Orientation Shield acts as Arduino Shield via 1Sheeld

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Arduino orientation sensor shield via smartphone

Use the orientation of your smartphone to trigger hardware action or control motors. Learn more from the examples page.

This shield is one of the sensor shields. Sensor shields allows you to tap into your smartphone’s sensors and use in prototyping with Arduino, you can get information from the surrounding environment and use it to trigger a certain action. Learn more from the sensor shields tutorial.

Orientation sensors measures degrees of rotation that the device make around for all  3 Axis(x,y & z). Orientation sensor Library allows arduino to get measured orientaion degrees from the smartphone.

Adding #define CUSTOM_SETTINGS along with #define INCLUDE_ORIENTATION_SENSOR_SHIELD is a key that will let you unlock the Orientation shield only amongst all shields and prevent 1Sheeld library from eating your memory specially for UNO board.

Note: Orientation vectors differs from device to device so please check them before writing your code.

Gets orientation degree on the X-axis of your smartphone.

Note: every smartphone has it’s own directed axis so don’t count them on the examples.

SYNTAX

OrientationSensors .getX( );

RETURNS

float orientation value on the X-axis.

PARAMETERS

None.

USAGE

float xValue = OrientationSensor.getX();

Gets orientation degree on the Y-axis of your smartphone.

Note: every smartphone has it’s own directed axis so don’t count them on the examples.

SYNTAX

OrientationSensors .getY( );

RETURNS

float orientation value on the Y-axis.

PARAMETERS

None.

USAGE

float yValue = OrientationSensor.getY();

Gets orientation degree on the Z-axis of your smartphone.

Note: every smartphone has it’s own directed axis so don’t count them on the examples.

SYNTAX

OrientationSensors .getZ( );

RETURNS

float magnetic value on the Z-axis.

PARAMETERS

None.

USAGE

float zValue = OrientationSensor.getZ();

Sets a certain individual function written by the user in the sketch to be called and runs its functionality once a new value is sensed and sent by the application to the Arduino.

SYNTAX

OrientationSensors .setOnValueChange(&userFunctionName);

RETURNS

None.

PARAMETERS

&userFunctionName: takes the physical address of the userFunction in the memory and jump to it once called to execute it’s functionality.

USAGE

OrientationSensor.setOnValueChange(&myFunction);
/* myFunction exists under the loop function. */
/* This function will be invoked each time a new value comes to arduino from the  
   smartphones orientation sensor. */
void myFunction (float xAxisValue, float yAxisValue, float zAxisValue)
{
    /* Print x-y-z axis values on the Terminal Shield. */
    Terminal.println(xAxisValue);
    Terminal.println(yAxisValue);
    Terminal.println(zAxisValue);
}