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TAOS TCS230 RGB color sensor


#1

Is there anyway to make this work with a Domino or Panda?
http://www.w-r-e.de/robotik/data/opt/tcs230.pdf

I need to read a frequency from an IO pin but I can’t see how to do this. This is from the datasheet:

[quote]The output is a square wave
(50% duty cycle) with frequency directly proportional to light intensity (irradiance).[/quote]

There is this thread http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/10/1458/#/2/ is this applicable to Domino/Panda as well?


#2

You can use that code on any fez but you may need to modify it


#3

Thank you for your reply Gus. I’ll have a look at it, but it’s probably way to complicated for me.


#4

You can take a look at how it is implemented for arduino and port the code for NETMF. Don’t forget to share :smiley:

Here is the arduino driver:

http://arms22.blog91.fc2.com/blog-entry-215.html

Cheers,
V


#5

I know how to make it work on a PICAXE and wanted to port it to FEZ.
This project is on hold for the moment but I might just end up using a PICAXE interface to the color sensor.


#6

Just curious. What project are you planning to use this sensor?


#7

I think someone’s been watching Radio Shack’s website here in the US. :wink:

Regular price on these chips was about $8, if any can be found in stores (no luck in any of my local stores), they’re $2

It’s interesting - just about any cool sensors I’ve had any interest in, seem to have at least a rudimentary driver for Arduino, PIC or .NETMF. It’s all so freakin’ … erm … you get it.


#8

@ Architect
I was thinking of reviving this project http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18124 as I have some small solenoids that might help me with the ‘beads stream’, and thought that I might go for a FEZ approach this time. But i’ll probably stick with PICAXE for this.


#9

This is cool! My kids love to make stuff with these beads. Sometimes I help to sort out certain color and it does take time ;D.