FLIR Lepton Hookup Guide

Contributors: Nick Poole
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Hardware Hookup

Circuit Diagram

Connect the FLIR breakout to the Raspberry Pi GPIO according to the diagram below. If you need a refresher on how the GPIO pins are oriented, visit our Raspberry Pi GPIO tutorial. Make sure that your Lepton module is securely snapped into the socket on the breakout board.


There are several methods of connecting and mounting your system together. If you used a breadboard and LCD touchscreen with the Pi, your setup should look similar to the image below.

Raspbery Pi Flir Lepton Thermal camera Setup

Congratulations, that’s the hardware part done. Now onto the software configuration!