This sensor is a breakout board for ST's VL6180X proximity and ambient light sensor, which measures the range to a target object up to 20 cm away (or 60 cm with reduced resolution). The VL6180X uses time-of-flight measurements of infrared pulses for ranging, allowing it to give accurate results independent of the target's color and surface. Since it uses a very narrow light source, it is good for determining distance of only the surface directly in front of it.
The VL6180X is much more precise as compare to sonar sensors and IR distance sensors and doesn't have linearity problems or 'double imaging' where you can't tell if an object is very far or very close.
Distance and ambient light level measurements can be read through a digital I²C interface. The board has a 2.8 V linear regulator and integrated level-shifters.that allow it to work over an input voltage range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V, and the 0.1″ pin spacing makes it easy to use with standard solderless breadboards and 0.1″ perfboards.
- Resolution: 1 mm
- Maximum range: 60 cm
- Interface: I²C
- Minimum operating voltage: 2.7 V
- Maximum operating voltage: 5.5 V
Dimensions: 21.0(L) x 18.0(W) x 2.8(H)mm