class wpilib.interfaces.Gyro[source]

Bases: object

Interface for yaw rate gyros


Calibrate the gyro by running for a number of samples and computing the center value. Then use the center value as the Accumulator center value for subsequent measurements.


It’s important to make sure that the robot is not moving while the centering calculations are in progress, this is typically done when the robot is first turned on while it’s sitting at rest before the competition starts.


Free the resources used by the gyro


Return the actual angle in degrees that the robot is currently facing.

The angle is based on the current accumulator value corrected by the oversampling rate, the gyro type and the A/D calibration values. The angle is continuous, that is it will continue from 360 to 361 degrees. This allows algorithms that wouldn’t want to see a discontinuity in the gyro output as it sweeps past from 360 to 0 on the second time around.

Returns:the current heading of the robot in degrees. This heading is based on integration of the returned rate from the gyro.

Return the rate of rotation of the gyro

The rate is based on the most recent reading of the gyro analog value

Returns:the current rate in degrees per second

Reset the gyro. Resets the gyro to a heading of zero. This can be used if there is significant drift in the gyro and it needs to be recalibrated after it has been running.