Arduino COLOR Sensor / Color Recognition Sensor TCS230

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Hello world! Today i made a color Recognizer with arduino and the TCS2300 /TCS230 color sensor. It simply reads the values of the Sensor and prints it to the serial monitor, this sensor can be used for a Color sorting machine for example. The code is very small. We are using a library which makes the values pretty accurate. Follow the next link for the Schematic code and parts list.

NOTE: It also detects other colors then RGB. Only i seen yellow is not very accurate.

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Step 1: Schematic, Code & Parts List.

Just wire it up like the schematic, See below how to wire it up if you cannot read the schematic.

The text on the schematic is a bit unreadable for some i can imagine.

  • vcc > 5v
  • GND > GND
  • SO > D3
  • S1 > D4
  • S2 > D5
  • S3 > D6
  • OUT > D2

Parts list.

  • Arduino uno.
  • Color sensor TCS2300 / TCS230 (soon for sale on my site)
  • Jumper wire set.

Good luck! The zip fileTCS3200.zip contains the Library and example codes.

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SewminaD1

Question 1 year ago

Are any delays in this lib?

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عبدز

1 year ago

Hello how can this sensor work in protus how can this library work in protus

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kg12345

2 years ago

Can you please make the entire code onto one document so that I may copy and paste it into my own Arduino file? I am having difficulties downloading. Thanks

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vandenbrandethoi guruaribam

Reply 3 years ago

Yes most are pretty cheap, you can also buy them on my website arduinosensors.nl, this sensor is not for sale yet i need to order more. But soon i sell these sensors to.