Ambient Light TinyShield


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    Measure light with your TinyDuino - this TinyShield features a TAOS TSL2572 Ambient Light Sensor, that approximates human eye response to light intensity under a variety of lighting conditions and through a variety of attenuation materials. Accurate ALS measurements are the result of TAOS’ patented dual-diode technology and the UV rejection filter incorporated in the package. In addition, the operating range is extended to 60,000 lux in sunlight when the low-gain mode is used.

    The Ambient Light Sensor TinyShield incorporates level shifters and a local power supply to ensure proper and safe operation over the entire TinyDuino operating voltage range between 3 – 5V.

    To learn more about the TinyDuino Platform, click here


      To see what other TinyShields this will work with or conflict with, check out the TinyShield Compatibility Matrix

        TAOS TSL2572 Ambient Light Sensor Specs

        • Approximates Human Eye Response
        • 45,000,000:1 Dynamic Range
        • Operation to 60,000 lux in Sunlight
        • Package UV Rejection Filter
        • Wide Magnetic Field Range (+/-8 Oe)
        • Low Power – Active: 200uA, Wait: 90uA, Sleep: 2.2u

        TinyDuino Power Requirements

        • Voltage: 3.0V - 5.5V 
        • Current: 200uA (Active).  Due to the low current, this board can be run using the TinyDuino coin cell option

        Pins Used

        • A5/SCL - I2C Serial Clock line
        • A4/SDA - I2C Serial Data line


        • 20mm x 20mm (.787 inches x .787 inches)
        • Max Height (from lower bottom TinyShield Connector to upper top TinyShield Connector): 5.11mm (0.201 inches)
        • Weight: .96 gram (.03 ounces)


        • You can also use this shield without the TinyDuino – there are 0.1" spaced connections for power, ground, and the two I2C signals along the side of the TinyShield to allow you to connect a different system. 



          Ambient Light Sensor TinyShield Tutorial
          This tutorial will show you how to use the Ambient Light Sensor TinyShield to measure light intensity in your next TinyDuino project.
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