Waveshare Color Sensor RGB color detector TCS3200

Item number: WS87012

Manufacturer Part Number: Color Sensor

Category: Sensors

7,01 €

including 19% VAT.,

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Shipping time: 1 - 2 workdays


Color Sensor, complete color detector


  • Sensor Chip: TCS3200 (RGB color detector)
  • Detects static color, 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 * 20.6mm
  • Mounting holes size: 2.0mm


  • Sorting by color
  • Ambient light sensing and calibration
  • Test strip reading
  • Color 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 color 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 color filter of red, green, blue, then OUT outputs a square wave with frequency proportional to the selected color intensity. The detected color 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


Weight: 0.01 kg

  • Color Sensor × 1
  • 4-pin custom connector jumper wire × 2


Product weight:0,01 Kg

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fast delivered, it works, although the product is more suitable for learning and experimentation, not for professional use

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