Introduction: Wiring the Ml8511 Ultra Violet Light Sensor on Microcontroller

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This is the ML8511 Ultra Violate Light Sensor, which is suitable for acquiring UV intensity indoor or outdoor. The ML8511 equipped with internal amplifier which converts photo-current to voltage depending on UV intensity, and offers you an easy interface to external circuits.

Applications Smart Phone, Watch, Weather Station, Navigation, Gaming, UV Radiation-Quantity Monitoring, Skin Care, Aging, Sterilization and Washing. The ML8511 detects 280~390nm light most effectively and categorized as part of the UVB Burning Rays Spectrum and UVA Tanning Rays Spectrum.

Step 1: Features

Photodiode sensitive to UVA and UVBEmbedded Operational AmplifierAnalog Voltage OutputLow Supply Current (300uA typ.) and low standby current (0.1uA typ.)Small and thin surface mount package (4.0mm x 3.5mm x 0.73mm)

Step 2: Required Components

Arduino Microcontrollers, Teensy (Teensyduino Integrated), ESP8266 (ESP8266 Arduino IDE Integrated), DigiSpark, STM32, AVRML8511 Breakout Board / ML8511 SMP Chip (See the Schematics Diagram & Refer to ML511 Datasheet)Jumper Wire / DuPont WireSolder-less BreadboardLCD Display (Optional)

Step 3: Wiring Diagram / Source Code & Code Libraries

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Source code and wiring guide can be found below.

Download ML8511 Datasheet | PDF


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