Set Accelerometer Range

Set up the part of the micro:bit that measures acceleration (how much the microbit is speeding up or slowing down), in case you need to measure high or low acceleration.



  • range means the biggest number of gravities of acceleration you will be measuring (either 1g, 2g, 4g, or 8g). Any bigger numbers will be ignored by your micro:bit, both when you are picking a number of gravities, and when you are measuring acceleration.


This program sets the highest acceleration that your micro:bit will measure is 4G. Then it shows acceleration from side to side until you stop the program.

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This program does not work in the simulator, only in a micro:bit.

See Also

compass heading, light level