APDS-9930 Arduino Quick-Start Guide

In this guide I will show you how to get started with Arduino and an APDS-9930 ambient light and proximity sensor.

Materials used

You need a few components to follow this tutorial (click the links to see the product pages and buy the parts). Continue reading “APDS-9930 Arduino Quick-Start Guide”

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Use an APDS-9930 Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor with Arduino/AVR

Use an APDS-9930 Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor with Arduino/AVR

A few months ago I was looking for a sensor that was able to detect light color. I stumbled into this page and thought well, that seems good to me, so I bought it. When I got it, I was going to throw it away. It just wouldn’t work. I hooked it up to my Arduino Uno with a level shifter, and it didn’t work. I hooked it up to an ATmega8 microcontroller on a breadboard, powered it with my USB serial adaptor using the 3.3V output, and it would still tell me that white light was red, and so was blue light. I checked better and found out I didn’t have an APDS-9960, but an APDS-9930.

I decided to keep it, and write a new library for it 😉 Continue reading “Use an APDS-9930 Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor with Arduino/AVR”

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