APDS9960 RGB Gesture Sensor Detection I2C Breakout Module for Arduino

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


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Brand: Generic
Category: Light/color Sensor
Tags: RGB Detection, Gesture Sensor Detection, APDS9960 module

This is APDS9960 RGB Gesture Sensor Detection I2C Breakout Module for Arduino; 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 RGB and Gesture Sensor 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 APDS9960 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).

Applications : 

  1. Gesture Detection.
  2. Color Sense.
  3. Ambient Light Sensing.
  4. Cell Phone Touch Screen Disable.
  5. Mechanical Switch Replacement.

Features : 

  1. Operational Voltage: 3.3V.
  2. Operating Range: 4-8in (10-20cm).
  3. I2C Interface (I2C Address: 0x39).
  4. Ambient Light and RGB Color Sensing, Proximity
    Sensing, and Gesture Detection in an Optical Module
  5. Ambient Light and RGB Color Sensing
    – UV and IR blocking filters
    – Programmable gain and integration time
    – Very high sensitivity – Ideally suited for operation
    behind dark glass
  6. Proximity Sensing
    – Trimmed to provide a consistent reading
    – Ambient light rejection
    – Offset compensation
    – Programmable driver for IR LED current
    – Saturation indicator bit
  7. Complex Gesture Sensing
    – Four separate diodes sensitive to different directions
    – Ambient light rejection
    – Offset compensation
    – Programmable driver for IR LED current
    – 32 dataset storage FIFO
    – Interrupt driven I2C communication
  8. I2C-bus Fast Mode Compatible Interface
    – Data Rates up to 400 kHz
    – Dedicated Interrupt Pin

How to Use :

Click Here.

Pin Configuration :

Package Includes :

1 x APDS9960 RGB Gesture Sensor Detection I2C Breakout Module for Arduino.

1 x Header Set (Without Soldered).



Input Voltage (Volt)


Operating Current (mA)


Operating Range (cm)

10 – 20

Operating Temperature (°C)

-30 ~ +85



Dimensions (mm)

21 x 16 x 5

Weight (gm)


Shipment Weight

0.005 kg

Shipment Dimensions

3 × 3 × 1 cm

15 Days Warranty

This item is covered with a standard warranty of 15 days from the time of delivery against manufacturing defects only. This warranty is given for the benefit of Robu customers from any kind of manufacturing defects.  Reimbursement or replacement will be done against manufacturing defects.

What voids warranty:

If the product is subject to misuse, tampering, static discharge, accident, water or fire damage, use of chemicals & soldered or altered in any way.

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  1. Uday paranjape (verified owner)

    Best sensor, working as expected
    I am using it with Tasmota and ESP 32

    Uday paranjape

APDS9960 Datasheet

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