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Colour Sensor with a RGB colour detector.


  • Sensor Chip: TCS3200 (RGB colour detector)
  • Detects static colour, the output is a square wave with frequency directly proportional to incident light intensity
  • Supports fill-light by onboard LEDs


  • Power: 2.7V ~ 5.5V
  • Ideal detection distance: 10mm
  • Dimension: 36.0mm x 20.6mm
  • Mounting holes size: 2.0mm
  • Weight: 0.01 kg


  • Sorting by colour
  • Ambient light sensing and calibration
  • Test strip reading
  • Colour matching

How to Use

In the case of working with a MCU:

  • VCC ? 2.7V ~ 5.5V
  • GND ? power supply ground
  • LED ? MCU.IO (controlling the 4 white LEDs)
  • OUT ? MCU.IO (RGB colour output frequency)
  • S0/S1 ? MCU.IO (Output frequency scaling selection inputs)
  • S2/S3 ? MCU.IO (Photodiode type selection inputs)

S0/S1 selects the output frequency scaling factor, S2/S3 selects the colour filter of red, green, blue, then OUT outputs a square wave with frequency proportional to the selected colour intensity. The detected colour can be determined by the ratio of the intensity of red, green and blue.


  • Avoids environment light noise
  • White balance is required when the first time using the module, reseting the module, or changing the light source



Development resources: demo codes, schematic, datasheets, etc.
Wiki: www.waveshare.com/wiki/Color_Sensor

Parts List

  • Colour Sensor x1
  • 4-pin custom connector jumper wire x2

Colour Sensor - TCS3200

  • Brand: Waveshare
  • Product Code: WVSHARE-5
  • Reward Points: 7
  • Availability: 1
  • £8.44

  • Ex Tax: £7.03
  • Price in reward points: 100

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