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Question: Do you consider IR pictures of miners important for reviews? Would you consider donating towards one?
Yes important, Yes donate - 1 (14.3%)
Yes important, No donate - 2 (28.6%)
Not important, Yes donate - 0 (0%)
Not important, No donate - 4 (57.1%)
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May 21, 2014, 01:35:25 PM
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Hello all,

Would you consider an IR camera a worthy investment for miner reviews?
They produce pictures like this, but are very, very expensive. A camera of this resolution would have cost likely $40,000.



A more reasonable camera ($5000-8000) would produce images like this. I could then tile several to create a larger picture, although they would use different scales.



This is more investment then I could personally put in, so the additional question is would you be willing to contribute to such an investment?

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May 21, 2014, 01:44:37 PM
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check out the FLIRone,
needs an iPhone but still cheaper
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May 21, 2014, 01:49:13 PM
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No I will not pitch in for a toy you don't need.
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May 21, 2014, 01:56:53 PM
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Do I want an IR camera, yes. Do I want to pay for you to have one, no.
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May 21, 2014, 01:59:16 PM
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The FLIR One is pretty low resolution.  I'd see if you can find a FLIR E4 (goes for around $1k) that you can still perform the hack on to get higher resolution:
http://hackaday.com/2013/11/04/manufacturer-crippled-flir-e4-thermal-camera-hacked-to-perform-as-high-end-model/

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May 21, 2014, 02:10:10 PM
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Though it looks cool as shit, I think your reviews can do without it.

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May 21, 2014, 02:24:03 PM
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Though it looks cool as shit, I think your reviews can do without it.
I agree, though mostly because there's not really all that much added value in it from a technical viewpoint; designers already know this information and try to optimize it, choose cooling solutions, etc., while for end-users there's not all that much to it given that the design is essentially finalized and most people would at best consider swapping out fans or dropping heatsinks on/under the usual suspects; the hashing chips, the voltage regulators, and if you're unlucky, inductors.

It's still eye candy, though - can't blame Dogie for wanting one Wink

If anybody's curious as to what some miners look at in a thermal imaging view, check out: http://cryptomining-blog.com/?s=thermal

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May 21, 2014, 02:28:57 PM
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check out the FLIRone,
needs an iPhone but still cheaper

The FLIR One is pretty low resolution.  I'd see if you can find a FLIR E4 (goes for around $1k) that you can still perform the hack on to get higher resolution:
http://hackaday.com/2013/11/04/manufacturer-crippled-flir-e4-thermal-camera-hacked-to-perform-as-high-end-model/

Yeah resolution is pretty low, and all their marketing material was made with much, much more expensive cameras.

Oh wow that E4 hack is a much better deal - if it still works. E4s cost around $1600 in the UK.

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