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Make: Sensors by Ville Valtokari, Kimmo Karvinen, Tero Karvinen

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Chapter 8. Acceleration

Some games are controlled by tilting a phone in the air, using the accelerometer. The popular Wii game console uses an accelerometer for its controllers. In this chapter, you will hack a Wii controller to use its sensors. We used a phone accelerometer for control in the Football Robot from Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets.

Hard disks found in laptops and desktops can now take a lot of punishment. Many are rated to take a shock of 150 g (when ...

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