Make Thermal Imaging Camera from a Webcam

May 6, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

Yet again I am faced with the question “How can I make a thermal imaging camera from a Webcam?” I am often asked this, and in particular if the webcam can be converted to work as a thermal imaging camera. The answer to this is that you cannot make a true thermal imaging camera from a webcam. … Read More

Training or experience?

April 21, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

I am often asked which is more important, training or experience? I can only really answer this from my own point of view, and this is heavily influenced by my background in the electrical and thermography industries. Some people will argue that training is more important as you cannot gain experience without training. There are … Read More

Emissivity

April 18, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

What is emissivity? Emissivity describes an objects ability to radiate energy. Some objects have a high emissivity, these are typically non metals. Other objects have a low emissivity, these are generally metallic. Emissivity of a material is a value between 0 and 1. A blackbody would have an emissivity of 1, this means that it emits … Read More