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AS7262 6-channel Spectral Sensor (Spectrometer) Breakout

von Pimoroni
SKU 3232

Detect six distinct channels of visible light with this fancy-pants spectral sensor! Unlike normal RGB colour sensors, with the AS7262 you'll get six bands of colour readings that roughly translate to red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Rainbow-y!

The two onboard white LEDs mean that you can illuminate materials to give more accurate spectral readings and also measure the reflectivity of surfaces. The LEDs we've used are really high-quality ones with a CRI of >=90 and a colour temperature of 4,000K for consistent and accurate colour rendering.

You can do all sorts of cool things with this sensor, like analysing different light sources, measuring the transmission of light through materials or solutions (with an additional light source), and more.

The AS7262 6-Channel Spectral Sensor Breakout has an I2C interface and is 3.3V or 5V compatible. You can solder a piece of right-angle header onto it and then pop it straight onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 6, 9).

  • AMS AS7262 6-channel spectral (visible) sensor
  • I2C interface (address: 0x49)
  • 6 spectral channels (450, 500, 550, 570, 600, 650nm)
  • 2 onboard illumination LEDs
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Raspberry Pi-compatible pinout (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library available

Kit includes

  • AS7262 6-Channel Spectral Sensor Breakout
  • 1x5 male header
  • 1x5 female right angle header

They've put together a Python library that you can use to read data from your AS7262 6-Channel Spectral Sensor Breakout, an easy one-line installer to install everything and a couple of examples of reading data from it.

Please Note: The software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.