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VL6180 - distance and light sensor with gesture recognition - I2C - SparkFun SEN-12784

Index: SPF-03319 EAN: 5904422308551

Digital rangefinder VL6180 operating in the range of up to 10 cm. It communicates via the I2C bus, it operates with a voltage of 2.8 V. In this sensor, the distance is defined basing on the measuring the time of the beam of light, which gives greater accuracy and resistance to interference.

VL6180 - distance and light sensor with gesture recognition - I2C - SparkFun SEN-12784
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Manufacturer: SparkFun
Compatibility: Arduino


  • Supply voltage: 2.8 V
  • Working voltage of pins: 2.8 V
  • Measuring range: 10 cm
  • Communication: I2C
  • The possibilities of:
    • distance measurement in the range of up to 10 cm
    • light intensity of the surroundings
    • the gesture recognition
  • Two programmable GPIO: IO0 and IO1
  • Two mounting holes with the diameter of 3 mm
  • Dimensions: 18 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 1.7 g



Digital rangefinder based on used in mobile phones, the VL6180 sensor. The device works at a distance of up to 10 cm, it communicates through I2C bus. The work voltage is 2.8 V, so to connect with chips of 5 V and 3.3 V, required is a voltage converter.

High precision

In contrast to traditional rangefinders, here, the distance is determined basing on the measurement of return time of the reflected from the surface, light beam, what gives you a very good precision and high noise immunity.


The product is compatible with Arduino

The manufacturer provides auser manualandlibrary for Arduino.



 Cyfrowy czujnik odległości VL6180


Pin Description
GND The ground of the system.
2.8 V The supply voltage is 2.8 V.
SCL The clock line of I2C bus - it works with a voltage of 2.8 V.
SDA The data line of the I2C bus - it works with a voltage of 2.8 V.
IO0 Programmable GPIO pin
IO1 Programmable GPIO pin



Voltage to 0.5 V
Voltage from 2.8 V
Interface I2C
Sensor - distance to 10 cm
Sensor - distance from 0 cm
Package width 7.7 cm
Package height 13 cm
Package depth 0.2 cm
Package weight 0.001 kg

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