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Octopus light sensor


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Octopus Electronic Bricks! You can use them build electronics projects just as easy as piling bricks! By using Octopus electronic bricks, you may connect Arduino or compatible boards easily with various digital, analog and I2C/Uart interfaces. These breadboard-less firm connections includes an extensive collection of modules like potentiometers, sensors, relays, servos, and even buttons.  Just plug and play!

Octopus Light Sensor Brick can read the light value of the current environment.


The 3-pins port is easy to plug and play.

It will work on the 3V provided by a micro:bit.


SKU:   EF04092

Power Input:    3V-5.5V

Connector Type:    Analog

Pins Definition:    1-Signal 2-VCC 3-GND

Response:    Quick response with high sensitivity

Circuit:   Simple

Stability:   Stable and durable

Outlook and Dimensions

Quick  Start:

Materials used and connection diagram

Connect to the P1 port as the picture shows.

Using  sensor:bit as an example:

Add Package

Click "Advanced"in the choice of the MakeCode to find more choices.

Click "Extensions", search "iot"in the dialog box and then download it.

Program as the picture shows

The soil moisture is showing on the micro:bit circularly.




The light value is showing on the micro:bit.

Collections: ElecFreaks

Type: Octopus Electric Bricks