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theres
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TI Sensortag CC2650 Demo period

Postby theres » 12:37, 23 Jul 2015

Hello everybody!

I'm trying to understand the code of the Evothings example "TI Sensortag CC2650 Demo".
I really don't understand the part of setting the acceleration period:

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   // Set accelerometer period to 100 ms.
   device.writeCharacteristic(
      app.sensortag.MOVEMENT_PERIOD,
      new Uint8Array([10]),
      function()
      {
         console.log('Status: writeCharacteristic ok.');
      },
      function(errorCode)
      {
         console.log('Error: writeCharacteristic: ' + errorCode + '.');
      });


Where is it concretly set? By defining this new array?

Can anyone help me, please? That would be very nice. :)

Fredrik
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Re: TI Sensortag CC2650 Demo period

Postby Fredrik » 13:17, 23 Jul 2015

This code writes the value "10" to the characteristic defined by "MOVEMENT_PERIOD". The SensorTag takes periods in units of 10 ms. So writing "10" gives you a period of (10*10=100) ms. If you had written "5", you'd have gotten a period of 50 ms.

theres
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Re: TI Sensortag CC2650 Demo period

Postby theres » 14:12, 23 Jul 2015

Thank you very much for answering so fast.

I'm new in this web-app topic and was confused of using an array to pass the parameter. By adding a timestamp, the period varied very much.

I'm also thinking of better using the tisensortag.js library for my application. In examples I mostly see the main code in index.html. Is it possible to reference libraries in other .js files? I cannot really see what is good programming pracise to get organized code and files. Maybe someone has a good link for a tutorial or something like that?

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micke
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Re: TI Sensortag CC2650 Demo period

Postby micke » 08:39, 24 Jul 2015

Hi Theres,

Here are examples of JavaScript tutorials:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Lea ... ipt_basics
http://htmldog.com/guides/javascript/
http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp

It works fine to move the JavaScript code in for instance the TI SensorTag from index.html to a separate .js file.

Let's say we put the JavaScript code inside the script tag in index.html (this file: https://github.com/evothings/evothings- ... index.html) in a file called app.js. The content of app.js would look like this:

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// Globals.
var sprite
var sensortag

function initialise()
{
   initialiseSprite()
   initialiseSensorTag()
}

function initialiseSprite()
{
   sprite = SpriteManager.makeSprite()
   sprite.setDOMElement(document.getElementById('sprite'))
}

function displaySprite()
{
   sprite.whenLoaded(function()
   {
      sprite.show()
      sprite.setCenterX(SpriteManager.getPlayfieldWidth() / 2)
      sprite.setCenterY(SpriteManager.getPlayfieldHeight() / 2)
   })
}

function moveSprite(dx, dy)
{
   var x = sprite.getCenterX() + dx
   var y = sprite.getCenterY() - dy

   x = Math.min(x, SpriteManager.getPlayfieldWidth())
   x = Math.max(x, 0)

   y = Math.min(y, SpriteManager.getPlayfieldHeight())
   y = Math.max(y, 0)

   sprite.setCenterX(x)
   sprite.setCenterY(y)
}

function initialiseSensorTag()
{
   // Create SensorTag CC2650 instance.
   sensortag = evothings.tisensortag.createInstance(
      evothings.tisensortag.CC2650_BLUETOOTH_SMART)

   // Uncomment to use SensorTag CC2541.
   //sensortag = evothings.tisensortag.createInstance(
   //   evothings.tisensortag.CC2541_BLUETOOTH_SMART)

   // Set up callbacks and sensors.
   sensortag
      .statusCallback(statusHandler)
      .errorCallback(errorHandler)
      .accelerometerCallback(accelerometerHandler, 100)
}

function connect()
{
   sensortag.connectToNearestDevice()
}

function disconnect()
{
   sensortag.disconnectDevice()
   displayStatus('Disconnected')
   sprite.hide()
}

function statusHandler(status)
{
   displayStatus(status)

   if (evothings.tisensortag.ble.status.SENSORTAG_ONLINE == status)
   {
      displaySprite()
   }
}

function errorHandler(error)
{
   if (evothings.easyble.error.DISCONNECTED == error)
   {
      displayStatus('Disconnected')
      sprite.hide()
   }
   else
   {
      displayStatus('Error: ' + error)
   }
}

function accelerometerHandler(data)
{
   var values = sensortag.getAccelerometerValues(data)
   var dx = values.x * 50
   var dy = values.y * 50 * -1
   moveSprite(dx, dy)
}

function displayStatus(status)
{
   document.getElementById('status').innerHTML = status
}

document.addEventListener(
   'deviceready',
   function() { evothings.scriptsLoaded(initialise) },
   false)


Note that script tags are not used in .js files, only in .html files.

In index.html add this script tag:

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<script src="app.js"></script>


The script tags in index.html now look like this:

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<script src="cordova.js"></script>
<script src="libs/evothings/evothings.js"></script>
<script src="libs/evothings/tisensortag/tisensortag.js"></script>
<script src="SpriteManager.js"></script>
<script src="app.js"></script>


One important part of the code to understand is the following snippet:

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document.addEventListener(
   'deviceready',
   function() { evothings.scriptsLoaded(initialise) },
   false)


This delays the call to the function initialise until all parts of the SensorTag library have loaded.

If calling initialise directly, like this, the program may not work (do NOT do this):

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initialise()


Note the difference between putting parens after the function name and excluding them. Adding the parens calls the function immediately, stating the function name without parens passes a reference to the function so that it can be called later. This is what happens in the document.addEventListener code snippet.

Lets look at it again, this time with some comments to clarify:

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// We call the function "addEventListener" which is part of the object "document".
document.addEventListener(
   // The event we want to listen for is "deviceready", which is specified as a string.
   // In JavaScript you can use singe or double quote marks for specifying strings.
   'deviceready',
   // Here we pass in an anonymous function as a parameter (a function without a name).
   // This function will be called later when the "deviceready" event happens. Some code
   // in the JavaScript framework will call this, we don't have to bother about where this
   // happens, JavasScript takes care of it.
   function() { evothings.scriptsLoaded(initialise) },
   // false indicates that the event should not "bubble", it not that important for this example.
   false)


Let's have look at the function with no name (breaking it up on multiple lines for readability):

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// The function have no name, and this is called an "anonymous function" or "closure".
function()
{
   // When the anonymous function is called the function "scriptsLoaded" which is
   // defined on the object "evothings" is executed. The function "initialize" is passed
   // as a parameter. The "scriptsLoaded" function will call the "initialize" function
   // when all Evothings library have been loaded.
   evothings.scriptsLoaded(initialise)
}


Hope this helps!

Best, Mikael

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micke
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Re: TI Sensortag CC2650 Demo period

Postby micke » 18:38, 25 Jul 2015

Hi again Theres, wrote a tutorial based on your question:

http://evothings.com/javascript-tutoria ... your-code/

Best, Mikael


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