by J&J Studios

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The datum-Light sensor combines the same SAMD21G18 microcontroller used on the Arduino Zero with the APDS-9960 light sensor from Broadcom to create the simplest, easiest to use light sensor for your application.

The datum-Light sensor emulates a serial port over a USB connection, presents the information and data stored on it in a JSON formatted packet, and processes URI style commands to change and retrieve its settings. The datum-Light sensor fills the gap between a LEGO® Mindstorms® sensor and a breakout board.

The datum-Light sensor can do much more than just collect the data. The measurement units can be customized to suit your application. light data can be returned in mm, cm, inches, or feet. The datum-Light sensor does all the calculations for you.

It can also apply filters such as min, mix, mean, and RMS to the data stream. This truly makes the datum-Light sensor a smart sensor that goes far beyond what a breakout board can do.

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CircuitPython 4.1.0

This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the datum-Light.

Start here if you are new to CircuitPython.

Release Notes for 4.1.0

CircuitPython 5.0.0-alpha.4

This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the datum-Light.

Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.

Release Notes for 5.0.0-alpha.4

Absolute Newest

Every time we commit new code to CircuitPython we automatically build binaries for it. They are stored on Amazon S3 by language (some which may be unreleased.) Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling risky.

Past Releases

All previous releases are available on GitHub. They are handy for testing but we recommend the latest stable otherwise.