Gyroscope

Last updated 26 days ago

The Gyroscope sensor on a phone has become a central component in virtual and augmented reality apps because of its ability to detect how much the phone is being tilted

The Gyroscope is a sensor that utilizes the gravity of the earth to indicate its orientation. It consists of a freely-rotating disk mounted onto the center of larger wheels.

The sample app Thunkable Cardboard VR uses a Gyroscope to create a virtual reality drawing app for Google Cardboard

Detect Phone's Angular Velocity

Event / Property

Description

Available

Indicates whether the gyroscope is present on the device

Gyroscope Changed (xAngularVelocity, yAngularVelocity, zAngularVelocity, timestamp (nanoseconds))

Indicates that the gyroscope sensor data has changed. The timestamp parameter is the time in nanoseconds at which the event occurred

X Angular Velocity

The angular velocity around the X axis, in degrees per second

Y Angular Velocity

The angular velocity around the Y axis, in degrees per second

Z Angular Velocity

The angular velocity around the Z axis, in degrees per second

Enabled

If 'true', the gyroscope sensor is enabled