TCS3200 Color Sensor board is a complete color detector, including a TAOS TCS3200 RGB sensor chip, white LEDs, collimator lens, and standoffs to set the optimum sensing distance. . The TCS3200-DB can detect and measure a nearly limitless range of visible colors. Applications include test strip reading, sorting by color, ambient light sensing and calibration, and color matching, to name just a few.
The TCS3200 has an array of photodetectors, each with either a red, green, or blue filter, or no filter (clear). The filters of each color are distributed evenly throughout the array to eliminate location bias among the colors. Internal to the device is an oscillator which produces a square-wave output whose frequency is proportional to the intensity of the chosen color. Read the documentation below and check out the Color Matching Demo for more detailed information.
Single-Supply Operation (2.7V to 5.5V)
High-Resolution Conversion of Light Intensity to Frequency
Programmable Color and Full-Scale Output Frequency
Power Down Feature
Communicates Directly to Microcontroller/Arduino
S0~S1: Output frequency scaling selection inputs
S2~S3: Photodiode type selection inputs
OUT Pin: Output frequency
EO Pin: Output frequency enable pin (active low)
Communication: parallel RGB addressing; frequency output for color data.