Connect the LEGO® Powered Up 88007 Color & Distance Sensor to the 88006 Move Hub or 88009 Hub. This LEGO sensor can detect colors and motion to make your LEGO builds and robot toys interactive.
- Features a sensor, connecting wire and a connection point for LEGO® Powered Up components.
- Detect 6 colors and objects within 5 to 10 cm range with this robot toy accessory for kids.
- September 18th, 2020Average rating3out of 5 stars3.0Reset button?I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfI bought this sensor to go with my LEGO Powered Up vending machine. It worked excellently, but my machine can feature more than just one gumball! A reset block on the app(if there is, ignore this review) is not featured, so even if I trigger the distance sensor again, it will not function. I have to reset my iPad again manually, which is slightly annoying. The sensor also sometimes triggers when the coin has not passed through the machine, it just doesn’t sense the coin. Please add a reset block on the Powered Up app if there isn’t already, and please steady the sensor detection!Play ExperienceAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Build Time: 1 hrsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?35Color & Distance Sensor
- June 28th, 2019Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Works 100% with the right coloursI would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfNote : Powered Up app needed to use. I have purchased 2 of these from Lego.com and I have fitted one of them to my passenger train 60197, it's in the middle of the loco pointing down at the track, set roughly 5-10mm from the track sleepers. I had to experiment with different colours, red and white were good but yellow was also detected when track went over my laminate flooring. > I use red 4x2 plates on my track in stations stop the train e.g. to load/unload passengers. > I use white 4x2 plates on my track to call sounds and change speed, e.g. horn at tunnel entrance or slow down for a curve With my room/flooring/lighting, all plates are recognised 100% of the time, at hi and low speed, when using red and white plates. I use studded plates as i think the smooth ones are too reflective/shiny. Andy.Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Build Time: 5 minsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Color & Distance Sensor
- April 29th, 2020Average rating3out of 5 stars3.0Useful for basic automation of trains, only basicReynard |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfI played around with this sensor to automate my Lego Trains. It was pretty cool but the system has options (through the Powered Up App) to sense 9 colors (black, blue, green, yellow, red, white, purple, teal, and orange) as well no color. It really only senses 5 of these from what I can tell, none/black, green, yellow, red, and blue. The sensor has a light which is great 'cause if you put it under the trains (I put it in the new version of the cargo train by shifting backward the battery box) it won't have much light. It's really cool 'cause I can automate a lot of stuff with, but since it doesn't really sense the rest of the colors (even when changing the color of the sensor's light) it can't be used as precisely as I'd like. Still, it's not very expensive and the basic hub comes with enough ports for a train motor and a sensor so you don't need more equipment than the sensor to upgrade your setup.8 May 2020Emily, Customer ServiceWe're sorry you had some trouble getting your sensor to work with some colors. We'd be happy to help with some troubleshooting. Get in touch at LEGO.build/Service-BV.Play ExperienceAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Build Time: 5 minsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?35Color & Distance Sensor
- May 10th, 2019Average rating3out of 5 stars3.0Distance sensor works great, color sensor iffyI would recommend this to a friend!I'm using this with the Powered Up hub (88009) to control forward and backward movement of my trains and so far it has been buggy, a combination of both software and hardware issues. The distance sensor function works very well, and you can control the distance of the sensor from an approaching object to kick off a trigger. However, the color sensor has sensitivity issues and is a hit-and-miss (i would say 75% hit 25% miss). It also suffers from sensing a color that is not there. I placed it to read color tiles on a train track and it registers a trigger even if there is no color there. And in order to read a color, the sensor has to be within millimeters of the colored object. Also, not sure if it is with the Powered Up software, but after a few passes of the sensor with colors, it will ignore subsequent color reads and will stop working. I would recommend this for distance sensor control but it needs major improvement with the range and sensitivity of the color sensor. Eventually I would like to make this work on a linear train track on my holiday village to make the train move back and forth controlled by colored tiles.
Response from LEGO SHOP15 May 2019Callie, Customer ServiceThank you so much for your review! I'm sorry to hear you're having some issues with the Color Sensor. For tip top performance, make sure the sensor is tested in an area with bright and steady lighting while using bricks with varied color values. Black, Brown, Red, Blue and Yellow work the best! Still having trouble tracking the colors? Get in touch with our friendly giving us a shout at LEGO.com/service for some support for your sensor.Play ExperienceAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Value for MoneyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Building Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?35Color & Distance Sensor