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Acc_Gyro = Accelerometer + Gyro Chip!

For those of you looking for an accelerometer chip with a gyro, look no further as this new Acc_Gyro chip does exactly that.

The Acc_Gyro Board represents a 5DOF Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), capable of measuring acceleration on all 3-axis as well as measuring rotation rate around the X and Y axis. Combining values from both accelerometer and gyroscope will allow you to obtain accurate values of inclination angles relative to the earth’s surface. IMU units are often used in

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USB DIY – How to Make Your Own DIY USB Motion Controller!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szZv2YYQm0U

There’s a slew of great USB motion controllers now on the market you can buy but for those of you hackers and DIYers who enjoy the challenge of making one, go ahead and refer to this site on how to make your own DIY USB motion controller.  (Of course, don’t forget we made one couple years back before the days of Wii)

This is the schematics for a PIC USB gam

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DIY Accelerometer Controlled Marble Maze!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcj9Sdiohog

Here’s a rather very interesting DIY project that involves a marble maze controlled by a wireless accelerometer housed in a Wii Steering Wheel unit.  Brilliant!

I purchased the Wii steering wheel unaware that an additional button is mounted to the back for the “B” controller inpu

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Dell Mini Hack – How to Add an Accelerometer!

There’s an easy way to hack your hacked touchscreen Dell Mini with a Wireless Motion Controller so your netbook can sense directions using its accelerometer and auto-rotate the screen.

You can follow step-by-step directions over here.  Of course, don’t forget

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Motion Sensing DIY Headphones!

Here’s a cool set of DIY headphones that allow you to control your iPhone volume and whatnot through its motion-sensing circuitry.  I find that this is a really awesome headphones for headbanging bloggers like me who are too lazy to use my hands as they are tied up with my mouse most of the day.

The ’tiltphones’ are a motion-sensitive iPod remote control. Electronics built into some over-ear headphones pick up what way your head is tilting and sends commands to your iPod accordingly.

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Circuit DIY – How to Make a Tilt Measuring Inclinometer!

Here’s a really cool DIY that shows you how to make a tilt measuring inclinometer.   I do highly like how Nicholas Kwan didn’t use an accelerometer but used cheaper, basic circuit parts.  This could be the “alternative” way to put an accelerometer function in your projects without spending much money but with a LM555 timer chip.

The idea behind this was to design a capacitor using a petri-dish and aluminum foil covering half the petri-dish and using water as the dielectric. Beca

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Zedomax DIY HOWTOs

Zedomax DIYs are what brought Zedomax.com to life and you might want to learn that this site wasn’t really even a blog when it all first started out.

Here’s the HTML versions of this blog for your interests:

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DIY – How to Make an LED Matrix Dice!

For all you gambling-addicts, you might be surprised to learn that there is a way to simulate crap dice on an LED matrix, here’s a cool DIY project for that.

    Fact: I am a new D&D player. Problem: Having to roll many kinds of dice, which get lost and end up it other player’s hands. Solution: Build an n-sided dice. Method: Take two 5×7 led displays, connect them to an ATmega168, toss in a Freescale’s 3-axis MMA7260QT accelerometer and program some code.

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BUG – Tiny DIY/Open-Srouce Linux-Platform Microcomputer with Java Programming!

In my life time, I have seen many little linux-microcomputers that will allow you to do more hacking with less space.

Sorta like the ultra-tiny SheevaPlug, this BUG is an open-source linux-based microcomputer that already comes with accelerometer, camera, and even a GPS module so you can build the next generation gadget-device with it.

I happen to like it a lot, maybe I will get one soon to start hacking it.

BUG is

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DIY iPhone Controlled R2D2!

Here’s the cool R2D2 robot of the day, one that can be controlled via an iPhone!  I have to say this is becoming more realistic than all that other junk they sell online, awesome!

I found a way to remote control my R2D2 with an iPhone. I’ve got minimal control working now. Once I perfect it, I will share more details, but for now this will wet your appetite. In the videos I demonstrate controlling a servo and the dome motor using an iPhone using the accelerometer (tilting

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