RGB and Gesture Sensor - APDS-9960

RGB and Gesture Sensor - APDS-9960

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  • Product Code: SN-APDS-9960
  • Warranty Period: 12 months

This is the RGB and Gesture Sensor, a small breakout board with a built in APDS-9960 sensor that offers ambient light and color measuring, proximity detection, and touchless gesture sensing. With this RGB and Gesture Sensor you will be able to control a computer, microcontroller, robot, and more with a simple swipe of your hand! This is, in fact, the same sensor that the Samsung Galaxy S5 uses and is probably one of the best gesture sensors on the market for the price.

The APDS-9960 is a serious little piece of hardware with built in UV and IR blocking filters, four separate diodes sensitive to different directions, and an I2C compatible interface. For your convenience we have broken out the following pins: VL (optional power to IR LED), GND (Ground), VCC (power to APDS-9960 sensor), SDA (I2C data), SCL (I2C clock), and INT (interrupt). Each APDS-9960 also has a detection range of 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 cm). Do check out the tutorial to get started.
  • Operational Voltage: 3.3V
  • Ambient Light & RGB Color Sensing
  • Proximity Sensing
  • Gesture Detection
  • Operating Range: 4-8in (10-20cm)
  • I2C Interface (I2C Address: 0x39)



can this sensor make the door of dust bin open with just swipe our hand on top of it? ( khai, 14/03/2021 )
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Can this sensor can sense orange and white colour? Because I want to sort out orange ping pong ball and white colour ping pong ball. Please advise. Thank you. ( Thean Khai, 14/12/2015 )

Hi. Yes, It is possible. You can refer here. For further inquiry, kindly visit our technical forum as this session is only for short inquiry. Thanks. :)

hi can u all send me the sk40 link for color sensor? ( ghee yih farn, 30/03/2015 )

Sorry, we do not have the fritzing file for the sensor.

For SK40C, you may get it here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B71jedkH0IPRak9PeURPLS1rQUE&usp=sharing&tid=0B71jedkH0IPRdDV3NUFacFJsY1E

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