Arduino library to support the X-NUCLEO-53L0A1 based on VL53L0X Time-of-Flight and gesture-detection sensor This sensor uses I2C to communicate. An I2C instance is required to access to the sensor. The APIs provide simple distance measure, single swipe gesture detection, directional (left/right) swipe gesture detection and single tap gesture detection.
There are 4 examples with the X-NUCLEO-53L0A1 library.
X_NUCLEO_53L0A1_HelloWorld: This example code is to show how to get proximity values of the onboard VL53L0X sensor and eventually of the two satellites
X_NUCLEO_53L0A1_Gesture_DirSwipe: This example code is to show how to combine the proximity values of the two VL53L0X sensor satellites together with the gesture library in order to detect a directional swipe gesture.
X_NUCLEO_53L0A1_Gesture_Swipe1: This example code is to show how to combine the proximity value of the onboard VL53L0X sensor together with the gesture library in order to detect a simple swipe gesture without considering the direction.
X_NUCLEO_53L0A1_Gesture_Tap1: This example code is to show how to combine the proximity value of the onboard VL53L0X sensor together with the gesture library in order to detect a simple tap gesture.
This package requires the following Arduino libraries:
- STM32duino VL53L0X: https://github.com/stm32duino/VL53L0X
- STM32duino Proximity Gesture: https://github.com/stm32duino/Proximity_Gesture
The maximum detection distance is influenced by the color of the target and the indoor or outdoor situation due to absence or presence of external infrared. The detection range can be comprise between ~40cm and ~120cm. (see chapter 5 of the VL53L0X datasheet). If you need an higher accuracy (up to +200cm), you should implement your own function.
You can find the source files at
The VL53L0X datasheet is available at