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jeeNode Zero VEML9040

Added by Remcokortekaas 4 months ago

Hi!

Can you elaborate on the nature of the VEML9040 sensor in the schematics of the JNZ? I can not find any reference on the net other then the Vishay range of optical sensors but they currently do not have a 9040 type in their catalog. So now I'm very curious ;-)

Grtz, Remco


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RE: jeeNode Zero VEML9040 - Added by jcw 4 months ago

Whoops - must be a typo (where did you see this mentioned?) - I meant the VEML6040 (PDF).

RE: jeeNode Zero VEML9040 - Added by jcw 4 months ago

Aha, silly me - it was a bad component in the EAGLE library I created.
I've added a note to the PDF (don't want to fix the library at this point in time).

Note that sensor footprints are going to be dropped from the next JeeNode Zero revision.
It may be possible to solve this is an more flexible way, I'm still exploring some ideas...

Thanks for pointing this out.

RE: jeeNode Zero VEML9040 - Added by Remcokortekaas 4 months ago

No thanks needed. Already suspected the typo away from the RGB 6040 sensor. What arguments are there for the 6040 against the MAX44009 which is a really very low-current ambient light sensor (.65uA if I recall correctly)? Both are really hard to hand-solder anyhow ;-)

Looking forward to more explorations!

Grtz.

RE: jeeNode Zero VEML9040 - Added by jcw 4 months ago

Ah, that's an interesting sensor! - I'll take a closer look, might be a great option for light sensing w/ a JNZ.

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