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Recently, I bought cheap infrared temperature sensor, GY-906 from aliexpress, only about $5 including shipping fee.

Adafruit MLX90614 library can be used for this module.

Communication via I2C and address is 0x5A. I thought using device is simple as other sensor device; but didn’t work as expected, returning fixed value, 1037.55.

After searching through forum, found out that changing I2C frequency to 50000 makes this thing work.

I can set frequency at Wire.begin if this is only device I’m using, but once I try to use OLED to show readout, OLED works but sensor stops working again.

Finally, I was able to make both OLED and sensor to work by adding setClock instruction to dynamically adjust I2C frequency in Adafruit_MLX90614.cpp source code in Adafruit library.

Adjust to 50000 before transmitting data to sensor, then set back to 100000 before exiting.

uint16_t Adafruit_MLX90614::read16(uint8_t a) {
  uint16_t ret;

  Wire.beginTransmission(_addr); // start transmission to device
  Wire.write(a);                 // sends register address to read from
  Wire.endTransmission(false);   // end transmission

  Wire.requestFrom(_addr, (size_t)3); // send data n-bytes read
  ret =;                  // receive DATA
  ret |= << 8;            // receive DATA

  uint8_t pec =;

  return ret;

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