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Here's a quick and simple C program that reads a packet from the accelerometer once per second, and rotates the screen to a new orientation if the orientation has changed.

I don't mean this to conflict with Paul's excellent work on Gestures; my reason for writing it is so that it can be used as an always-on daemon in the OM distributions. (Full gesture interpretation is more CPU heavy and requires reading data more often than once per second, so perhaps that will be done on-demand instead of always-on.)

The code is: http://github.com/cjb/freerunner-rotate/tree/master/rotate.c?raw=true

There's an ARM binary here (chmod a+x rotate && ./rotate): http://dev.laptop.org/~cjb/rotate

omnewrotate at code.google.com

accel-rotate at projects.openmoko.org

No-screenshot.png accel-rotate

Rotates the screen according to the position of the Neo FreeRunner.


Homepage: http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/accell-rotate/
Package: accel-rotate (external download)
Tested on: FSO, ASU, QtExtended


  • Om2008.x package:
opkg install http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/download.php/435/accel-rotate_0.4_armv4t.ipk
  • Qt Extended 4.4.1 package:
opkg install http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/download.php/436/accel-rotate-qte_0.4_armv4t.ipk
  • Source codes are in subversion, developers are welcome
  • TODO:
    • better heuristics - any ideas how to do this well? please use discussion on this wiki.
    • disabling on screensaver
  • [1] how to display data from accelerometers on Desktop with gnuplot (there is a few of czech text, but there is also youtube video).

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Here's a quick and simple C program that reads a packet from the accelerometer once per second, and rotates the screen to a new orientation if the orientation has changed.

I don't mean this to conflict with Paul's excellent work on Gestures; my reason for writing it is so that it can be used as an always-on daemon in the OM distributions. (Full gesture interpretation is more CPU heavy and requires reading data more often than once per second, so perhaps that will be done on-demand instead of always-on.)

The code is: http://github.com/cjb/freerunner-rotate/tree/master/rotate.c?raw=true

There's an ARM binary here (chmod a+x rotate && ./rotate): http://dev.laptop.org/~cjb/rotate

omnewrotate at code.google.com

accel-rotate at projects.openmoko.org

No-screenshot.png accel-rotate

Rotates the screen according to the position of the Neo FreeRunner.


Homepage: http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/accell-rotate/
Package: accel-rotate (external download)
Tested on: FSO, ASU, QtExtended


  • Om2008.x package:
opkg install http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/download.php/435/accel-rotate_0.4_armv4t.ipk
  • Qt Extended 4.4.1 package:
opkg install http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/download.php/436/accel-rotate-qte_0.4_armv4t.ipk
  • Source codes are in subversion, developers are welcome
  • TODO:
    • better heuristics - any ideas how to do this well? please use discussion on this wiki.
    • disabling on screensaver
  • [1] how to display data from accelerometers on Desktop with gnuplot (there is a few of czech text, but there is also youtube video).

See also