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IconHere’s “Pall Thayer’s fun with Apple’s Sudden Motion Sensor (ams/sms/accelerometer)” It’s pretty much the coolest widget I’ve ever seen – once installed on a new-ish Powerbook or iBook, you can use your computer as a level. While the act of viewing a level isn’t exactly earth-shattering, there are lots of new ideas and applications being developed: a virtual world controller and a marble madness port…(and here’s a puppet) [via] Link. If you’re wondering what this looks like, here’s a video (MP4).

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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