For sensing color, the ColorPAL uses its LED to illuminate a sample, one color component at a time, along with a broad-spectrum light-to-voltage converter to measure the light reflected back. The amount of light reflected from the sample under illumination from each red, green, and blue LED can be used to determine the sample’s color.
- Detects a full range of colors, and outputs data as RGB (Red/Green/Blue) components
- Detects broad-spectrum ambient light with sensitivity down to 44µW/cm2 per lsb
- Plugs into servo headers (with optional cable) or wireless breadboards
- Single-pin interface uses a simple serial protocol to define and initiate color detection and generation
Note: The ColorPAL works with non-fluorescent reflective surfaces, preferably those in contact with its light shroud. For a full comparison of the ColorPAL to the TCS3200-DB Color Sensor, please refer to the chart in the ColorPAL documentation, below.