Friday, September 22, 2006

Get violent with that computer!

In this case, the video's worth a thousand words. The post shares some code that makes a MacBook respond programatically to a physical "smack" (it's actually more like a tap...). The sheer coolness of this has encouraged other people to port the code to other platforms, too.

All the details are here.

2 comments:

k2h said...

now that we have direct read of the accelerometer, lets mount the thing to the hood of my car so we can measure my 0-60 acceleration (and more importantly) my G-force in a turn or in a skid stop.

you could even strap it tightly to your back when you snowboard and see how hard you really fall.

palegreenhorse said...

i so love it! the one thing that totally rocks is that it is a motion that makes sense. it is like sliding a piece of paper around and so it isn't hard to remember what to do to make it happen.

oh ya and i liked the plug for eclipse... i know sarah hates java apps, but i like eclipse and it served me well for my dissertation.