Description: This is the SparkFun 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).
Based on 5 ratings:
Great product. I made an nice project with it. But my project is for outside use and I need to protect it. I read the datasheet for the APDS 9660 (page 18) and they suggest to cover it with a rubber with 2 holes. I must say that it really improve the detection of the gestures especially the NEAR and the FAR. They also suggest to cover it with a 1mm with a specific Makrolon or Lexan window. I cannot find any of these products on Internet. Anybody has any suggestion? Sparkfun rocks
works very well with a raspberry pi. Sometimes the far and near gestures are a bit hard to achieve.
This sensor worked exactly as described to detect gestures. I was able to use the provided software library as a reference to help write a similar library in LabVIEW and use the sensor with a myRIO.
Did not like being interrogated what I was going to use this for ‘and respond in a full sentence’ before I could purchase this. Apparently it is NOT export restricted and I was asked due to a ‘glitch in the system’, I was told when I followed up on what that was about. Anyway. Not impressed. Can’t help wondering why I was really asked.
I am sorry you had this issue while ordering from us. This problem has been corrected and won’t happen again. Thank you for the feedback!
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First I would like to say that these sensors are awesome, they can do soo much and they are very easy to use. But just as a warning, be very careful with them. if you are prototyping and have things wired up with a header and jumpers, if you are waving your hands around the sensor and you manage to knock the ground wire off of the sensor, it will never sense again :(
While working on a final Project for my embedded systems class this past semester, my partner and I found this out it a very hard way, the weekend before our project was due. luckily SparkFun and their Awesome!!! order fulfillment team were able to get an order for two more of them placed on Saturday ready for a 10am local pickup on Monday (the same Monday the project was due). you guys rock! these Sensors are AWESOME!!!