Starting with the simplest one i.e using the POLL method. The data is Received in blocking mode i.e the CPU will block every other operation until the data transfer is complete. This method is good to use if you are only using UART and nothing else otherwise all other operations will be affected.
Stepper motors generally comes along with an IC ULN2003. This IC is used to drive motor because microcontroller pins are unable to provide sufficient current to drive these motors.
Set the TAP THRESHOLD to 2.5g. To do that we need to write 40 (2.5/.0625) to the THRESH_TAP Register. This means that you need at least 2.5g acceleration in Z AXIS in order for the tap to qualify as TAP.