile Infrared Array Sensor with Microcontroller
Tagged on:                 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *