Ambient Light Sensor Whisker

AST1012

Whisker Kickstarter Item


Note: This item is currently only available on Kickstarter, it will be for sale on our site after the Kickstarter is complete and rewards have been fullfilled



DESCRIPTION

This Whisker lets you measure ambient light levels via the TSL2572, the same sensor on our Ambient Light TinyShield. 

If your project requires color temperature, check out our Color Sensor Whisker! 

The Whisker Adapter TinyShield (ASD2022) incorporates level shifting and a local power supply to ensure proper and safe operation over the entire TinyDuino operating voltage range up to 5V.

To learn more about the TinyDuino Platform, click here

    TECH SPECS

    TAOS TSL2572 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

      Dimensions

      • 10mm x 10mm (.394 inches x .394 inches)
      • Max Height (from the lower bottom of Whisker to upper top Whisker Connector): 3.70mm (0.15 inches)
      • Weight: 1 gram (.04 ounces)

      NOTES

      • You can also use this Whisker without the TinyDuino – modifying the connecting cable by removing the opposite connector and stripping/tinning the wires, you can solder the connector cable to any other microcontroller board of your choice!   

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