The TSL235R light-to-frequency converter outputs a square wave (50% duty cycle) with frequency directly proportional to light intensity (irradiance). The device has been temperature compensated for the ultraviolet-to-visible light range of 320 nm to 700 nm and responds over the light range of 320 nm to 1050 nm.
The TSL235R can be powered at anywhere between 2.7 and 5.5V, and will typically pull about 2mA of current. It comes in a simple, 3-pin through-hole package. No external components are necessary to use the converter, and the digital output allows direct interface to a microcontroller o..
Are you a super spy trying to spot ninja assassins in the dark? Or maybe you’re just trying to figure out who’s been sneaking to the kitchen at night and eating your snacks… Either way, an infrared camera is the way to go! LinkSprite’s latest serial port camera module can capture high resolution pictures and transport them over TTL serial, making it ideal for embedded applications. And it can do it in the dark, thanks to infrared LEDs. The infrared feature even has a built-in light sensor, so as soon as the ambient light gets low enough, it will automatically turn on the infrared LEDs for nigh..
Basic breakout board for the TEMT6000 Ambient Light Sensor. Only what you need, nothing you don’t. Sensor acts like a transistor - the greater the incoming light, the higher the analog voltage on the signal pin.
The TSL2561 SparkFun Luminosity Sensor Breakout is a sophisticated light sensor which has a flat response across most of the visible spectrum. Unlike simpler sensors, the TSL2561 measures both infrared and visible light to better approximate the response of the human eye. And because the TSL2561 is an integrating sensor (it soaks up light for a predetermined amount of time), it is capable of measuring both small and large amounts of light by changing the integration time.
The TSL2561 is capable of direct I2C communication and is able to conduct specific light ranges from 0.1 - 40k+ Lux easil..
If you’ve had ideas for a project that depends on the ability to sense different spectrums of visible light and react based on those measurements, the ISL29125 breakout board may be just what you need. The ISL29125 breakout board makes it very easy to sense and record the light intensity of the general red, green, and blue spectrums of visible light while rejecting IR from light sources. You can then use these color sensor readings for the purposes of logging and finding patterns, or creatively calculate and make control decisions in your electronic projects.
Each pin from the ISL29125 has be..
Description: The TCM8230MD is a high quality, very small 640x480 CMOS camera from Toshiba with the standard data+I2C interface. The nice thing is that we have a complete datasheet on this camera along with a good supplier.
RGB color filter
1/6 inch optics included
YUV or RGB output
Auto shutter control (AES)
Auto gain control (AGC)
Auto white balance (AWB)
Note: We had stopped carrying this module but we have one more shipment in the warehouse. Get 'em while you can!
Description: This is a high-quality black and white CMOS camera module with high-power infrared LEDs to light up the night. Power the CA-84AC module, hook up any display, monitor, or LCD screen with an RCA input and get vivid black and white video at 500x582 resolution even in completely dark environments. Module is easily mountable and should be powered close to the 12V spec. Comes with high quality optics, all the on board circuitry to output RCA signal, and cable harness.
Atlas Scientific is on a mission to make high-quality sensors for environmental monitoring available to everyday hackers and makers. All of their kits are easy to calibrate and connect to your microcontroller-based project.
Color light sensors are awesome devices for everything from environmental sensors to general robotics. They can be used to monitor slowly changing events like algae blooms or leaf death, or to determine light absorption through a medium. But for all their utility, they have some flaws. First off, they can be complicated to interface to since RGB data often has to be deriv..
We can’t tell what metallic salmon looks like, but this very small sensor can! The ADJD-S311-CR999 is a 4 channel digital sensor with a mere size of 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.76 mm. 10-bit per channel resolution means the ADJD can discern the smallest differences between visible colors. This is a CMOS IC with integrated RGB filters + Clear channel and analog-to-digital converter front end. It is ideal for applications like color detection, measurement, and illumination sensing. The 2-wire serial interface allows direct connection to a microcontroller or other logic control for further signal processing wi..
Don’t leave your next physical computing project stranded in a world of black and white! This color sensor module can detect the color of an object and report it back to your processor for applications like color sorting. The great thing about the HDJD-S822 is its simplicity to get it up and running. The gain of the sensor is controlled by digital input pins and it gives you separate analog outputs for red, green, and blue channels.
