readButton

Read whether button on EV3 brick is being pressed

Description

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result = readButton(myev3,button) reads whether a specific button on the EV3 is being pressed, and returns the status as a logical value:

  • 0 means not pressed.

  • 1 means pressed.

Examples

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Read the status of the center button on an EV3 brick.

Create a connection to the EV3 brick called myev3.

myev3 = legoev3;

Hold down the center button on the EV3 and read the status of the button.

result = readButton(myev3,'center')
result =

     1

Release the center button on the EV3 and read the status of the button.

result = readButton(myev3,'center')
result =

     0

Input Arguments

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Connection to EV3 brick, specified as a string that represents the object created using legoev3.

Example: myev3

Data Types: char

Position of the button.

Example: 'up'

Data Types: char

Output Arguments

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The status of the button, returned as a logical value. 0 indicates not pressed. 1 indicates pressed.