Available sensors and outputs in the kits

Sensors and outputs come with "header pins" which are directly connected to the FunKey Super board with the supplied header cable connector "female/female" wires.  Each sensor or output device has a slightly different arrangement of these three connections, but they are simply marked and easy to connect.  Positive is marked either VCC or +.  Negative is marked either GND or -.  The signal connector is marked either S, or OUT.  Use the cables to connect these pins to the pins on the FunKey Super board, making sure to attach S to S, + to + and - to -.  Some sensors have two choices for signal, which may be marked A0 and D0.  You can use either one, depending on your goal.  The A0 gives continuous analog value, while the D0 gives an on/off value depending on whether the sensor value has crossed a threshold, and this threshold can be adjusted by turning the trim pot with a small screwdriver.   Some sensors and some outputs have only two connections.  For switchlike sensors such as the tilt sensor, connect either wire to the S connection on any port of the FunKey Super and connect the other wire to either the + or -.  Hover over any picture for a description, and click any picture for an enlarged view.  For the LEDs, connect the long lead (+) to the S, and the short lead (-) to the -.

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Light Sensor

The light sensor measures the amount of light that falls on it. It has an analog output as well as a digital output and the trim pot can be used to set the trigger threshold. It can be used as an interactive control or as a proximity or "line following" detector. Its response can be "focused" by placing a black tube, straw or tape as a "blinder" on the photocell so it can only see "forward" and does not detect light coming in from the side.