Summer is coming, want to make a UV detector to know the UV index when you are under the sun? Grove - Sunlight Sensor is recommend here.
Grove - Sunlight Sensor is a multi-channel digital light sensor, which has the ability to detect UV-light, visible light and infrared light.
This device is based on SI1145, a new sensor from SiLabs. The Si1145 is a low-power, reflectance-based, infrared proximity, UV index and ambient light sensor with I2C digital interface and programmable-event interrupt output. This device offers excellent performance under a wide dynamic range and a variety of light sources including direct sunlight.
Grove - Sunlight Sensor include an on-bard Grove connector, which help you to connect it your Arduino easily. You can use this device for making some project which need to detect the light, such as a simple UV detector.
- Digital light sensor
- Wide spectrum detection range
- Programmable configuration
- 3.3/5V Supply
- Detect sunlight directly
- Grove compatible
- I2C Interface(7-bit)
- Operating Voltage: 3.0-5.5V
- Working current: 3.5mA
- Wave length: 280-950nm
- Operating Temperature: -45-85oC
Dimensions 140mm x 85mm x 11mm
Weight G.W 6g
Schematic in PDF
Schematic in Eagle File
Github Repositoriy for Grove - Sunlight Sensor