Ambient Light & Gesture Module

This documentation includes hardware info, installation guidelines and sample code for your hardware.

Overall Info

Turta ALS & Gesture module carries Broadcom APDS-9960 multifunctional sensor which is capable of ambient light and RGB light sensing, proximity sensing, and gesture detection.


Module Connections

  • I2C: SCL and SDA.

  • INT: INT.

  • POWER: +3.3V and GND.


APDS-9960's technical specifications are as follows:

  • IR LED Peak Wavelength: 950nm.

  • IR LED Spectrum Width: 30nm.

  • UV and IR Blocking filters.

  • 32 Dataset storage FIFO for gesture sensing.

Compatible Hardware

ALS & Gesture Module is an add-in board for Turta Modular System. You'll need a compatible host device for your module. The following devices support ALS & Gesture Module:

  • Turta IoT Node - ESP32

  • Turta Modular HAT for Raspberry Pi

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