SparkFun gator:UV - micro:bit Accessory Board


Read Ultraviolet Light

The SparkFun gator:UV micro:bit Accessory Board is an ultraviolet sensing solution that provides a great solution for monitoring UV light exposure in expereiments. The gator:UV is designed around the VEML6070, an advanced UV light sensor that communicates over an I2C bus, incorporating a photodiode, amplifiers, and analog/digital circuits all into a single chip. As part of SparkFun's gator:bit series of alligator-clippable accessories, it can be easily interfaced with the micro:bit or other microcontrollers via the SparkFun gator:bit.

  • Two spectrum ranges of measurement, UVA (365 ±10nm), and UVB (330 ±10nm)
  • Capable of converting ultraviolet light intensity to digital data for readabilty
Requires SparkFun gator:bit for easy use with micro:bit
  • gator:bit Compatible
  • Operating Voltage: 1.7V-3.6V
  • Supply Current: 480 µA
  • UVA Resolution: 0.93 counts/µW/cm2
  • UVA Resolution: 2.1 counts/µW/cm2