This breakout board makes it easy to embed the HDJD color sensor in your next project by breakout out all of the necessary pins to standard 0.1" headers.
Do you ever wonder what your autonomous robots do all day? Or have you ever wanted to put yourself in the driver’s seat of your favorite RC car? Maybe you just want to add a security camera to your desk at work to see who’s stealing your pens. Well thanks to the FlyCamOne eco, recording video is so easy and affordable that you could get a camera for each of those situations.
The FlyCamOne eco is a self-contained module that records 720x480 color video at 30 fps with sound! Not only that, but it can snap pictures as well. Simply plug in a Li-Poly battery, insert a Micro SD card and select the..
Capturing high-definition video is a challenge for any project, but a great way to see where you’re project has been, especially if it’s something like an autonomous robot or a high-altitude balloon. The downside is that traditional video cameras can be heavy, difficult to mount, and triggering them to record can require some hacking. So why not use a video camera that was designed for hacking? The HackHD is a bare-bones camera that records 1080P video at 30 frames-per-second. Just attach a 3.7V Li-Po battery or other 3.7V source and a pushbutton and you have a fully functional camcorder. Beca..
Every super spy has a small compact camera at their disposal just to get the advantage on the bad guy and though you may not be a “00” this high res TTL camera still has plenty of uses! LinkSprite’s latest JPEG Color camera module can capture high resolution pictures and transport them over TTL serial, making it perfect for embedded applications. This a very simple camera module with great user applications and can be incorporated into almost any project with ease.
Each one of these camera modules is capable for taking single 2MP JPEG images. All that is required to power these little guys is..
This is a simple USB webcam that can be plugged into your computer or dev board and start capturing video right away. The resolution is 640x480, which is adequate for motion tracking or object detection, but don’t expect to use it for photography or movie making. This new version has added a microphone as well.
Note: This webcam works well in Linux, so it pairs well with a pcDuino or other Single Board Computer.
Max Resolution: 640x480
4' (1219mm) Cable
USB A connector
3.5mm TRS audio connector
This is a high-quality color CMOS camera module. Power the CM-32 module, hook up any display, monitor, or LCD screen with an RCA input and get vivid color video at 728x488 resolution. Module is easily mountable and has a wide operating voltage (6V to 20V). Comes with high quality optics, all the on board circuitry to output RCA signal, and cable harness.
728 x 488 Resolution
6V to 20V input
50mA (at 12V)
This is a very small light sensor. A photocell changes (also called a photodetector, photo resistor, CdS or photoconductive cell) resistance depending on the amount of light it is exposed to. These little sensors make great ambient light triggers (when light in the room turns on, do something).
Light resistance : ~1k Ohm
Dark resistance : ~10k Ohm
Max voltage : 150V
Max power: 100mW
2 x 4 x 5mm
4mm between pins
31mm lead length
The OpenMV M7 Camera is a small, low-power microcontroller board that allows you to easily implement applications using machine vision in the real world. The best part about the OpenMV is that it is not only capable of image capture, but also face detection, color tracking, QR code reading and plenty more. If you are looking for an economical camera module boasting multiple high-end features, look no further than the OpenMV M7!
The OpenMV can be programmed in high-level Python scripts (courtesy of the MicroPython Operating System) instead of C/C++. This makes it easier to deal with the comple..
This 5M pixel camera module is capable of capturing 2592 x 1944 active array video and images and connects directly to your pcDuino V3. Connect the included ribbon cable to the CSI (Camera Serial Interface) port on your pcDuino, boot it up, and you are good to go!
The real strength of this camera module comes from the OV5640 image sensor. The OV5640 is a high quality CMOS image sensor, for mobile phone camera and digital camera applications. The OV5640 incorporates a 2592 x 1944 active array, on-chip 10-bit ADC, and image signal processor. It outputs various data formats, such as RAW RGB, RGB..
This is a simple USB Webcam that can be plugged into your computer or dev board and start capturing video right away. The resolution is 1024x768 which is adequate for motion-tracking or object-detection, but don’t expect to use it for photography or movie-making.
Note: This webcam works well in Linux, so it pairs well with a pcDuino.
Max Resolution: 1024 x 768
3' (914.4mm) Retractable USB-A Cable