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Doug Vetter, ATP/CFI

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The E36 in Infrared

I went to visit a long time friend the other day and he introduced me to his recently-acquired Seek Thermal camera. This is a relatively low resolution PIR camera but it provides an interesting look into the infrared spectrum we don't normally see, and at a reasonable price. It's particularly surprising given that not long ago PIR sensors needed to be actively cooled to very low temperatures to work, while this one only requires a single USB connection to the phone and an app to control it.

In any case, my friend and I took some pictures of the E36 shortly after I'd arrived at his location and as I was warming up the car to leave. The pictures pretty dramatically show the persistence of heat in the engine bay, brakes, exhaust system, and, in the case of warming the car up, the heated side mirrors. Just thought you'd like to see the E36 from a different perspective.

Mileage: 254500