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Rotating Video Demo

Rotation Sensing Content Demo

This package shows how the BNO055 sensor from Adafruit can be used to build content that reacts to rotation changes. Right now it's a simple video player that endlessly plays a single video and overlays a scaling Hello World text. Of course more complicated integrations could be done. It's really only limited by your imagination. Here's a small demo:

Hardware setup

You can see the required wiring in the following picture:


If you don't have a breadboard you can also connect the PS1 input to the other 3.3V output pin on the Pi.

The package service uses the module. A minor modification has been made so it works with the info-beamer GPIO code in

info-beamer setup

You'll need info-beamer OS version 10 running on your device. Right now that's only available in the testing channel. You can easily upgrade your device on the device page (Manage > Activate testing channel).

In addition you'll need to enable UART. For that create the file config/userconfig.txt on the SD card of your info-beamer device and add the following content:


Once all that's done, you're ready to run this package: Import it (just click the import link above) and create a setup. Set a video and then assign the setup to your device. After a few seconds the background service should start running and keep the current rotation updated.

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Source code for this package

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