Cutting the Cord on the FLIR Lepton
Time to cut the cord on this project. My Romoss Polymos 10 Air USB power supply came (late) in the mail today, but there was still time to wire it up to the Raspberry Pi/Lepton. I'll have to test it a few times, but I'm hoping to get 24-48 hours of charge from this power supply. The good news, it can be charged through either the mini USB or regular USB ports, and can output either 1A or 2A.
The original plan called for slapping on a solar panel as well, but I'm going to hold off on that until the end. This prototype will necessarily be more power-hungry than a real production unit, so I don't want to waste too much time now on optimizing.
Anyway, the next step will be to figure out the mounting assembly for this (I'm calling it the Core) such that it can be easily put into and removed from the main body of the unit.
Oh - the Raspberry Pi/Lepton also works great with either Microsoft Remote Desktop or VNC (or both), so I can continue to work on the software remotely and also view what the Lepton is seeing remotely. Fun stuff! I was hoping to take it outside and walk around tonight but it's raining too hard.