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Capture Gestures (micro:bit MicroPython)

This time we'll capture movement gestures, as recognised by the micro:bit's built-in accelerometer sensor.

from microbit import *

while True:
   # obtain the current gesture
   g = accelerometer.current_gesture()

   # is the micro:bit face up or face down?
   if g == 'face up':

Once again we indent the main code inside a While True: endless loop so the program can continuously test for gesture changes.

After you've downloaded and run this program on the micro:bit modify the code to discover other recognised gestures, such as: 'up', 'down', 'left', 'right', 'freefall' and 'shake'.

Return to the BBC micro:bit MicroPython Coding Tutorials page.

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