What is an input and which SAM blocks are inputs?

An input is something that sends data to a computer. In SAM Studio, our input blocks send data in different forms, e.g. a sensor or pressing a key or a button.

There are two types of inputs:

  • True/False inputs: True/False inputs have only 2 modes: True or False, such as a buttons being pressed or released.
  • Variable inputs: Variable inputs can have values that vary between 0-100, such as a Light Sensor that collects different values of brightness.

The SAM blocks that are inputs are the Button, Light Sensor, Slider, Tilt, Pressure, Proximity, and Heat blocks. 


To get additional information on each input block, access the Block Directory by clicking the image below:

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