Colour Sensor

WaveshareSKU: WAV-9520
Sale price £10.80
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Add a colour sensor to your project for colour sorting, matching, colour strip reading or ambient light sensing!


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


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

How to Use

Product Wiki:

In the case of working with an MCU:

  • VCC ↔ 2.7V ~ 5.5V
  • GND ↔ power supply ground
  • LED ↔ MCU.IO (controlling the 4 white LEDs)
  • OUT ↔ MCU.IO (RGB colour 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 colour filter of red, green, blue, then OUT outputs a square wave with a frequency proportional to the selected colour intensity.

The detected colour can be determined by the ratio of the intensity of red, green and blue.


  • Sensor only - no cable included
  • Avoid environment light noise
  • White balance is required when the first time using the module, resetting the module or changing the light source

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