BH1749: Ambient Light Sensor IC
This sample application sets up the BH1749 color sensor to provide 8-bit measurement data every time a set threshold value (>50) is reached for the RED color channel. It also shows how to enable interrupt every time data is ready, instead of threshold trigging.
The sample supports the following nRF9160-based device:
This project outputs sensor data to the console. It requires a BH1749 sensor. It should work with any platform featuring a I2C peripheral interface. It does not work on QEMU. The example below uses the Thingy:91.
This sample can be found under
samples/sensor/bh1749 in the nRF Connect SDK folder structure.
To build the sample with Visual Studio Code, follow the steps listed on the How to build an application page in the nRF Connect for VS Code extension documentation. See Building and programming an application for other building and programming scenarios and Testing and debugging an application for general information about testing and debugging in the nRF Connect SDK.
The following output is displayed in the terminal:
J-Link RTT Viewer
device is 0x20022384, name is BH1749
BH1749 RED: 387
BH1749 GREEN: 753
BH1749 BLUE: 397
BH1749 IR: 81
(continues when trigger level reached)