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iPhone Hack – How to Use your iPhone as a Remote Mouse and Keyboard!

Here’s a cool $6 iPhone app that will let your iPhone act as a remote mouse and keyboard for your computer.  What I like most about this is the remote mouse, it’s like having a wireless motion-sensing mouse, great for those of you with trouble even getting out of your bed.  Would love to see this end up as an actual consumer product some day soon.  (

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Nintendo Hack – How to Convert your PowerGlove into a Wiimote-like Thang!

Do you remember when the first Nintendo PowerGlove came out? It was like the tightest game controller ever.

Well, nowdays “nobody” uses a PowerGlove but here’s a guy who hacked it, added an accelerometer, and now functional just like a Wiimote, or maybe even better.

Over the past month, I’ve done just that. I stripped the guts out of an original Power Glove, replaced the ultrasonic sensors with an accelerometer, the proprietary microcontroller with an open-source Arduino, and the wired connection with Bluetooth. I wrote an input manager to get the

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iPhone Hack – How to Develop Native iPhone Apps with Javascript/HTML!

Here’s a cool iPhone dev app called PhoneGap that allows you to develop iPhone Apps with Javascript and HTML for webmasters who know nothing about C.

PhoneGap is a free open source development tool and framework that allows web developers to take advantage of the powerful features in the iPhone SDK from HTML and JavaScript. We’re trying to make iPhone app development easy and open. For many applications a web application is the way to but in Safari you don’t get access to the native iPhone APIs, and the that’

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ow to DIY Arduino HACK – ArduGame – DIY Arduino Game Console!

Here’s a really cool Arduino hack where the user has hacked up a game console based on Arduino and peripherals like accelerometer.

The ArduGame packs all of the power into a small handheld unit that allows you to make yo

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How to Turn your iPhone into a Dyno with Dynolicious!

Here’s a cool new iPhone app called Dynolicious that will turn your iPhone into a real Dyno using iPhone’s already-capable accelerometer.

This is definitely going to beat buying a stand-along Dyno or making an accelerometer yourself.

Dynolicious is the first automotive performance meter available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Dynolicious uses the hardware built-in to you

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Improved Motion Sensing for Wii Controller with Wii MotionPlus!

Nintendo just announced their new improved motion sensing module called Wii MotionPlus that you can plug into an existing Wii controller.

Nintendo’s upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the acc

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Verizon’s LG Dare Touchscreen Available Tomorrow for $200

Here’s a cool LG phone that will beb available tomorrow.  iPhone Killer?  Maybe… Hardware:

    Dimensions: 103.9 x 55.6 x 13.8 mm (that’s 0.54-inches thick for us yanks) 3-inch, 240 x 400 touchscreen LCD with “Vibe-Touch” tactile feedback Rev A EV-DO 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and exposure control 120 fps slow-motion movie record mode 3.5mm headphone jack microSD up to 8GB Proximity sensor for switching off the LCD when against your face Light sensor to adjust LCD brightness automatically Accelerome

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Beer Smellin’ Robot

Beer smellin’ robot finds you BEER! Can I order one please?

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DIY – How to Make a Wireless Accelerometer Mouse Pointer!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdU6nDrc9vE

This is a great project for your school final project.

Human Interfacing Device is key area in modern electronics era. Gesture recognition can be well introduced in modern day computers to play 3-D games. Virtual Reality is not far away from our doorsteps. Simple inertial navigation sensor like accelerometer can be utilized in getting Dynamic or Static acceleration profile of movement to move cursor of mouse or Gyroscope to even rotate 3-D object. We propose a technique on same principle to convert acceleration profile of acc

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Design Concept – Tennis Racket Trainer!

Here’s an interesting concept, it’s a tennis trainer that coaches you by acting as a virtual coach.

For one, as an experience embedded controller developer, you’d need some type of 3D accelerometer and lots of fun math calculations for the computer to figure out exactly how the tennis player is swinging then the virtual coach would tell the player to correct him/herself.

There, that’s my 2 cents for the engineering part, go make one!

Mana clips onto the player’s racket and calls our areas of the court for the

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