Just for fun... here is an Arduino 2009 taken using the FLIR SC6000 thermal infrared camera (wavelength 7-14 um). I am powering the Arduino with +10V DC, so the regulator shows a lot of heat, and a bit from the 1N4007 diode. The AT328P cpu is just a faint smudge. There are two LEDs on, "PWR" and "L" and you can see two tiny dots for each; that is the LED and the current-limiting resistor next to it. The two 47 uF electrolytic caps at lower left are not really hot, that is a reflection from something else in the room off the metal case top. I did not have USB connected, so the FTDI chip is not active. Total power draw: 25 mA * 10 V = 250 mW.
Where the power goes (thermal infrared view of Arduino 2009)(4 posts) (2 voices)
I could have done with that camera earlier when I was fixing a laptop...
Unfortunately as I didn't have one I had to test things with my finger, and I burnt it :-(
It would be handy to have one of those! -although, apart from the price they paid to hire in the contractor and his FLIR SC6000, the camera head uses a mechanical cryocooler, and comes with a support system on a luggage cart... not quite a point-and-shoot thing :-).
I could handle it... My Nikon collection and multiple flash set up is hardly a lightweight portable setup either!Posted 2010-11-04 ago #