18 Dec '12, 1pm

Detect Drafty Windows with Your Smartphone

Detect Drafty Windows with Your Smartphone

Smartphones are a citizen scientist's best friend. With a host of tools, apps and accessories that can be used to carry out experiments and document your findings, it seems that we're only just beginning to see what can be done with the gadgets. With that in mind, a new scientific smartphone accessory is looking for funding on Kickstarter. The IR-Blue is a thermal imaging camera and app combo that lets you visualize the temperature differences of things around you. Like the LabStrip accessory before it, this attachable accessory lets users investigate and find answers on their own without having to hire a professional or use professional-level equipment. The IR-Blue can be used to detect heat leaks like drafty windows or spots that need more insulation so that you can make repairs to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Inventor Andy Rawson says on Kickstarter, "I h...

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