# Compass

Welcome! This guided tutorial will show you how to program a script that displays which direction the micro:bit is pointing. Let’s get started!

Display the direction that the micro:bit is facing using the compass.

## Step 1

Create a loop that will continuously update the reading of the compass.

``````basic.forever(() => {

})``````

## Step 2

Store the reading of the micro:bit in a variable called `degrees`.

``````basic.forever(() => {
})``````

## Step 3

If `degrees` is less than `45` or greater than `315`, then the compass heading is mostly pointing toward North. Display `N` on the micro:bit.

``````basic.forever(() => {
if (degrees < 45 || degrees > 315) {
basic.showString("N");
}
});``````

## Step 4

If `degrees` is less than `135`, the micro:bit is mostly pointing East. Display `E` on the micro:bit.

``````basic.forever(() => {
if (degrees < 45 || degrees > 315) {
basic.showString("N");
}
else if (degrees < 135) {
basic.showString("E");
}
});``````

## Step 5

If `degrees` is less than `225`, the micro:bit is mostly pointing South. Display `S` on the micro:bit.

``````basic.forever(() => {
if (degrees < 45 || degrees > 315) {
basic.showString("N");
}
else if (degrees < 135) {
basic.showString("E");
}
else if (degrees < 225) {
basic.showString("S");
}
});``````

## Step 6

If none of these conditions returned true, then the micro:bit must be pointing West. Display `W` on the micro:bit.

``````basic.forever(() => {