“Some guy who’s never met Mike” wrote in to tell us about Mike’s Flying Bike, a completely unconventional flight-sim interface created from a bicycle, a Sun SPOT sensor/microcontroller, and Google Earth.

So, you pedal this stationary bike to pick up speed and take off. Then you manipulate various hand levers and the handlebars to affect the elevator, aileron and rudder controls. It’s never been so fun to fly around the Earth. In your living room. On a bike.

Mike’s Flying Bike for Google Earth