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Sensors - Thanks! But a problem question with magnetic field sensor...
inHishand last edited by
Thanks for adding functions to access the other sensors on the iPad, but I am having trouble getting data from the mag field sensor. Is some kind of calibration required? (I have the same result on both an iPad 2 and 4, both of which work with compass apps.)
import motion motion.start_updates() g= motion.get_gravity() mag=motion.get_magnetic_field() acc=motion.get_user_acceleration() att=motion.get_attitude() motion.stop_updates() print g print mag print acc print att
(0.10736322402954102, -0.17101316154003143, -0.9794016480445862) (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, -1) (-0.0050377873703837395, -0.00197572517208755, 0.01570233143866062) (0.10918527841567993, 0.17185789346694946, 0.004843760747462511)
omz last edited by
Thanks, this seems like a bug, I'll look into it.
henryiii last edited by
I noticed that with an iPhone 5s, too.
Vaughanje last edited by
Just chiming in that I've seen the same thing on my iPhone 5s and iPad Air.
alport last edited by
I have been waiting some time for a 'python' implementation to implement a routine that would access the vector value of the magnetic field on iOS devices - as opposed to just a compass heading.
Joy to see that Pythonista offers it - but tears that it returns zero!!!
Any chance of your looking at it soon?
I confirm that motion.get_magneticfield() returns 0.0 on both iPad Air and iPhone 5.