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By mutiany

I got this error message after connecting the Lilypad Arduino 328 Main Board with the RGB and Gesture Sensor APDS-9960 following the hookup guide from SparkFun and running the example code Gesture Test.

"Something went wrong during APDS-9960 init!
Something went wrong during gesture sensor init"

Could you please provide any hint on how to solve this? Thanks.
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By mutiany
I noticed that the 328 main board does not have Voltage Regulation. And gesture sensor restrictedly works with 3.3v. Any suggestions on how to solve this?
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By TS-Mark
Hi mutiany,

I would recommend that you power the LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board with 3.3V since it can work between 2 and 5V. The easiest way to do that would be to power the board directly through the serial header with something like the SparkFun FTDI Basic - 3.3V or the SparkFun Serial Basic Breakout.

If you already have a 5V FTDI from SparkFun, you can adjust the operating voltage of the board to 3.3V by switching the jumper on the back of the board. This tutorial goes over how to modify solder jumpers and other helpful rework tips.