Fingerprint Scanner GT-511C5 for Arduino

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This fingerprint module communicates over TTL Serial so you can easily embed it into your next project. This fingerprint scanner operates as 3.3v TTL, you’ll need a logic level converter, or resistor divider circuit to connect it to a 5v device such as the Arduino Uno.

The module itself does all of the heavy lifting behind reading and identifying the fingerprints with an onboard optical sensor and 32-bit CPU. All you need to do is send it simple commands. To get started, just register each fingerprint that you want to store by sending the corresponding command and pressing your finger against the reader three times. The fingerprint scanner can store different fingerprints and the database of prints can even be downloaded from the unit and distributed to other modules. As well as the fingerprint “template,” the analyzed version of the print, you can also retrieve the image of a fingerprint and even pull raw images from the optical sensor!

The module can store up to 2000 different fingerprints and is capable of 360° recognition. If your’e on a tighter budget we got the GT511C1R.

The module is small and easy to mount, using two mounting tabs on the side of the sensor. The onboard JST-SH connector has four signals: Tx, Rx Vcc, GND. Demo software for PC is available in the documents below, simply connect the module to your computer using an FTDI Breakout and start the software to read fingerprints!



  • High-Speed, High-Accuracy Fingerprint Identification using the SmackFinger 3.0 Algorithm
  • Download Fingerprint Images from the Device
  • Read and Write Fingerprint Templates and Databases
  • Simple UART protocol (Default 9600 baud)
  • Capable of 1:1 Verification and 1:N Identification
  • Dimensions: 37 x 17 x 9.5 mm

Package Includes:
1 x  fingerprint module