A few months back I got OpenMV working with both the Lepton 80x60 microbolometer
and the Heimann 82x62 thermal diode
arrays and posted a short video with the 82x62 (makes the best images). I used this for thermal sensor evaluation prior to building my prototype standalone thermal imager which is now live on Kickstarter
. Its only $270, less than the Lepton dev kit! Best part is, it will work with the OpenMV similar to how Ibrahim and Michael envisioned other micros working with the OpenMV.