SparkFun RGB and Gesture Sensor – APDS-9960



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The SparkFun RGB and Gesture Sensor is a compact breakout board featuring the powerful APDS-9960 sensor. This versatile sensor provides ambient light and color measurement, proximity detection, and touchless gesture sensing capabilities.


SKU: SEN-088 Manufacturer: SparkFun Mfg Part Number: SEN-12787 Category: Tags: , , , ,


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 APDS-9960 breakout 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).


  • Operational Voltage: 3.3V
  • Proximity Sensing
  • Operating Range: 4-8in (10-20cm)
  • Ambient Light & RGB Color Sensing
  • Gesture Detection
  • I2C Interface (I2C Address: 0x39)

Package Contents

  • 1 x SparkFun RGB and Gesture Sensor - APDS-9960

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  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: Beginner
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: Intermediate

  Product Certifications

  Product Attributes

Weight: 2 g

  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

This product is returnable Within 14 Days of delivery for a store credit. Item must be unopened, unused, and in re-saleable condition.

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