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Arduino code and Video For APDS9960 Gesture, RGB, Proximity sensor module (6 pin)

This is code for APDS9960 Gesture, RGB, Proximity sensor module (6 pin)

In this video you will lean how to solder and prepare the module, how to get library and then code is explained and demo of all features of APDS9960 is shown. http://robojax.com/learn/arduino/
  1. APDS960 Library (from Robojax.com)
  2. Adafruit APDS9960 Library (from GetHub)
  3. Avago APDS9960 Data sheet

This is code for APDS9960 Gesture, RGB, Proximity sensor module (6 pin)
 * watch the video on how to use APDS9960  https://youtu.be/jjXx0V13rNs
 *  This code has been modified from the Arduino library
 *  Explained by Ahmad S. on Mar 25, 2018 at 21:19
 *  at Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 *  for Robojax.com

APDS-9960 RGB and Gesture Sensor
Shawn Hymel @ SparkFun Electronics
May 30, 2014

Tests the gesture sensing abilities of the APDS-9960. Configures
APDS-9960 over I2C and waits for gesture events. Calculates the
direction of the swipe (up, down, left, right) and displays it
on a serial console. 

To perform a NEAR gesture, hold your hand
far above the sensor and move it close to the sensor (within 2
inches). Hold your hand there for at least 1 second and move it

To perform a FAR gesture, hold your hand within 2 inches of the
sensor for at least 1 second and then move it above (out of
range) of the sensor.

Hardware Connections:

IMPORTANT: The APDS-9960 can only accept 3.3V!
 Arduino Pin  APDS-9960 Board  Function
 3.3V         VCC              Power
 GND          GND              Ground
 A4           SDA              I2C Data
 A5           SCL              I2C Clock
 2            INT              Interrupt

Include Wire.h and SparkFun_APDS-9960.h

Development environment specifics:
Written in Arduino 1.0.5
Tested with SparkFun Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V

This code is beerware; if you see me (or any other SparkFun 
employee) at the local, and you've found our code helpful, please
buy us a round!

Distributed as-is; no warranty is given.

#include <Wire.h>
#include <SparkFun_APDS9960.h>

// Pins
#define APDS9960_INT    2 // Needs to be an interrupt pin

// Constants

// Global Variables
SparkFun_APDS9960 apds = SparkFun_APDS9960();
int isr_flag = 0;

void setup() {

  // Set interrupt pin as input
  // Robojax Video Tutorial
  pinMode(APDS9960_INT, INPUT);

  // Initialize Serial port
  Serial.println(F("SparkFun APDS-9960 - GestureTest"));
  // Initialize interrupt service routine
  attachInterrupt(0, interruptRoutine, FALLING);

  // Initialize APDS-9960 (configure I2C and initial values)
  if ( apds.init() ) {
    Serial.println(F("APDS-9960 initialization complete"));
  } else {
    Serial.println(F("Something went wrong during APDS-9960 init!"));

  // Robojax Video Tutorial
  // Start running the APDS-9960 gesture sensor engine
  if ( apds.enableGestureSensor(true) ) {
    Serial.println(F("Gesture sensor is now running"));
  } else {
    Serial.println(F("Something went wrong during gesture sensor init!"));

void loop() {
  if( isr_flag == 1 ) {
    isr_flag = 0;
    attachInterrupt(0, interruptRoutine, FALLING);
    // Robojax Video Tutorial

void interruptRoutine() {
  isr_flag = 1;

void handleGesture() {
    if ( apds.isGestureAvailable() ) {
      // Robojax Video Tutorial
    switch ( apds.readGesture() ) {
      case DIR_UP:
      case DIR_DOWN:
      case DIR_LEFT:
        // Robojax Video Tutorial
      case DIR_RIGHT:
      case DIR_NEAR:
      case DIR_FAR:
        // Robojax Video Tutorial


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