# Easy...

I have been asking stupid questions lately β but this forum is AWESOME

I am trying to make a security app that sees when my laptop is moving. My creation is suppost to have 2 different lists of numbers that tell me the tilt. I want to retrieve these numbers twice between a tenth of a second. Then If the current tilt is out of the range of those two numbers, an alarm sound will play. Understand?

I have a accelerometer utility that runs in Terminal and gets 3 numbers that help me get the tilt of my laptop. I can get those numbers in a list like this:

``````set thewords to words of (do shell script "/Users/dylanweber/AMSTracker") --change your path
set tilt to {item 6 of thewords as integer, item 7 of thewords as integer, last item of thewords as integer}
``````

My problem is that how do I make a way to see if the number is in the range of those two. I so far have:

``````set numb to 0
set equal_ to false
repeat with i from 1 to 3
if (item 1 of tilt) + 1 is not item 1 of tilt2 then
set numb to numb + 1
set equal_ to true
end if
if equal_ then
exit repeat
end if
end repeat
``````

That DOESNβT WORK!

Do people understand?

How about something like this? Iβve just summed the three results to simplify the testing, but you get the idea.

``````property tracker : "~/Library/Scripts/SuddenMotion/AMSTracker/AMSTracker"
set Sum_1 to 0
set Sum_2 to 0

repeat until (Sum_2 - Sum_1) > 5 or (Sum_2 - Sum_1) < -5
set Sum_1 to getSum()
delay 0.1
set Sum_2 to getSum()
end repeat

say "Tilt"

to getSum()
set tSum to 0
set Axes to words of paragraph 2 of (do shell script tracker)
repeat with oneVal in Axes
set tSum to tSum + (oneVal as integer)
end repeat
log tSum -- useful to see the results (Open that window with Option-Command L)
return tSum
end getSum
``````

Perfect.

``````property tracker : "~/AMSTracker"
set Sum_1 to 0
set Sum_2 to 0

display dialog "This is a tilt alarm. When your computer moves, an alarm with sound. Would you like to activate the alarm?" buttons {"Cancel", "Activate"} cancel button "Cancel" default button "Activate" with title "Activate?"

repeat until (Sum_2 - Sum_1) > 5 or (Sum_2 - Sum_1) < -5
set Sum_1 to getSum()
delay 0.1
set Sum_2 to getSum()
end repeat
set vol to output volume of (get volume settings)
set volume 10
do shell script "afplay " & quoted form of POSIX path of ((path to resource "alarm.mp3" in bundle (path to me)) as string)
set volume vol
to getSum()
set tSum to 0
set Axes to words of paragraph 2 of (do shell script tracker)
repeat with oneVal in Axes
set tSum to tSum + (oneVal as integer)
end repeat
log tSum -- useful to see the results (Open that window with Option-Command L)
return tSum
end getSum
``````