Do you want thermal imaging capabilities but don’t have thousands of dollars? Never fear, Flir has come out with the Flir One. A cheap (fairly low resolution) thermal imaging sensor that comes in at the same price as low end night vision systems ~$350. The only problem is that you have to attach it to an iPad. Well Mike Harrison (http://www.electricstuff.co.uk) has done a great teardown of the Flir One, pulled out the sensor and crammed it into a a tiny form factor of his own design!
Teardown Part I
Teardown Part II
Check out all of the gory details on Mike’s Lepton hacking page: