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Description and features

Description

FIBARO Swipe is a revolutionary battery gesture control pad that allows you to control devices in your Z-Wave network without actually touching anything. Swipe up, down, left, right, make a circular gesture and use sequences to get full and intuitive control of your home.

Installed device perfectly matches your interior design, as it resembles a picture frame. You can even personalize it with your favourite picture. Gesture controlled menu allow to add/remove or reset the device without dismounting it.

The device is equipped with a buzzer that confirms performed gestures and other actions.

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Features

  • Compatible with any Z-Wave or Z-Wave+ Controller.
  • Supports protected mode (Z-Wave network security mode) with AES-128 encryption.
  • Allows contactless gesture detection.
  • Battery and/or VDC powered. When connected to an external, VDC power source, the battery serves as an emergency power source.
  • Gestures and actions are confirmed by the buzzer and can be indicated additionally by the built-in LED diode.
  • Gesture controlled menu – allows to operate the device without dismounting it.

This device may be used with all devices certified with the Z-Wave Plus certificate and should be compatible with such devices produced by other manufacturers.

FIBARO Swipe is a Security Enabled Z-Wave Plus product and a Security Enabled Z-Wave Controller must be used in order to fully utilize the product.

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Technical data

Power supply: 5V DC power supply and/or batteries
Operational current: < 60mA
DC supply connector: micro-USB
Battery type: 4 x 1.5V AA
EU directives compliance: RED 2014/53/EU
RoHS 2011/65/EU
Radio protocol: Z-Wave (500 series chip)
Radio frequency: 868.4 or 869.8 MHz EU;
908.4 or 916.0 MHz US;
921.4 or 919.8 MHz ANZ;
869.0 MHz RU;
Range: up to 50m outdoors
up to 40m indoors
(depending on terrain and building structure)
Dimensions: 178 x 130 x 29 mm

Using batteries other than specified may result in explosion. Dispose of properly, observing environmental protection rules.

Radio frequency of individual device must be same as your Z-Wave controller. Check information on the box or consult your dealer if you are not sure.

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Installation

Z-Wave network

Adding to the network

Adding (Inclusion) – Z-Wave device learning mode, allowing to add the device to existing Z-Wave network.

To add the device to the Z-Wave network:

  1. Place the Swipe within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller.
  2. Set the main controller in (security/non-security) add mode (see the controller’s manual).
  3. Move and hold your hand close to the center of the pad.
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  5. If the device is battery powered, high pitched beep will signal exiting the Standby Mode.
  6. Loud sound sequence will confirm entering the menu, keep holding your hand.
  7. After hearing two short beeps (green indicator colour), withdraw the hand and perform swiping up gesture to confirm selection (two beeps will confirm validity).
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  9. Wait for the adding process to end.
  10. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message and 3 short beeps (green visual indicator colour).

If the device is battery powered, high pitched beep will signalize exiting from the Standby Mode before entering the menu.

Adding in security mode must be performed up to 2 meters from the controller.

In case the device is not added, please reset the device and repeat the adding procedure.

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Removing from the network

Removing (Exclusion) – Z-Wave device learning mode, allowing to remove the device from existing Z-Wave network.

Removing the device from the Z-Wave network restores all of its default parameters.

To remove the device to the Z-Wave network:

  1. Place the Swipe within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller.
  2. Set the main controller in remove mode (see the controller’s manual).
  3. Move and hold your hand close to the center of the pad.
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  5. If the device is battery powered, high pitched beep will signal exiting the Standby Mode.
  6. Loud sound sequence will confirm entering the menu, keep holding your hand.
  7. After hearing two short beeps (green indicator colour), withdraw the hand and perform swiping up gesture to confirm selection (two beeps will confirm validity).
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  9. Wait for the removing process to end.
  10. Successful removing will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message and sequence of 2 short beeps, pause, 1 short beep (red visual indicator colour).

If the device is battery powered, high pitched beep will signalize exiting from the Standby Mode before entering the menu.

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Reset

Reset procedure allows to restore the device back to its factory settings, which means all information about the Z-Wave controller and user configuration will be deleted.

Resetting the device is not the recommended way of removing the device from the Z-Wave network. Use reset procedure only if the primary controller is missing or inoperable. Certain device removal can be achieved by the procedure of removing.

Resetting the device:

  1. Make sure the device is powered.
  2. Choose 3rd menu position (3 short beeps).
  3. After few seconds the device will be restarted. Not being added to the Z-Wave network will be signalized with sequence of 2 short beeps, pause, 1 short beep (RED).

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Operating the device

Powering modes

There are two powering modes of the Swipe. By default, powering mode of the device is updated automatically (in intervals specified in parameter 5) after changing type of supply.

Using batteries other than specified may result in explosion. Dispose of properly, observing environmental protection rules.

The Swipe sends detected gestures to the Z-Wave network immediately, but configuration parameters and associations settings only at wake up (in time intervals or manually), independently of the powering mode.

The device does not work as a Z-Wave repeater, even when connected to the external power supply.

Battery powering mode – by default, the Swipe is supplied with 4 batteries included with the device (type AA 1.5V). They are not rechargeable and should be replaced after wearing out. The device in this mode uses power saving function to preserve battery life.

External supply mode – the Swipe can be supplied with a 5V DC power supply connected to the micro-USB port. In this mode batteries will work as an emergency supply.

Power saving:
When battery powered, the Swipe will enter Standby Mode by default (signalled with a low pitch beep) after 5 seconds of inactivity to reduce the battery usage. In Standby Mode range and frequency of detection are reduced preventing normal gesture detection. Operation of power saving mode can be modified in parameter 6.

In order to exit Standby Mode:

  1. Move your hand close to the centre of the pad.
  2. Wait for the high pitch beep.
  3. Move your hand away from the pad.
  4. The device is ready to detect gestures.

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Waking up the device

The Swipe needs to be woken up to receive information about the new configuration from the Z-Wave controller, like parameters and associations.
Use 1st menu position to wake up the device or click the button on the back of the device once.

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Menu

Menu allows to perform Z-Wave network actions. In order to use the menu:

  1. Move and hold your hand close to the center of the pad.
  2. Loud sound sequence will confirm entering the menu, keep holding your hand.
  3. Wait for the buzzer to indicate the desired menu position:
    • 1 short beep (WHITE indicator colour) – wake up the device
    • 2 short beeps (GREEN indicator colour) – learning mode (adding/removing)
    • 3 short beeps (YELLOW indicator colour) – the device reset
  4. To select current position, withdraw the hand and perform swiping up gesture to confirm selection (two beeps will confirm validity).

If the device is battery powered, high pitch beep will signalize exiting from the Standby Mode before entering the menu.

Menu can also be operated using the service button B.

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Acoustic and visual indications

The Swipe is equipped with a buzzer and LED diode, signalling gesture detection, menu position and status of the device.
Validity of every detected gesture or sequence is signalled by:

  • 2 short beeps (GREEN) – gesture/sequence is valid
  • Intermittent tone (GREEN) – smooth control using circular gesture
  • 1 long beep (RED) – gesture/sequence is invalid

Gestures are not indicated by the LED diode by default. In order to enable it, set the value of parameter 3 to 1.

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Additional features

Scene activation

Every basic gesture and sequence has its own Scene ID that is send to the main controller after recognizing it. Scene activation for basic gestures is send after second gesture or timeout.

Scene ID   Gesture or sequence  Attribute   Default action
 1  ↑  Key Pressed 1 time  ON
 ↑↑  Key Pressed 2 times  OFF
 2  ↓  Key Pressed 1 time  ON
 ↓↓  Key Pressed 2 times  OFF
 3  ←  Key Pressed 1 time  ON
 ←←  Key Pressed 2 times  OFF
 4  →  Key Pressed 1 time  ON
 →→  Key Pressed 2 times  OFF
 5  Circular gesture
(clockwise)
Key Held Down  Change state UP
 Key Released STOP
 6  Circular gesture
(clockwise)
 Key Held Down  Change state DOWN
 Key Released  STOP
 7  1st sequence Key Pressed 1 time  User-defined
 8  2nd sequence  Key Pressed 1 time  User-defined
 9  3rd sequence  Key Pressed 1 time  User-defined
 10  4th sequence  Key Pressed 1 time  User-defined
 11  5th sequence  Key Pressed 1 time  User-defined
 12  6th sequence  Key Pressed 1 time  User-defined

 

Toggle Mode (parameter 12) disallows doubled gestures.

 

 

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Service button B

The Swipe is equipped with a service B-button, which allows to use the menu. The B-button is located on back of the device and requires dismounting the Swipe from its back case.

In order to operate the menu using the B-button:

  1. Make sure the device is powered via micro-USB port.
  2. Press and hold the B-button.
  3. Loud sound sequence will confirm entering the menu, keep holding your hand.
  4. Wait for the buzzer to indicate the desired menu position with short beeps:
    • 1 short beep (WHITE) – wake up the device
    • 2 short beeps (GREEN) – learning mode (adding/removing)
    • 3 short beeps (YELLOW) – the device reset
  5. Release the B-button.
  6. Click the B-button to confirm selection.

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Configuration

Sequences of gestures

User can create sequences of two or three gestures to expand number of possible actions. Every sequence is saved in its advanced parameter (no. 31-36) with 16 bits, every basic gesture is identified with 4 bits.

Bit mask of parameter Overall
Size   4 bits   4 bits   4 bits   4 bits   16 bits
Purpose   reserved   first gesture   second gesture   third gesture
Example   none    ↑    →    ←
Example:
binary values
  always 0000   0001   0100   0011
Example:
decimal values
  always 0   1 * 256   4 * 16   3 * 1   sum = 323

 

Gesture values:

Value   4 bits   Gesture
0   0000   empty
1   0001    ↑
2   0010    ↓
3   0011    ←
4   0100    →

 

Rules of creating sequences:

  • Maximum of six sequences can be created.
  • Each sequence must be unique.
  • Sequence can consist of two or three basic gestures (left, right, up or down).
  • Two identical gestures cannot be used next to each other.

Learning a new sequence:

To perform automatic learning of a sequence:

  1. Change value of parameter 30 to number of sequence slot you want to fill (1 to 6).
  2. Wake up the device using 1st menu position (see “Operating the device” on page 10).
  3. The device will enter learning mode, which is signalled by constant beeping.
  4. Perform a desired sequence.

Creating and configuring sequences in the Home Center interface:

  1. Go to the device options by clicking the icon on its bar: klucz_grey_kolko
  2. Drag and drop two or three gestures to create a desired sequence.
  3. Confirm the selection by clicking “Confirm a new sequence”.
  4. Wake up the device using 1st menu position (see “Operating the device” on page 10).
  5. Click the plus icon (“New Reaction”) next to the newly created sequence.
  6. Select the device you want to control.
  7. From the available options select the reaction of the controlled device and complete the setup by clicking “Save”.

Creating and editing sequences manually:

To manually create or edit a sequence slot:

  1. Calculate new value of parameter using table and formula:
    Value of parameter = 256 * Value of first gesture +16 * Value of second gesture + Value of third gesture
  2. Change the value of corresponding parameter (parameters 31 to 36 for slots 1 to 6).

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Associations

Association (linking devices) – direct control of other devices within the Z-Wave system network e.g. Dimmer, Relay Switch, Wall Plug, Roller Shutter or scene (may be controlled only through a Z-Wave controller).

Association ensures direct transfer of control commands between devices, is performed without participation of the main controller and requires associated device to be in the direct range.

The Swipe provides the association of six groups:

1st association group – “Lifeline” reports the device status and allows for assigning single device only (main controller by default).
2nd association group – “Flick UP” is assigned to moving the hand up over the panel (sends Basic Set command frames).
3rd association group – “Flick DOWN” is assigned to moving the hand down over the panel (sends Basic Set command frames).
4th association group – “Flick LEFT” is assigned to moving the hand from the right to the left side of the panel (sends Basic Set command frames).
5th association group – “Flick RIGHT” is assigned to moving the hand from the left to the right side of the panel (sends Basic Set command frames) .
6th association group – “Circular AirWheel” is assigned to circular move of the hand clockwise or counter-clockwise over the panel (sends Switch Multilevel Start/Stop Level Change command frames).

The Swipe in 2nd to 6th group allows to control 5 regular or multichannel devices per an association group, with the exception of “LifeLine” that is reserved solely for the controller and hence only 1 node can be assigned.

It is not recommended to associate more than 10 devices in general, as the response time to control commands depends on the number of associated devices. In extreme cases, system response may be delayed.

By default 2nd-5th association groups are set to toggle mode - single gesture will reverse state of the association group (turns ON when it’s OFF, turns OFF when it’s ON). Can be modified via parameter 12.

To add an association (using the Home Center controller):

  1. Go to device options by clicking the icon: klucz_grey_kolko
  2. Select the „Advanced” tab
  3. Specify to which group and what devices are to be associated
  4. Wait for the configuration process to end. Sending relevant information to devices added to associated groups may take even a few minutes.
  5. Wake up the device manually to speed up the configuration process (1st menu position).

States of the association groups are affected only by assigned gestures. Changing state of associated device by other means will not update remembered state of association group.

Any new association order given while any association commands are already being sent to devices, cancels previous one.

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Advanced parameters

FIBARO Swipe allows to customize its operation to user’s needs. The settings are available in the FIBARO interface as simple options that may be chosen by selecting the appropriate box.
In order to configure FIBARO Swipe (using the Home Center controller):

  1. Go to the device options by clicking the icon: klucz_grey_kolko
  2. Select the „Advanced” tab.

Wake up interval (battery mode)

Available settings: 0 or 60-64800 (in seconds, 1min – 18h)
Default setting: 21 600 (every 6 hours)

The Swipe will wake up at each defined time interval and always try to connect with the main controller. After successful communication attempt, the device will update configuration parameters, associations and settings and then will go into Z-Wave communication standby.

After failed communication attempt (eg. no Z-Wave range) the device will go into Z-Wave communication standby and retry to establish connection with the main controller after the next time interval.

Setting wake up interval to 0 disables sending Wake Up notification to the controller automatically. Wake up may be still performed manually using 1st menu position.

Longer time interval means less frequent communication and thus a longer battery life.

 

Parameter determines orientation of the Swipe in relation to its default position. Required for proper gestures recognition.

Available settings:
0 – default orientation
1 – 180° rotation
2 – 90° clockwise rotation
3 – 90° counter-clockwise rotation
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Acoustic signalling of gestures detection.

Available settings:
0 – gestures detection is not signalled
1 – gestures detection is signalled
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Active acoustic signals can be selected in parameter 4.

Visual indication of gestures detection.

Available settings:
0 – gestures detection is not indicated
1 – gestures detection is indicated
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Acoustic signalling of gesture recognition result (using the built-in buzzer).

Available settings:
1 – only successful recognition is signalled
2 – only failed recognition is signalled
3 – successful and failed recognition is signalled
Default setting: 3
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter 4 is relevant only if parameter 2 is set to 1.

This parameter determines how often the device checks if the USB power supply is connected and updates powering mode if needed.

Available settings:
0 – powering mode is not updated
1-1080 (in minutes) – time interval
Default setting: 4 (4 minutes)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter determines operation of gesture detection when battery powered.
When Standby Mode is selected, hold gesture must be performed to exit power saving mode and reactivate normal gesture recognition. The device in Standby Mode consumes the least battery life.
When Simple Mode mode is selected, gesture recognition is always active, but only slowly performed gestures will be recognized properly (high battery consumption).

Available settings:
0 – Standby Mode
1 – Simple Mode
2 – the Swipe does not enter power saving mode
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [bytes]

This parameter allows to choose if the menu can be entered using the Hold gesture.

After disabling the Hold gesture in parameter 7, menu can be entered by using the B-button only!

Available settings:
0 – Hold gesture to enter the menu enabled
1 – Hold gesture to enter the menu disabled
Default setting: 0 (enabled)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Defines which actions result in sending scenes to 1st “Lifeline” group.

Available settings:
1 – scenes for flick UP gesture enabled
2 – scenes for flick DOWN gesture enabled
4 – scenes for flick LEFT gesture enabled
8 – scenes for flick RIGHT gesture enabled
16 – scenes for clockwise circular gesture enabled
32 – scenes for counter-clockwise circular gesture enabled
Default setting: 15
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter 10 values may be combined, e.g. 1+2=3 means that scenes for flick UP and DOWN are enabled.

Parameter defines how commands are sent in specified association groups: as secure or non-secure. Parameter is active only in Z-Wave network security mode. It does not apply to 1st “Lifeline” association group.

Available settings:
1 – 2nd group ”Flick UP” sent as secure
2 – 3rd group ”Flick DOWN” sent as secure
4 – 4th group „Flick LEFT” sent as secure
8 – 5th group „Flick RIGHT” sent as secure
16 – 6th group „Circular AirWheel” sent as secure
Default setting: 31
Parameter size: 1 [bytes]

Parameter 11 values may be combined, e.g. 1+2=3 means that 2nd & 3rd group are sent as secure.

Parameter allows to choose control mode for 2nd-5th groups and scenes.
By default, Toggle Mode is active, meaning that a single flick turns ON the group and the same flick turns it OFF, doubled flicks are inactive.
After disabling Toggle Mode a single flick will turn the device ON and the same flick doubled will turn it OFF.

Available settings:
1 – Toggle Mode enabled for 2nd association group
2 – Toggle Mode enabled for 3rd association group
4 – Toggle Mode enabled for 4th association group
8 – Toggle Mode enabled for 5th association group
Default setting: 15
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter 12 values may be combined, e.g. 1+2=3 means that 2nd & 3rd group are selected.

Disabling Toggle Mode will introduce delay when performing single gestures.

Parameter allows to choose how long the hand has to be held near the center of the pad after “AirWheel” gesture for the associated devices to reach their maximum/minimum level.

Available settings:
0-10 – duration in seconds
255 – default settings of controlled devices
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Commands sent to association group for turn ON/OFF can be adjusted in parameters 20-27.

This parameter allows to set value sent in SWITCH ON command frame to the association group.

Available settings: 0-99 or 255
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set value sent in SWITCH OFF command frame to the association group.

Available settings: 0-99 or 255
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set value sent in SWITCH ON command frame to the association group.

Available settings: 0-99 or 255
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set value sent in SWITCH OFF command frame to the association group.

Available settings: 0-99 or 255
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set value sent in SWITCH ON command frame to the association group.

Available settings: 0-99 or 255
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set value sent in SWITCH OFF command frame to the association group.

Available settings: 0-99 or 255
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set value sent in SWITCH ON command frame to the association group.

Available settings: 0-99 or 255
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set value sent in SWITCH OFF command frame to the association group.

Available settings: 0-99 or 255
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Parameter activated by the main Z-Wave controller.  Change its value to launch sequence learning procedure for the desired slot.

Available settings:
0 – learning mode disabled
1-6 – launch sequence learning for selected slot
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameters 31-36 can be used to manually set a sequence.

Value containing sequence of gestures.

Available settings: 0-1076
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Value containing sequence of gestures.

Available settings: 0-1076
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Value containing sequence of gestures.

Available settings: 0-1076
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Value containing sequence of gestures.

Available settings: 0-1076
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Value containing sequence of gestures.

Available settings: 0-1076
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Value containing sequence of gestures.

Available settings: 0-1076
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

 

 

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Support

FAQ


FIBARO SWIPE is a scene controller, each gesture can control multiple devices at the same time and when you trigger scenes the only limitation is number of devices used within a scene.

There are four (Up, Down, Left, Right) basic gestures. In addition you can enable circular gestures in parameter 10: circle right, circle left. You can also use 6 combinations of basic gestures. Max. 12 gestures and combinations can be used.

SWIPE can work through any non-metallic material: wood, drywall, stone (granite, marble), also glass (single layer), laminate and any synthetic material. It will not work through metal or mirror. Thickness may vary depending of material type.

4xAA batteries and/or micro-USB.

Sound sequence – enter/exit MENU mode
One short beep – device wake up
Two short beeps – learning MODE
Three short beeps – device RESET

Double beep during gesture – valid gesture/combination confirmation
Single long beep during gesture – invalid gesture/combination

Any Z-wave device, virtual device or any device included in any kind of scene can be assigned to one of the gesture/combination.

Sonos or any TCP/IP device can be controlled using Virtual Device buttons or scenes using available LUA commands.

SWIPE can trigger Z-wave actuator or Z-wave relay connected to an actuator to open or close the window.

You can create a scene to arm/disarm alarm system and use a SWIPE to trigger it. Combination of 2 or 3 gestures can be used to trigger an alarm scene.

Yes, you need to create a Lua scene to do so.

SWIPE is always on when has micro-USB connected.
It has 2 powering modes:
1) Battery powering mode (preserves battery life): device needs to be awaken before gesture by moving hand close to the center
2) External power supply mode: constantly detects gestures.

Device may be in battery powering mode and needs to be awaken before the gesture or first gesture wasn’t done close enough.

It depends how often you are going to use the device. SWIPE’s battery life on default settings is like typical remote control.

SWIPE can be powered using 4xAA batteries and/or micro-USB 5V.

– Each sequence must be unique
– Sequence can consist of two or three basic gestures (left, right, up or down)
– Two identical gestures cannot be used next to each other

Remove the front picture cover and use double sided tape or Velcro to attach the device to horizontal or vertical surface. Make sure surface you want to mount SWIPE is clean of dust or grease before you apply any type of mounting material. Do not overuse mounting material to make sure you can easily remove it without bending or breaking any SWIPE parts.

Beeps may indicate validation of gestures, menu, entering/exiting standby mode or any interference with metal materials like cables, metal re-bars, etc.

Buzzer may indicate successful or failed gesture recognition. You can decide which one you want to have signaled or disable the buzzer.

SWIPE can be powered directly using micro-USB without using the frame.

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