SparkFun_APDS-9960_Sensor_Arduino_Library (community library)


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Name SparkFun_APDS-9960_Sensor_Arduino_Library
Version 1.4.2
Installs 114
Author SparkFun Electronics
Maintainer SparkFun Electronics <>
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Library for the Avago APDS-9960 sensor This library works with the SparkFun Breakout board for the Avago APDS-9960 proximity, light, RGB, and gesture sensor, made by SparkFun Electronics.

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SparkFun APDS9960 RGB and Gesture Sensor Arduino Library

Avago APDS-9960 Breakout Board - SEN-12787 (image removed)

Avago APDS-9960 Breakout Board (SEN-12787)

Getting Started

  • Download the Git repository as a ZIP ("Download ZIP" button)
  • Unzip
  • Copy the entire library directory (APDS-9960_RGB_and_Gesture_Sensor_Arduino_Library ) to \/libraries
  • Open the Arduino program
  • Select File -> Examples -> SparkFun_APDS9960 -> GestureTest
  • Plug in your Arduino and APDS-9960 with the following connections


  • Use the library manager
Arduino Pin APDS-9960 Board Function
3.3V VCC Power
GND GND Ground
A4 SDA I2C Data
A5 SCL I2C Clock
2 INT Interrupt
  • Go to Tools -> Board and select your Arduino board
  • Go to Tools -> Serial Port and select the COM port of your Arduino board
  • Click "Upload"
  • Go to Tools -> Serial Monitor
  • Ensure the baud rate is set at 9600 baud
  • Swipe your hand over the sensor in various directions!

Repository Contents

  • /examples - Example sketches for the library (.ino). Run these from the Arduino IDE.
  • /src - Source files for the library (.cpp, .h).
  • - General library properties for the Arduino package manager.


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Version History

  • V_1.4.1 - Removing blank files, updating file.
  • V_1.4.0 - Updated to new library structure
  • V_1.3.0 - Implemented disableProximitySensor(). Thanks to jmg5150 for catching that!
  • V_1.2.0 - Added pinMode line to GestureTest demo to fix interrupt bug with some Arduinos
  • V_1.1.0 - Updated GestureTest demo to not freeze with fast swipes
  • V_1.0.0: Initial release
  • Ambient and RGB light sensing implemented
  • Ambient light interrupts working
  • Proximity sensing implemented
  • Proximity interrupts working
  • Gesture (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, NEAR, FAR) sensing implemented

License Information

This product is open source!

The code is beerware; if you see me (or any other SparkFun employee) at the local, and you've found our code helpful, please buy us a round!

Please use, reuse, and modify these files as you see fit. Please maintain attribution to SparkFun Electronics and release anything derivative under the same license.

Distributed as-is; no warranty is given.

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