How to rotate widgets in awesome window manager?

Hi! I would like to know how to rotate widgets in Awesome window manager. For example I've got a checkbox widget in the shape of an arrow pointing north. How do I change the direction?
I have tried But I still can't figure out exactly how to type, because I still don't master the syntax. So please tell me exactly word by word how to type.

Thanks in advance!

System:    Host: lars-pc Kernel: 4.19.69-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0 Desktop: 
Awesome 4.3 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P7P55D DELUXE v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2003 
           date: 12/14/2010 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7 860 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Nehalem rev: 5 L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
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           8: 1204 
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           bus ID: 00:1b.0 
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           v: 8.047.02-NAPI port: c800 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
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           Shell: bash v: 5.0.9 inxi: 3.0.36

Can you show us the code of that widget you want to rotate?

Here it is...

larscheckbox = wibox.widget {
    checked       = true,
    color         = '#00ff00',
    paddings      = 2,
    forced_width  = 24,
    shape         = gears.shape.arrow,
    widget        = wibox.widget.checkbox,

Should be easiest to use the declarative syntax:

    larscheckbox = wibox.widget {
        checked       = true,
        color         = '#00ff00',
        paddings      = 2,
        forced_width  = 24,
        shape         = gears.shape.arrow,
        widget        = wibox.widget.checkbox

You can change direction to south,east,west,north

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