Waveshare TCS3200 Color Sensor Module

SKU: 2433

Bin: 0300326

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Overview

  • Sensor Chip: TCS3200 (RGB color detector)
  • Detects static color, the output is a square wave with frequency directly proportional to incident light intensity
  • Supports fill-light by onboard LEDs

Specifications

  • Power: 2.7V ~ 5.5V
  • Ideal detection distance: 10mm
  • Dimension: 36.0mm * 20.6mm
  • Mounting holes size: 2.0mm

Applications

  • Sorting by color
  • Ambient light sensing and calibration
  • Test strip reading
  • Color matching

How to Use

In the case of working with a MCU:

  • VCC ↔ 2.7V ~ 5.5V
  • GND ↔ power supply ground
  • LED ↔ MCU.IO (controlling the 4 white LEDs)
  • OUT ↔ MCU.IO (RGB color output frequency)
  • S0/S1 ↔ MCU.IO (Output frequency scaling selection inputs)
  • S2/S3 ↔ MCU.IO (Photodiode type selection inputs)

S0/S1 selects the output frequency scaling factor, S2/S3 selects the color filter of red, green, blue, then OUT outputs a square wave with frequency proportional to the selected color intensity. The detected color can be determined by the ratio of the intensity of red, green and blue.

Note:

  • Avoids environment light noise
  • White balance is required when the first time using the module, reseting the module, or changing the light source

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Downloads

Development resources: demo codes, schematic, datasheets, etc.
Wiki: www.waveshare.com/wiki/Color_Sensor

Package Content:

Weight: 0.01 kg

  • Color Sensor × 1
  • 4-pin custom connector jumper wire × 2

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