New creation : Potentiometer for Gamebuino - by Tombuino

Potentiometer for gamebuino

This is a short program written to desmonstrate the integration of a potentiometer on the Gamebuino Meta. It is intended as a code example to show how to handle the hardware. The commented code is available on the discourse post related to this creation for everyone to use and discuss.

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Here is the source code with comments. Feel free to ask questions about it and reuse it yourself.

#include <Gamebuino-Meta.h>
//we include the math library to get access to sin() and cos() functions as well as a value of PI used in the program
#include <math.h>

//variable declaration for the potentimeter value and its conversion to angle
int32_t i32_pot_value;
int32_t i32_pot_angle;

//variable declaration for the point used to draw a line
int16_t i16_point_x;
int16_t i16_point_y;

//define of the analog pin used to plug the potentiometer, here it's A1
#define ANALOG A1

//define of our circle properties, here it has a radius of 15 and is centered on the screen
#define CIRCLE_R 15
#define CIRCLE_X gb.display.width()/2
#define CIRCLE_Y gb.display.height()/2

void setup() {
  // put your setup code here, to run once:


void loop() {
  // put your main code here, to run repeatedly:
  while (!gb.update());

  // the logic function will handle the math needed for the program

  //the draw function will handle the display of all the elements needed for the program

void  logic(){
  // we read the value from the potentiometer plugged to the analog port A1
  i32_pot_value = analogRead(ANALOG);
  // we convert the value from a range of 0 to 1023 to an angle within 360 degrees
  i32_pot_angle = (i32_pot_value * 360) / 1023;

  // we calculate the coordinates of a point on the circle perimeter corresponding to the value of the angle found above
  // note the multiplication by PI/180, this is because the angle we calculated in degrees must be converted to radians
  i16_point_x = CIRCLE_X + CIRCLE_R * cos(i32_pot_angle * M_PI/180);
  i16_point_y = CIRCLE_Y + CIRCLE_R * sin(i32_pot_angle * M_PI/180);

void  draw(){
  // the clear function is needed to reset the screen between each frame, otherwise frames would mix together and get messy

  // we print the value read from the potentiometer and its value when converted to an angle
  gb.display.print(" pot_value = ");
  gb.display.print("\n angle = ");

  // we draw the circle with the properties we defined at the beginning, its center's position and radius
  gb.display.drawCircle(CIRCLE_X, CIRCLE_Y, CIRCLE_R);
  // we draw a line between the center of the circle and the point on its perimeter corresponding to the potentiometer value we read
  gb.display.drawLine(CIRCLE_X, CIRCLE_Y, i16_point_x, i16_point_y);

// code by Thomas Thuret for Gamebuino
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