2020-06-27 (Sa) InCompass

I changed the calibration function so it wouldn't use lists anymore. I came up with a more straightforward solution to add ten consecutive readings and divide the result by ten. I was doing this before, but I lost the ability to recall every point. The new calculation didn't help the results.

 Next, I looked closely at the formula, and I noticed that I couldn't be sure everything was happening in the correct order. To ensure the calculation executed the way I wanted, I broke it up into steps and displayed the working values each time I created a new action. One time, I found that I was dividing a small number by a large number, but I didn't want a tiny fraction, so I got rid of the big divisor, which would have wrecked things when I converted to whole numbers.

My problems largely stemmed from the equation executing out of order because I finally got some consistent output. I displayed the rotation angle on the screen, twisted and turned, and the numbers tracked. When I turned to my left, the result showed "90." I hope this means that I am doing things right because it would be an awfully big coincidence that turning ninety-degrees resulted in a "90." The display is also divided by 1000, so the gyroscope can measure 1/1000th of a degree. Fractional numbers are still wild, so I have not been displaying them.

I changed the display to capitalize on the clean results, and now the text rotates when the device spins, so the label appears stationary on the moving screen. There is a short video demonstration.
Rotating text angle

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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