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VCNL4010 Proximity/Light sensor

SKU: ADA466

$12.95 AUD, inc GST
$11.77 AUD, exc GST

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VCNL4010 Proximity/Light sensor
12.95 AUD

SKU: ADA466

$12.95 AUD, inc GST
$11.77 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 125 units dispatch in 4 to 7 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Mon, 28th of Aug with Express Post within Australia.
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The VCNL4010 sensor is a nice way to add a small-distance proximity sensor to your microcontroller project. For longer distances (in the range of cm, you can use a SHARP IR distance sensor, but those are only good if the object is over 10 cm away. The VCNL4010 is designed for much shorter distances, no more than 200mm (about 7.5") and under Adafruit's experimentation Adafruit found it worked best at distances of about 10-150mm. It would be good for say detecting when a hand moved nearby, or before a robot smacks into a wall. The sensor also has an ambient light sensor built in.

This sensor is easy to use with any microcontroller that has i2c capability. It is 5 volt compliant so you can use it with 3.3V or 5V logic with no risk of damage. There is an onboard 3.3V ultra low dropout regulator so you can power it with 3.3 to 5.0V. However, if you can give it 5.0V that is ideal since the VIN voltage powers the IR LED and the higher the voltage you can give it, the more powerful it is.

New! As of Sept 23, 2015 we are now shipping this breakout with the updated VCNL4010 - the library has changed and the chip is slightly different in that it now supports interrupts. They also made the board a little more compact. However, the overall proximity functionality is identical.

Technical Details

Datasheets for the VCNL4000 version of this board:

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